Startup Nations Atlas of Policies

The Startup Nations Atlas of Policies (SNAP) is a compendium of public sector policies and programs. SNAP serves as a tool for policymakers, advisors and opinion leaders to learn about previously implemented. policy models, articulated entrepreneurship strategies, and/or designs of public-sector-supported  programs.

Vice President for Policy + Research
United States

The problem: Engi­neers, data sci­en­tists and other talented indi­vid­u­als are in high demand from large and well-resourced cor­po­ra­tions. Oftentimes, star­tups are unable to com­pete for this tal­ent in terms of salary and ben­e­fits.  The solution this policy instrument offers: Stock option

Director for Government and Investor Engagement
United States

A Company Share Option Plan (CSOP) is a discretionary scheme under which a company may grant options to any employee or full time director.  In the context of an early stage private company, an option is a contract that gives the holder the right, but not the obligation, to purchase a specified

Vice President for Policy + Research
United States

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) provides forgivable Small Business Administration (SBA) emergency '7(a) loans' of up to $10 million to small businesses with 500 or fewer employees including sole proprietorships, independent contractors, and self-employed persons affected by COVID-19. The

Director for Government and Investor Engagement
United States

The Federal Council provides a guarantee scheme to support promising startups encountering liquidity problems caused by the coronavirus. In collaboration with the cantons, the federal government intends to use the guarantee system to offer promising start-ups immediate protection against

Vice President for Policy + Research
United States

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is providing temporary, conditional relief to established small businesses impacted by COVID-19 in order to expedite the offering process. In particular, the SEC is relaxing certain Regulation Crowdfunding’s rules with respect to: a) The timing of an

Vice President for Policy + Research
United States

The Federal Ministry of Justice can exempt companies that have been hit by the COVID crisis from the obligation to file for insolvency right away. Normally, the regulatory scenario for companies in Germany is that if a company is over-indebted or insolvent, the management must file for bankruptcy

Managing Director
Germany

This two-pillared funding program seeks to achieve the following goals. Pillar 1:  Make public funding quickly available to public venture capital investors (both individual funds as well as funds of funds, e.g. KfW Capital, the European Investment Fund (EIF), the High-Tech Gründerfonds, Coparion

Vice President for Policy + Research
United States

The UK government has implemented a £1.25 billion (US$ 1.6 billion) support package to help tech start-ups survive the coronavirus pandemic. A large part of the financing package* consists of a “Future Fund” loan scheme, expected to inject £500 million (US$ 625 million) in convertible loans, for

In order to anticipate to the negative effects on entrepreneurs / startups as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, a preferential credit line has been designed to maintain the liquidity of these companies while overcoming the current situation. Term: Up to three (3) years. Period of grace to

Australia

Initially, the $130 billion COVID-19 wage subsidy package was made available for businesses that have seen a 30% drop in revenue, year-on-year, did not mention what would become of pre-revenue startups.  The ecosystem mobilized to channel the voice of startups that are dependent on investor funding