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Digital Markets Act: The end of the startup runway?

On October 4th, 2021, DSA is hosting an online event that will focus on the impact and consequences of the Digital Markets Act (DMA) for start- and scale-up.


DSA believes that new regulations like the Digital Markets Act and Digital Services Act will have serious consequences for startups and scaleups. However, we feel that there is a lack of urgency on these topics within the Dutch Parliament. For this reason, DSA and NLdigital already sent out a letter some time ago calling Dutch Parliament to action and urging them to create clear and deliberate positions on these topics before they are discussed in the EU Competitive Council. While DSA welcomes the Digital Markets Act and limiting the power of so-called gatekeeper platforms, we are worried about the proposal in its current form. It has the potential to open more doors to innovation by establishing clear and updated rules for competition within European digital markets. However, these new rules should not dissuade startups from starting or scaling up in the EU in the first place. To get to know more about our concerns regarding the Digital Markets Act, read the blog from Rogier Klimbie here

The event will host panel discussions with several guests such as

  • DSA spokespersons
  • Experts in the field
  • Start/scaleups, and
  • Policymakers.

Our confirmed speakers include:

  • Rogier Klimbie (Head of Public Affairs, DSA)
  • Geert Moelker (Ministry of Economic Affairs)
  • Lotte de Bruijn (Managing Director, NLdigital)
  • Eli Bressert (CEO & Founder, Origin)

Want to join our event on October 4th ? Sign up for free here!

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