Top web entrepreneurs publish open call to EU leaders
A selection of Europe’s leading tech entrepreneurs have published an open call to Europe’s national leaders ahead of the EU summit on the digital economy to be held in Brussels on 24-25 October. In the open letter, the nine members of the Startup Leaders Club call on EU leaders to take the once-in-a-generation opportunity to support the jobs of tomorrow in a manifesto of specific actions, which they created after meeting with EU vice president and digital agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes.
The entrepreneurs will present the manifesto for entrepreneurship and innovation to European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and national leaders on 23 October. The signatories of the open letter and members of the Startup Leaders Club are Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon (Spotify), Kaj Hed (Rovio), Lars Hinrichs (HackFwd), Reshma Sohoni (Seedcamp), Joanna Shields (tech city), Zaryn Dentzel (Tuenti), Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten (The Next Web) and Niklas Zennström (Atomico).