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 our proposal.
– A European limited status – Closing the financial gap – A data-driven EU – Startup-friendly institutions
Intent on completing and ensuring a competitive Single Market, ESN worked to provide Vice President Jyrki Katainen and the European Commission with several concrete suggestions regarding regulation and deregulation of the startup and scaleup landscape, addressing mainly: Startup Single Market, value-added tax, copyright, data protection, data localization, digital identity, patent law, platforms, the SME Test, carveouts, artificial intelligence, and administration.
The 2016 European Startup Monitor aims to present the development and significance of startups and identify research gaps, outline economic initiatives that will strengthen national and regional European startup ecosystems, and cultivate enthusiasm for entrepreneurship in society. At 112 pages, it is a significant data-driven document which highlights all main factors of the startup ecosystem.
The European Scaleup Manifesto is a 49-point roadmap which draws from the unique insights of dozens of leading European startup associations and successful entrepreneurs. The measures are aimed at helping European startups to scale and are divided into six headings: complete the single market; mobilize capital; activate talent; power innovation; broaden education; and monitor, measure, and evaluate.