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Covid 19 Policy Talent September 11, 2020 Landmark post-COVID-19 Digital Policies: The EU Startup Nations Standard

On Wednesday, our Director EU policy, Benedikt Blomeyer moderated a panel at the Virtual Ideas Festival about the Startup Nations Standard (SNS). Pēteris Zilgalvis, Head of Unit at DG Connect, Dominic Jacquesson Vice-President Talent at Index Ventures and Liz McCarthy CEO from Scale Ireland joined us to do discuss the potential of the SNS for …

Policy Uncategorized September 3, 2020 What is the EU Startup Nation Standard and how can it boost economic growth?

In March of 2020, as part of the EU’s new industrial strategy for a globally competitive, green and digital Europe, the European Commission announced the EU Startup Nation Standard. At Allied for Startups we are thrilled that the Commission had listened to startup communities calls to make startups central to EU policy making.  While we …

platforms September 1, 2020 The potential of gig workers for the economic recovery

COVID-19’s accelerating impact on the digital transition provides an opportunity to assess the potential and direction of gig workers for the economic recovery.   The COVID-19 pandemic is having a stimulating impact on the platform economy. It has challenged the way we work and live. Some sectors, such as edtech and the so-called gig economy, grew …

Startups August 21, 2020 Celebrating entrepreneurs: innovation powers our societies 

Happy World Entrepreneur Day! Every 21st of August the world celebrates innovation and the empowerment of entrepreneurs across the world as well as the advancements they have brought to our societies. At Allied for Startups we also want to celebrate this important day by shedding light into to the important work and value that entrepreneurship …

Policy August 13, 2020 The key question for the COVID-19 recovery: Will this legislation make the EU more or less attractive for startups?

When starting up, an entrepreneur looks for a location that maximises his/her chance of success. This choice includes taking into account variables such as access to talent, finance, bureaucracy, size of market, and regulation. For a founder it is a complicated calculation which is constantly being updated. And it seems as if policy makers have …

DTX Startups August 6, 2020 Telemedicine startups in Europe catapulted into the future

When the COVID-19 outbreak hit, patients and doctors suddenly found themselves facing a new reality. Healthcare systems and clinicians were overwhelmed and visiting health facilities involved an increased risk of virus transmission. In many countries, physical consultations and examinations were no longer possible in most but critical cases. As a result, telemedicine has become the …

Startups July 29, 2020 Startup innovation at the service of the silver generation

Nearly one fifth (19%) of the EU population is aged 65 and over. This proportion is growing: according to the United Nations, by 2050, one in four people living in Europe and Northern America will be in this age group. Moreover, 32.1% of seniors in the EU live alone. As the global population is ageing …

Data Policy July 29, 2020 Transatlantic Data Flows: So what are the options for startups?

Following the European Court of Justice’s landmark ruling on Privacy Shield, startup communities must strike one important mechanism off the list of avenues for transatlantic data transfers. It begs the question: why does this matter and what other mechanisms do startups have at their disposal? Data adequacy is granted by the European Commission if another …

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. 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 the …

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, …

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