Startup Nations, a network of entrepreneurship-savvy policymakers and advisors, is seeking nominations of public sector leaders and policy approaches that are helping entrepreneurs start and scale new businesses. Winners will be invited to share their experiences as part of the Startup Nations Summit in Cork, Ireland, during Global Entrepreneurship Week.
Historically, the dynamics of traditional government and the innovative entrepreneurial sector could not look more different. The public sector has long been known as rigid in its approach while innovative entrepreneurs have disrupted every process and product along their path. Despite their differences these two groups have come together and are collaborating more than ever – even shaping innovative public-sector-driven programs and policies. These efforts have an outsized impact on the economy – enabling startups to scale, create new jobs and push the entrepreneurship frontier forward.
To celebrate this convergence, Startup Nations recognizes innovative public sector leaders and policy approaches from around the world through the following awards:
Last year's winners were:
Nominations may be submitted until August 15. Winners will be announced on November 19 at the Startup Nations Summit in Ireland.
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