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Latest News Members Startups December 9, 2022 Member spotlight: 2023 Danish Entrepreneurs’ ambitions!

Danish Entrepreneurs (Dansk Iværksætter Forening) inaugurates Allied for Startups’ Member’ Corner – a series of blogposts to showcase our thriving community of startup associations across borders and their valuable work to enhance the startup ecosystem and entrepreneurship.  Danish Entrepreneurs is a non-profit membership association born in 1985 to support the Danish startup ecosystem. Since its …

Data Latest News Policy December 7, 2022 Cloud Switching in the Data Act: Why does it matter for startups?

In this third piece of the Data Act series, we discuss the way in which the Data Act regulates switching between cloud service providers and how this can affect startups.  The Data Act aims to facilitate switching between cloud services by removing commercial, technical, contractual, and organisational obstacles. This is regulated in Chapter VI (Articles …

Artificial Intelligence Latest News Policy December 2, 2022 AI Act & startups: General Purpose AI in a nutshell

The discussions on the European Commission‘s proposal on Artificial Intelligence Act (AIA) are advancing in the European Parliament and the Council of the EU.  We are closely following, among others, the different approaches for the regulation of general purpose AI systems, which will directly impact startups. The latter were not initially in the scope of …

DTX Latest News Startups December 1, 2022 World AIDS Day: Moonshot Startup Solutions

In honour of World AIDS Day, celebrated annually on December 1st, we unite in the fight against HIV to show support for people living with HIV, and to remember those who have passed from an AIDS-related illness. Honouring World AIDS Day spotlights that HIV is still present and that there is an urgent need to …

Data Latest News Policy November 17, 2022 B2B mandatory data sharing in the Data Act. Friend or foe?

We continue our series on the Data Act, this time we will deep-dive into Business-to-Business (B2B) data sharing, one of the key aspects regulated by the Data Act and a crucial one for startups.  One of the key goals of the regulation is to make non-personal/industrial data more widely shared between businesses, which is mainly …

Latest News Policy Startup Nations Standard November 9, 2022 Is Spain ready to be the first EU Startup Nation?

The Spanish Parliament has approved the first Spanish Startup Law after sixteen months in the pipeline. This is exciting news for the Spanish and European startup ecosystems, so much so that it has been baptised in Spain by some as “la deseada” (the wished for).  This piece of legislation constitutes a conscious effort on the …

Latest News November 9, 2022 2022 in review — AFS Annual Report

Allied for Startups has published its 2022 Report!  In this release, we highlight our most relevant activities: from the opening of an office in LATAM to AFS’ solid commitment to sustainability. Discover everything we have done throughout this year to put startups at the top of the policy agenda! Download the 2022 Annual Report

Latest News Startups November 3, 2022 Uniting Global Startup Communities – The AFS Annual Summit

Last week, Allied for Startups hosted its 8th edition of the Annual Summit! Representatives from over 23 startup associations across the globe gathered in Brussels to connect, exchange ideas, and vote on our 2023 policy priorities.  After interesting reflections and deliberations, our Members voted on the AFS 2023 Mandate, which outlines our policy priorities for …

Data Latest News Startups October 13, 2022 The Data Act: An opportunity to unleash startup potential?

The Data Act is a legislative proposal from the European Commission which aims to regulate non-personal or industrial data within the European Union. It consists of the following three main strands: data relations between industrial actors, cloud data infrastructure and international data transfers. If done correctly, it has the potential to help foster startup growth …

Data Latest News Press Release October 7, 2022 PRESS RELEASE: The US executive order is a pivotal step towards transatlantic data transfers that work for startups

[Brussels, 7 October 2022, contact: ines@alliedforstartups.org]  The US  executive order on transatlantic data transfers is a pivotal step towards an agreement that will facilitate data transfers on both sides of the Atlantic. Allied for Startups welcomes this approach from the US administration which will bring significant benefits for startups.   Speaking about the release, Allied For …