There’s no shortage of ambitious thinking in Europe; in fact, the continent boasts more entrepreneurs per capita than the United States, the traditional benchmark for excellence. But European startups face a difficult maze of problems – restricted national markets, a shortage of capital, a regulatory framework built for 19th century capitalism. That’s why leading startup associations and entrepreneurs conceived, crowdsourced and wrote Scale Up Europe: A Manifesto for Change and Empowerment in the Digital Age, a hard-hitting action plan with 49 proposals to help Europe “scale up.”
The Lisbon Council is proud to support this independent community-led effort. Paul Hofheinz, president of the Lisbon Council and director of the European Digital Forum, joined as founding signatory. The petition is open to all – to sign, and to join the Scale Up Europe movement.