Wednesday, March 16
14:30 to 16:30
Plaza Mayor - Comisiones 5

During the Startup Nations Policy Unconference, Startup Nations members created a number of themes to help guide the conversation and provide a system of sharing best practices and ideas for public policy issues in their countries. 

The themes revolved around ways to help entrepreneurs finance their startups, how to help and encourage incubators and accelerators -- and looking and the impact of each in comparison -- how to gather entrepreneuurs and government leaders together to solve problems, attracting foreign talent to your country and ways to level the market between multinationals, startups and entrepreneurial cities. 

Among the highlights, great importance was given to the task of preventing the loss of talent, and in return, promoting the arrival of new entrepreneurs into local ecosystems, and monitoring ecosystem stakeholders to replicate good practices.

Ireland also presented on the country's startup ecosystem and the Startup Nations Summit in Cork, Ireland, which will be held during Global Entrepreneurship Week this November. To learn more about Startup Ireland, watch the video presented at the meeting and can be found on the web:

Speaker Bios: 
Dave Moskovitz
Startup New Zealand

New Zealand

Rebeca Hwang
Rivet Ventures

United States

Eoin Costello
Startup Ireland