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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 …

Latest News Press Release Startup Nations Standard November 3, 2021 PRESS RELEASE: Independent ESNA Monitoring can deliver significant improvements for startups in EU

PRESS RELEASE [Lisbon, 3rd November 2021, contact: ines@alliedforstartups.org] Allied for Startups welcomes the European Startup Nations Alliance (ESNA), the monitoring body of the Startup Nations Standard (SNS) and encourages Member States to construct independent and transparent governing bodies with a clearly defined role for startup organisations.  In March of 2021, we welcomed the release of …

Latest News Open Letter October 27, 2021 Startup Initiatives: From Discussion to Coordination and Implementation

Dear President von der Leyen, Dear Commissioner Breton, Dear Commissioner Gabriel We, the undersigned startup organisations, welcome the increased focus on startup policies, including the Startup Nations Standard (SNS) with the European Startup Nations Alliance (ESNA), ScaleUp Europe, Global Powerhouses and the Unicorns Group. These underline the political will to fuel the innovative digital economy …

DSA 4 Startups Latest News Open Letter October 25, 2021 Open Letter: Making the DSA proportionate and balanced

Dear Members of the European Parliament, Dear Ambassadors to the EU, We, the undersigned startup organisations, encourage you to ensure the DSA becomes more proportionate and balanced so that startups can scale-up their innovations to businesses and consumers across the EU. Our members would like to request a meeting or roundtable with you at your …

Latest News October 14, 2021 Bringing together startup communities: our Annual Summit 2021

We hosted our 7th consecutive (very successful!) Annual Summit! Every year we gather our Members so startup communities can connect broadly and discuss our yearly priorities and vote on our Mandate for the following year. Here’s what happened at our Virtual Summit:  After much consideration, our Members voted on the following three key priorities for …