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Startup Europe Networks

The European Commission stimulates the startup continent by connecting players of the European local hubs, linking investors, entrepreneurs and regional decision-makers.

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Startup friendly EU networks

A startup Europe with a higher density of connections among players will significantly increase the business opportunities across borders. Being able to find investors, customers or partners anywhere in Europe will mean more growth, opportunities and jobs.

Thus, building a common language between corporations and scalers, and fostering networks that improve the performance and competitiveness of startups, scaleups and cluster organizations is of utmost importance. The following networks and platforms work towards those objectives: 


To empower startups and scaleups, several programmes were created to provide information and encourage them to invest into the international markets:


Digital Day 2021: EU countries commit to key digital initiatives for Europe's Digital Decade

Today, at the online Digital Day 2021, Ministers representing EU Member States signed three Declarations to pool efforts and resources to promote international connectivity, incentivise the rollout of clean digital technologies and improve the regulatory environment for start-ups and scale-ups. These tangible commitments will help accelerate Europe’s green and digital transformation and will contribute to the vision and goals of Europe's Digital Decade.

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