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Latest News Startups May 11, 2022 Announcing AFS EU Election Priorities Consultation

Allied for Startups is announcing an open consultation with startup associations to identify our Priorities for the 2024 EU elections. Although the election seems far away, for policy makers ‘election mode’ will start much earlier. Actually, in some countries some Parties are already setting up lists with candidates. There is a great opportunity to make …

Latest News April 28, 2022 Allied for Startups Board Discusses 5 Year Goals

The Allied for Startups team and the elected Board convened for a Retreat in Lisbon last week. We were thrilled to have (finally!) met the Board in person, after holding all of our meetings online. Here’s the highlights of what we discussed in Lisbon:  Background: Our Board consists of leaders from Startup Organisations (our Members). …

Data Latest News Policy February 15, 2022 Why enabling global data flows should become an EU policy priority (again)

An entrepreneur is never more than a good idea and a dataset away from the next unicorn. Sounds like a broken record? But what if that dataset is from another country or if your startup is using platforms from around the world. All actors in the EU policy space should be aware that startups are …

Latest News Press Release January 20, 2022 PRESS RELEASE: Digital Services Act vote: An opportunity for startups but a long road ahead

[Brussels, 20 January 2021, contact ines@alliedforstartups.org] Allied for Startups welcomes the adoption of the European Parliament’s Resolution on the Digital Services Act which makes a first step towards finding a balance between preventing the dissemination of illegal content and providing startups with the flexibility they need to innovate.  The Resolution maintains the key principles of …

DSA 4 Startups Latest News platforms January 19, 2022 Why is the Digital Services Act important for startups?

10,000 startups in Europe are counting on the European Parliament to vote for a Digital Services Act that facilitates innovation for businesses and societies across Europe by sticking to the hard-won IMCO compromise and rejecting disproportionate last-minute amendments. MEPs in the Internal Market Committee MEPs have designed an approach that strikes a balance between preventing …

Latest News platforms Startups January 5, 2022 Will France support startups during its Presidency?

For the last few years the French government has shown considerable interest in nurturing its fast-growing digital startup ecosystem and becoming a “Digital Republic”. Just last year, the government invested €4 billion in funding for startups to support them during the COVID lockdowns. France is also known for its startup visa, a fast-track scheme for …

Data Latest News December 16, 2021 Announcing the Global Data Flows & Privacy Workstream: Why data flows & privacy can work together and why this supports startups

An entrepreneur is only an idea and the right data set away from a startup.  Data is the bedrock of innovation, it fuels knowledge, research, and technology. Today more and more startups use data at the core of their operations, such as AI startups, or as ancillary. While startups are increasingly relying on data to …

DSA 4 Startups Latest News Press Release November 26, 2021 PRESS RELEASE: Maintaining the foundation of the platform economy in The Digital Services Act is key to startup growth

[Brussels, 25 November 2021, contact ines@alliedforstartups.org] We welcome the adoption of the Council of the EU’s general approach on the Digital Services Act which maintains the key principles of the E-Commerce Directive and the Country of Origin principle, which is vitally important for startup ecosystems.   The general approach preserves three key principles for startup ecosystems: …

DTX Healthtech Charter Latest News Policy November 19, 2021 The HealthTech Charter: Best Practices in Digital Health Innovation

For the last few months, we’ve observed how the digital revolution of health has gained extraordinary momentum across European borders. Life-changing innovations continue to penetrate the European market, empowering patients and providers with state-of-the art medical technologies.  However, all too often digital health innovators invest time and resources navigating complex regulatory measures across Europe. This, …

DSA 4 Startups Latest News Policy November 18, 2021 The importance of targeted advertising for startup ecosystems in Europe

Testimonials from startup innovators and ecosystem builders You didn’t hear it from us – hear from European ecosystem builders below on why targeted advertising matters for the launching and scaling of innovative businesses in Europe. The Digital Services Act is a landmark political file that can update and clarify the legal framework for startups operating …

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