In a blog post on the new Start-Ups and Scale-Ups Initiative by the European Commission, Günther Oettinger, European commissioner for digital economy and society, writes: “Based on input from the startup community, and not least from the Scale Up manifesto, the Commission today presents a ‘Startup and scale up initiative’…I recommend you read the manifesto for inspiration, comment on it and spread its messages to governments, the private sector, academia or startup founders.”