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Startups March 30, 2022 Russian War on Ukraine: Resources for Startup Organisations

Startup associations are sharing their best practices and harnessing their potential to play their part in helping those in need of urgent support in the Ukraine War. The Russian attack on Ukraine may have been a shock to many working in the tech sector, but it was quickly followed by a “roll up your sleeves …

Startups March 8, 2022 Scaling Allied for Startups into emerging markets

We were born almost a decade ago and our Membership growth mirrors the increased need for startup representation at the policy table – exponential. Why? Startups are an economic force to be reckoned with and policy makers have noticed. Digital rules are proliferating across borders, which often means that starting-up is becoming increasingly complex for …

DTX Healthtech Charter Startups February 24, 2022 eHealth Services Empowering Startups #HealthTechCharter

The Third Best Practice of the HealthTechCharter refers to Estonia’s fully interoperable Electronic Health Records and e-Prescriptions integrated into its national health system. These eHealth services have empowered actors along the health continuum – and supported startups in digital health to succeed. Adopting similar practices across European borders would be a big step towards building …

DTX Healthtech Charter Startups February 3, 2022 A Year in Review – 2021 DTx Annual Report

Allied for Startups DTx has published its 2021 Annual Report! With digital health initiatives under the European spotlight, take a look at the project’s main activities and growth this past year. Join us as we continue to enhance the policy environment for startups and support innovation in the European healthcare ecosystem in 2022.    Download …

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 …

Policy Startups December 16, 2021 Startup Policy Track @ Slush! 2/12/21

Allied for Startups, Startup Foundation, France Digitale, Danish Entrepreneurs, and the Frontrunners Alliance organised the Startup Policy Track at Slush! on 2 December.  Find below the key highlights: Over the course of 3 panel discussions, startup founders, VCs, ecosystem leaders and policy makers discussed building startup ecosystems, platform governance and data. Startups are formed and …

Latest News Startups July 29, 2021 Tech Policy for Startups – Where are we at?

2021 has been a busy year for digital policy and we are expecting more coming our way after the summer. Legislation on platform regulation, artificial intelligence and data sharing are piling up at the EU institutions. It will shape and define the future innovation economy and startups ecosystems in the EU and beyond, so it’s …

Startups June 11, 2021 Happy Birthday, Allied for Startups!

On the 11th of June of 2014, Melissa Blaustein, our Founder and CEO, came together with 12 national startup associations and formed Allied for Startups. The purpose and objective of the organisation hasn’t changed a bit since our founding days: Bring the voices of startups to governments and institutions around the world, with the ultimate …

Innovation Startups June 3, 2021 Startups in the Blue Economy: Transitioning Towards a Sustainable Europe

On the occasion of World Environment Day, it is important to recognise our role in the restoration of nature’s ecosystems. Startups are key actors that continue to deliver innovative solutions within the ‘blue economy’ to tackle climate change.   Since 1974, World Environment Day has been celebrated annually on the 5th of June to inspire positive …

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 …