SAPIE joined Allied for Startups Annual Summit 2017: If you are not at the table, you are on the menu
Too often startups have to live by the rules that were not made for them. These rules can often hamper innovation or create additional administrative burdens that force many innovative companies off the European market. For the third time, Allied for Startups brought together entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers and other stakeholders together for a dedicated two-day policy summit in Brussels to strengthen the connection between startups and policy. SAPIE as a proud member of Allied for Startups joined more than 20 member associations that took part in Annual Summit 2017 on 16-18 October 2017.
The topics covered by this year’s Summit, were: Data economy, Artificial Intelligence and Market transformation. With our AfS partners, we worked closely on drafting positions that take into consideration specific needs of startup and innovative ecosystem.
We have also touched upon hot topics on the EU table - Digital Single Market’s Copyright and ePrivacy legislation - that will widely influence European startup communities and consumers alike. SAPIE joined the conversation with the latest news on Slovak position on both ePrivacy and Copyright legislative drafts, expressing the concerns of Slovak digital and innovative leaders who believe that Slovakia needs to continue playing an active role of an advocate for digital agenda and continuous implementation and development of the European Digital Single Market.
If you want to read SAPIE commentaries to the Slovak position to EU’s ePrivacy draft proposal, see attachment.
If you want to read more about how copyright reform will change the EU startup ecosystem, check Allied for Startups’ project Innovators Act.
About Allied for Startups:
Allied for Startups’ members are regional and national trade associations and not for profit organisations representing and supporting startups, entrepreneurs, investors, charities, and advocacy organisations in their national ecosystems.
Allied for Startups builds bridges across countries and continents on pressing policy issues with members from more than 30 associations across 20 countries and 4 continents.