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Policy Press Release March 10, 2020 Press Release: Allied for Startups encourages a stronger focus on startups for the European Commission’s SME and Industrial Strategies

[Brussels, 10 March 2020, contact: manon@alliedforstartups.org] Allied for Startups welcomes the “SME strategy for a sustainable and digital Europe”, which includes the Startup Nations Standard, and encourages a strong focus on startups as independent actors in its implementation.  “The talent-focus of the proposed Startup Nation Standard has significant potential for startup ecosystems, since access to …

Startups October 22, 2019 Deep-dive into the Spanish ecosystem – South Summit

[Brussels, 22 October] Earlier this month, Allied for Startups participated in the South Summit in Madrid to meet, learn and exchange with stakeholders in the Spanish startup ecosystem. The South Summit brings together thousands of entrepreneurs working in blockchain, foodtech, insurtech, healthcare, smart mobility, and other cutting-edge topics, as well as ecosystem players ranging from corporate …

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 …

Startups August 21, 2019 Europe❤️Startups: Why Startups are Europe’s Top Job Creators

Startups accelerate economic growth, expanding and creating jobs faster than the rest of the economy. What can the European Parliament do to enable startups to multiply their contribution to the European market.

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”…

Talent April 5, 2019 It’s all about Talent, Talent, Talent

Next to markets and capital, talent has always been one of the top three things entrepreneurs need to thrive. With more capital available and markets slowly uniting, access to talent is becoming the biggest bottleneck to scaling up in the EU. We suggest three building blocks to policy makers: Train more talent, enable startups to hire …

Talent August 22, 2016 Brain gain: Six ways the EU startup visa will bring success to Europe

Europe needs to do more to attract talented people and the growth of boost startups. Right now, Europe is bleeding talent, but governments can reverse that trend. The European Commission will propose changes to the blue card visa for highly-skilled workers tomorrow (7 June). Let’s hope the executive listens to what member states called for …

Policy May 11, 2016 European startups set policy priorities for global growth

Digital leaders from 15 EU member states, 18 associations representing over 10,000 startups, met in Brussels to set policy priorities for the coming year.

Talent May 11, 2016 How a Startup Visa can make the EU (and EU politics) more attractive

As we are working towards the Digital Single Market, the access of third country entrepreneurs should be part of our discussion.