We need to have a debate about how we can make Europe the place where American startup companies want to move to, rather than the opposite. So let's use this as a starting point. The Startup Leaders Club, an independent group of entrepreneurs and investors in the tech entrepreneurship field in Europe started by Vice-President of the European Commission Neelie Kroes, have released a manifesto of how Europe should transition their policies to make the EU more startup-friendly.
The Leaders Club is fairly Nordics focused (as it should be, given our booming success) and counts four out of its nine members from the region. More specifically, it includes Daniel Ek, Founder & CEO of Spotify; Martin Lorentzon, Founder and Chairman of Spotify; Kaj Hed, Chairman of Rovio; and Niklas Zennström CEO of Atomico.
Their manifesto lists 22 actions in areas like education, access to talent, access to capital, data policies, and thought leadership.