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Founded by tech entrepreneurs, The Coalition for a Digital Economy (Coadec) is a non-profit that campaigns for policies to support digital startups in the UK. We conduct research, host events, and run campaigns on behalf of the UK’s startup community.
Digital startups matter to the UK – they are an important source of innovation, jobs and growth. The UK’s digital economy is the fastest growing in the G20 and already makes up over 8% of GDP.
The UK should be the best place in the world to launch and grow a digital startup. That is why we campaign for policies to support the digital economy, calling for the government to:
A couple of weeks ago I spoke in Brussels at Neelie Kroes' invitation about startup policy at the European Commission's Digital Action Day. The talk is now online - take a look here:Read more
This week I was at Labour Party Conference in Manchester. I've written for Tech City News about my overall impressions, but here are some specific items that will have an impact on startups: Ed Balls: Tech is 'hollowing out' labour market Shadow Chancellor, Ed Balls, warned in his conference speech that ‘rapid technological change is replacing traditional skilled jobs’leading to ‘a...Read more
Starting on Sunday is Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham (28th Sept - 1st October). As well as Coadec's own event on the Startup Manifesto with Ed Vaizey, Joanna Shields, Debbie Wosskow and Jennifer Arcuri (10.45am on 30th in the Tech Central Marquee), there's lots of other great tech focussed events, including from our friends at TransferWise. Most of these are being hosted...Read more
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