While 10 SNS Policy Hack teams prepare to get to work at the Startup Nations Summit in Tallinn, Estonia, this November during Global Entrepreneurship Week, another set of policy-minded startup champions are rolling up their sleeves. 

During Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley (SEC2SV) 2017, Mind the Bridge and Dell will host a Policy Hack on September 18 at the MTB Innovation Center in San Francisco to pull together a set of transatlantic recommendations for policy solutions. These will feed into the Startup Nations Summit as it explores the challenges digital disruption brings to the public sector in its role to set the rules of the game for entrepreneurs and innovators.

Four previous hack participants shared their experiences and insights in a series of Q&As: 

  • Mikk Vainik, startup policy expert at the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications — and project point for the Startup Nations Summit
  • Richard Boly, innovator and former career U.S. diplomat
  • Bogdan Ceobanu, policy officer at the European Commission’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation Unit
  • Jorge Cortell, founder and CEO of Kanteron Systems, a UK-based biomedical informatics startup

The SNS Policy Hack will take place on 22 November in Tallinn. Hosted by the Estonian Presidency of the EU and the Global Entrepreneurship Network and powered by Dell, the European Commission, EIT Digital and Startup Estonia, it will allow policymakers from across the globe to validate and test policies to make it easier for regulators and startups to talk to each other in their respective ecosystems.