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Policy Rocket Club December 16, 2019 Allied for Startups launches 🚀 The Rocket Club 🚀

Startups and scaleups live and flourish in ecosystems of talent (entrepreneurs & employees, mentors), investors (angel investors, venture capital firms, crowdfunding, etc), support organisations (incubators, accelerators, startup associations, hubs, etc), users, universities, governments, and corporations. Startup ecosystems have a positive impact on society and the economy. They contribute to various areas from job creation, open …

DTX Policy November 26, 2019 Digital Health Startups and EU Policy: A day of collaboration among startups, policymakers and healthcare stakeholders in the EU

On 19 November, founders of European digital health startups Ada, Brain+, Byteflies, Disior, Tired of Cancer and Biloba came to Brussels to talk directly to policymakers and regulators from the European Parliament and Commission.  The aim was to discuss face-to-face some of the most crucial policy topics for startups – e.g. the impact of regulations …

Policy November 20, 2019 6 reasons why sandboxes are an underrated EU policy instrument

When launching their business on the market, startups often struggle with legislation. Because they disrupt business models with new solutions, it can be complex for them to comply with regulations that are not adapted to them. However, some regulatory burdens could be mitigated with the use of regulatory sandboxes. The use of sandboxes for Fintech …

Policy Startups October 3, 2019 Startup Communities’ Questions to Commissioner Vestager

[Brussels, 3 October] Startups should be in the centre of the European Commission’s plans for the digital economy, which is why Allied for Startups has questions to be asked to Commissioner-designate Vestager at her hearing on Tuesday, 8 October. Concurrently to the hearing of Commissioner Vestager, Allied for Startups is releasing its position on the …

Policy Startups June 21, 2019 Problem-Based Learning: A startups’ recipe for policy makers

Online platforms transform the way we purchase, communicate, move and work – everybody enjoys their services everyday. Startups benefit from this thriving platform economy – it helps them to grow, operate with little cost and connect easily with consumers and users. With the platform economy, startups deliver new products and services which benefits consumers and …

Policy April 5, 2019 Startup Communities look ahead with policy recommendations

We presented 11 concrete policy recommendations for European leaders at the Startup Europe Summit in Cluj. At Startup Europe Summit, Allied for Startups coordinated with Startup Europe the publication of “Startup Policy Ideas”…

Open Letter Policy March 20, 2019 Entrepreneurs in Europe want to thrive!

Dear MEPs, European entrepreneurs are counting on your support to keep them innovating and are urging you to vote against the adoption of the copyright directive. Let’s find a better solution for startups because the current provisions will harm them. Here is why: The SME exemption proposed in the directive does not work for startups: It can …

Policy March 12, 2019 Upscale Warning for the Startup Nation

The proposed Digital Services Tax will have serious ramifications for France’s ambitions to be a startup nation.

Blockchain Policy February 16, 2019 Europe❤️Startups: Why Politicians should spend more time with AI and Blockchain entrepreneurs

Europe is a policy innovator, especially when it comes to new technologies. When doing so, it is important to consider where these new technologies come from. For deep tech, such as AI or Blockchain, startups often are the birthplace of the latest trends. By creating an Intergroup on Startups and Scaleups, the European Parliament and …

Policy September 29, 2018 Startups & Developers

From Mumbai to Manila, and from Tokyo to Sydney, thousands of innovative and ambitious startups are bustling every day. In a global race for unicorns and new technologies, APAC governments can accelerate the success of local entrepreneurs by seizing the right opportunities. Nurturing entrepreneurs and mobile developers can be the winning ingredient of our economies, …