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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 Press Release December 15, 2020 PRESS RELEASE: Allied for Startups encourages European institutions to design a Digital Markets Act that incentivises starting up and scaling.

[Brussels, 15 December 2020, contact: ines@alliedforstartups.org] Upon the official release today of a Digital Markets Act, Allied for Startups is poised to engage with policy makers to ensure that it incentivises high growth startups across the region.  “Allied for Startups has already begun a comprehensive members consultation on the Digital Markets Act and we look …

DSA 4 Startups Latest News Press Release December 15, 2020 PRESS RELEASE: Allied for Startups welcomes opportunity to update and clarify regulatory framework for startups in the Digital Services Act (DSA), applauds inclusion of key principles

[Brussels, 15 December 2020, contact: ines@alliedforstartups.org]  Allied for Startups today welcomed the announcement of a comprehensive Digital Services Act (DSA) which maintained three key principles of a robust digital economy.  “Reaffirming the intermediary liability exemption, the country of origin principle and the prohibition of general monitoring are paramount to the scalability of startups in the …

DSA 4 Startups Latest News Press Release October 27, 2020 PRESS RELEASE: The Digital Services Act could empower startups and the wider EU economy.  

[Brussels, 27 October 2020, contact: ines@alliedforstartups.org] Allied for Startups in partnership with Oxera have published an economic impact assessment about how the Digital Services Act will affect business users of platforms.  The study was conducted by Oxera, who interviewed 1000 businesses across four Member States (Spain, Ireland, Bulgaria and Germany). The findings show that business …

Latest News Press Release July 22, 2020 PRESS RELEASE: Global leaders join new Allied For Startups Advisory Board at defining moment for startups

[Brussels, 22 July 2020, contact: ines@alliedforstartups.org] Global leaders join the Allied for Startups Advisory Board at a defining moment for startups. Indeed, the Advisory Board will guide the activities of Allied for Startups on a strategic level, raise awareness of critical issues, and function as a sounding board for new ideas and policy objectives for …

Press Release July 17, 2020 PRESS RELEASE: The invalidation of Privacy Shield casts legal uncertainty on startups

[Brussels, 17 July 2020, contact: ines@alliedforstartups.org] The invalidation of Privacy Shield by the European Court of Justice casts legal uncertainty over startups and scale-ups relying on transatlantic data flows. “The striking down of this transatlantic data transfer mechanism will effectively advantage bigger players who have existing Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC),” Benedikt Blomeyer, Director EU Policy, …

Press Release July 15, 2020 Allied for Startups grows team: welcomes Daniel Dalton as Senior Advisor and promotes Benedikt Blomeyer as EU Policy Director.

[Brussels, 15 July, contact: ines@alliedforstartups.org] Allied for Startups is onboarding former MEP Daniel Dalton as Senior Advisor and promotes Benedikt Blomeyer to EU Policy Director. “We are very proud to expand our team and continue to grow as our role as a global startup association. Making the voice of startups heard in policy and government …

Latest News Press Release June 15, 2020 Allied for Startups welcomes the Commission’s proposed extension of the State Aid Temporary Framework to support startups.

[Brussels, 15 June 2020, contact: ines@alliedforstartups.org] Allied for Startups welcomes the European Commission’s proposed extension of the State Aid Temporary Framework to support startups in the post-COVID-19 economic recovery.   Speaking about the EU Commission’s statement Benedikt Blomeyer, EU Policy Director at Allied for Startups said “We are pleased that the commission listened to our …

Press Release May 28, 2020 PRESS RELEASE: Allied For Startups Encourages The European Commission To Empower Startups To Achieve Green And Digital Economic Growth.

[Brussels, 28 MAY 2020, contact: ines@alliedforstartups.org] Allied for Startups welcomes the European Commission’s budget proposal for 2021-2027 and encourages the European Commission to leverage startups’ ambitions and growth potential to build a greener and more sustainable economy. Speaking about the release of the EU’s long-term budget, Benedikt Blomeyer, EU Policy Director at Allied for Startups …

Covid 19 Policy Press Release March 23, 2020 PRESS RELEASE: Governments should support startups in the covid-19 economic downturn

[Brussels, 23 March 2020, contact: ines@alliedforstartups.org] Allied for Startups encourages governments and international organisations to take measures to support startups in the ensuing coronavirus economic downturn. The health and safety of citizens during these difficult times should be the priority of governments and startups.  Looking into the future, an economic downturn is foreseeable. Startups have …