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 [...]

By |2021-06-21T09:17:40+00:00June 21st, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Action Plan to Make Europe the new Global Powerhouse for Startups

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 [...]

By |2021-05-10T11:28:35+00:00May 10th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2020-08-27T12:41:43+00:00August 27th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Startups’ recommendations for post-COVID-19 economic recovery

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 [...]

By |2020-11-03T14:03:09+00:00July 13th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

ESN members elect new President

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 [...]

By |2020-11-03T14:03:09+00:00June 3rd, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

NotOptional Campaign

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 [...]

By |2020-11-03T14:03:09+00:00March 12th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Annual Report on European SMEs 2018/2019

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. [...]

By |2020-11-03T14:03:10+00:00January 17th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Building the United Tech of Europe

For the first time in European history, 30 organizations from 27 countries across the EU have banned together to merge their aspirations and expectations, and to speak with a united voice. Europe is faced with a narrow time frame during which it can propose an alternative and ambitious vision for the digital sphere. Here is [...]

By |2020-11-03T14:03:10+00:00March 18th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments
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