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Kroes sees ‘valley’ start-up culture in Europe

Electronics Weekly - European Commission vice-president Neelie Kroes has called for greater support for Europe’s young startup businesses.

“We don’t need a Silicon Valley, we have our own,” said Kroes.

“We have a few dozen ‘Valleys’ spread all over Europe, we have Startup Europe,” said Kroes, who was in London to name UK based start-up Clear Returns the best young European startup at the Founders Forum.

“Europe has the talent. It needs founders like you to believe it. It’s you who can come up with the good ideas and shake it all up,” said Kroes.

“Start forging tomorrow’s economy. Create the jobs. Change the world. Because that’s what startups and entrepreneurs do.” Neelie Kroes stressed