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.

The Build to Scale Program seeks to build regional economies through scalable startups, and is comprised of three separate grant competitions for entrepreneur-support organizations: 1. Venture Challenge (formerly known as the “i6 Challenge”): seeks to support entrepreneurship and accelerate

The fund bridges the gap for new businesses with high potential as they move from new idea to proof-of-concept to commercialization and eventually to venture capital.  The investments start at $250,000 and, upon receiving an investment, entrepreneurs are paired with an experienced Venture Partner

The State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) was a one-time program of limited duration which provided $1.5 billion from the U.S. Department of the Treasury to state programs that promoted private financing for small businesses.  The SSBCI allowed states, territories and eligible

Entrepreneurship Manager

Through four objectives and 24 actions, Enterprise Ireland is responding to the underrepresentation of women entrepreneurs in Ireland.  The four objectives and their related action are:  I. Increasing the number of women-led established companies growing internationally. Drive the women in

Managing Director
Netherlands Rise caters to companies which:  Significantly need to increase their team. Want to expand their markets and rapidly grow internationally. Need to attract serious growth capital. Want to map their scaling journey.  Aim to be a global force in their industry. Selected companies

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

Head of New Technology & Startup Research

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

Founder & President
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

Prior to this loan guarantee scheme for startups, specific business models had only been included to a limited extent in Federal Council measures. For them, access to the Confederation's existing emergency aid was either not possible or very restricted. Certain cantons had subsequently introduced

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