The Policy Voice of Startups
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We work with digital startups and policymakers to create better policy for the digital economy.
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 largest and fastest growing in the G20 and already makes up over 10% of GDP, and employees over 1.4 million people.
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, including calling for the government to:
For example, we have published a Startup Manifesto ahead of the 2015 elections, ran campaigns on skilled immigration, led delegations of startup founders to Brussels, and submitted ideas for the Government’s Digital Strategy.
Coadec was founded in 2010 by Mike Butcher and others in the startup community, to ensure that startups had a voice in UK policymaking.
Originally posted on Medium here
tl;dr: After two brilliant years, I’m stepping down as Executive Director of Coadec, and am thrilled to be joining Uber’s policy research team next month.
We’re looking for an entrepreneurial policy wonk to take over running Coadec, if that could be you, check out the role and apply here.
Just over two years ago, I joined Coadec and...Read more
This was originally published on Medium here
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