THE COMPANY European Startup Network (ESN) unifies Europe’s national startup associations to create a common voice for European startups. ESN wants to build a startup-friendly environment so that startups grow and thrive in Europe. That is why we united 38 associations representing startups in their countries. Among our members we count France Digitale, Startups.be Startup [...]
28 March 2022 At its General Assembly in Lille, France, the European Startup Network (ESN) took two important steps in its expansion strategy: (i) leading European regional startup ecosystems were admitted as members (Startup Valencia, Platform 6 from Tampere, EuraTechnologies from Lille and Danish Tech Startups), and (ii) the collaboration with startup associations outside Europe [...]
Together with nearly a 100 representatives from European and African business organisations, and policy makers, ESN co-authored the EABF 2022 Business Declaration on Digital Innovation. We are looking forward to contributing in the implementation of this declaration with the European HUBiquitous project. Read the publication for more information.
The European Startup Network wants to propose solutions and foster solidarity for Ukrainians in light of the ongoing war. Below you find a list of efforts by ESN members to assist Ukrainian entrepreneurs in their search for safer areas for their projects, employees, and family members. TechLeap has dedicated a section on their website [...]
The European Startup Network is appalled by the Ukrainian situation. Our thoughts are with the Ukrainian people, whom we stand by with greatest solidarity. Ukraine is a part of Europe and just became a conflict zone. It is of utmost importance that as an independent country, Ukraine can build and grow its own tech sector [...]
The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the European Startup Network (ESN) have signed a collaboration agreement to encourage activities and promote services that support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The ESN is the collective voice of European startups, representing them to European policymakers, and connecting them with corporations and investors [...]
The European Startup Network expands with 7 new members and engages with leading European decision makers
On Tuesday 15 June 2021, the European Startup Network (ESN) held its General Assembly in Paris and welcomed 7 European startup associations as new members, bringing the membership base to a total of 31 members. Furthermore, EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel joined the General Assembly for an interactive exchange of ideas about how to make [...]
On 10 May 2021 EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel has met with leading independent startup ecosystem leaders from across the 27 member states, who officially unveiled their “Action Plan to Make Europe the new Global Powerhouse for Startups“. The initiative, supported by 27 national EU startup organisations, aims to increase the number of unicorns (privately [...]
Press release for today's (10 May 2021) meeting between Commissioner Mariya Gabriel with leading independent startup ecosystem leaders from across the 27 member states, Let's increase the number of unicorns in Europe tenfold in ten years! Read the press release:
20,000 scaleups scouted and 668 individual coaching sessions in less than 3 years. Is it your turn to challenge us?
In March 2018, the SEP 2.0 project of the European Commission kicked-off with the very first Scaleup Summit at the Stock Exchange in Milan. Now, eight editions later we look back at a project where we selected Europe’s most promising scaleups and successfully matched them with corporates and investors to foster their growth. Our role [...]