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Latest News July 16, 2021 We’re hiring! Office Administrator position (Part time)

We are looking for a part time (1 day a week) Office Manager to join our international and dynamic team in Brussels! We’re looking for a startupper: a self-starter, independent, motivated and tech savvy individual. Our ideal candidate will have first-hand experience as an Office Administrator with advocacy organisations in Brussels. The candidate will support the …

Competition Latest News July 6, 2021 Let consumers make their pick & trust startups to deliver!

Startups exist because they respond to consumer needs – whether online or offline. Legislation that empowers innovation and ambitious startups also benefits consumers. However this only works if legislation isn’t designed to artificially pick winners and losers, for instance by favoring offline distribution mechanisms under a misleading guise of perceived fairness.  COVID-19 fundamentally changed the …

DSA 4 Startups Latest News Open Letter Uncategorized May 27, 2021 Joint statement to the 27 May Competitiveness Council on The Digital Services Act (DSA)

The undersigned organisations support the objective of the Digital Services Act (DSA) to increase digital innovation, online safety, and fundamental rights protection in the European Union Single Market. Considering the importance of this file we take this opportunity to congratulate the Portuguese Presidency and the Member States for the significant progress at the Working Party …

Innovation Latest News Startups May 5, 2021 Is the European Union promoting entrepreneurship and innovation?

Supporting startups is not just a question of money, regulation should also encourage starting and scaling up. In its working programme, the European Union has made the promotion of innovation and entrepreneurship one of its priorities. Through numerous funding programmes and initiatives, the European Union is making efforts to step up its game to become …

Latest News Startup Nations Standard April 27, 2021 A worldwide Startup Nations Standard: An 8-step recipe for global recovery.

It’s not a coincidence that countries such as Estonia, the UK or the US have some of the highest startup rates in the world. They offer regulatory, administrative and financing conditions that are attractive to entrepreneurs.  Entrepreneurs are naturally attracted to start up in an ecosystem that maximises their chance to scale-up. They consider factors …

Latest News Press Release April 22, 2021 PRESS RELEASE : Designing Artificial Intelligence requirements that consider startups will allow for innovation to thrive. 

[Brussels, 22 April 2021] Allied for Startups (AFS) welcomes the European Commission’s Artificial Intelligence Act and efforts to lay down harmonised rules for Artificial Intelligence uptake in Europe, however warns about potential regulatory complexity for startups.  AFS supports the proposed initiatives to encourage AI innovation in Europe such as regulatory sandboxes and measures aimed to …

Latest News Tax April 15, 2021 How would an EU Digital Levy impact startups?

Going global is in startups’ DNA, they create products designed with a global mindset and their objective is to compete internationally. A conducive environment for global innovation is one in which policy makers strive to avoid fragmentation so that startups only have to scale-up once.  For that reason, we’ve always been supportive and have called …

Latest News Press Release Startup Nations Standard March 18, 2021 PRESS RELEASE: An ambitious Startup Nations Standard can put the EU on route to being the scale-up continent.

Brussels, 19 March 2021,  Allied for Startups welcomes the Startup Nations Standard (SNS) which was presented today by the European Commission.  The Standard consists of a set of best practices that address key hurdles startups in the European Union face.  Following extensive and in-depth consultations with startup communities across Europe, the European Commission is setting …

Latest News Policy March 8, 2021 Choose to challenge (the lack of) diversity in entrepreneurship. 

If you were to think about 5 amazing entrepreneurs, how many would be women? The theme of this year’s international women’s day is “choose to challenge the status quo”. We want to change the status quo in entrepreneurship, which stands as follows: according to Forbes, only 10% of startups are founded by women in the …

Latest News Open Letter Tax February 11, 2021 Open Letter: Tech sector bodies call for new impetus from the US, EU and UK to find a solution for the taxation of the digital economy

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the importance of digital services to the modern economy. Tech sector has played a vital role in helping keep our society connected and our economies going throughout the harshest of years. To return to growth in 2021 the US, EU and its Member States and the UK are rightly seeking …