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 [...]
ESN deplores the big blow to the budget considered as crucial for Europe’s future. For the association, the agreed budget is at odds with the ambitions to achieve strategic technological autonomy for the Continent. Read the full press release:
A list of 13 concrete recommendations from startup organisations to national governments and international organisations in the fields of investment, talent and policy The document is also a call to the European Union and governments across the globe to provide startups with financial and political support, empowering them to thrive and build the economy of [...]
ESN is excited to announce that Nicolas Brien, CEO at France Digitale, was elected as president of its board. He will succeed founder Karen Boers and lead the board in pursuit of ESN’s mission to create a common voice for European startups so that more can start, scale and succeed in the EU. Read the [...]
ESN is supporting the NotOptional campaign (https://notoptional.eu/), whose aim is to ask for an improvement to the treatment of stock options, both at Member State and EU level , to enhance the ability of startups to attract talent. Read the letter sent by a coalition of CEOs, founders and startup networks to the European Commission [...]
ESN contributed to the Annual Report on European SMEs 2018/2019 with a dedicated section on startups, in the framework of the SME performance review. The SME performance review is one of the main tools the European Commission uses to monitor and assess countries' progress in implementing the Small Business Act (SBA) on a yearly basis. [...]