Startup Nations Atlas of Policies

The Startup Nations Atlas of Policies (SNAP) is a compendium of public sector policies and programs. SNAP will serve as a tool for policymakers, advisors and opinion leaders to learn about previously implemented policy models, articulated entrepreneurship strategies, and/or designs of public-sector-supported programs.

Revision of the Income Tax Law in order to improve incentives that foster investment in startups and innovative companies in Cyprus.

New Zealand

The Global Impact Visa is designed to attract those with the drive and capability to launch global ventures from New Zealand who may not be able to qualify for other visa categories.

United Kingdom

"Interactive Digital Media (IDM) Jump-start and Mentor Programme is initiated by the Interactive & Digital Media Programme Office, funded by the Singapore National Research Foundation.


The EXIST programme comprises three schemes:

EXIST Culture of Entrepreneurship

EXIST Business Start-up Grant

EXIST Transfer of Research 


Move from a successful European start-up policy to an equally successful scale-up policy.

United States

Oregon’s rural entrepreneurship initiative aims at building local capacity to support entrepreneurship in rural communities around Oregon.


Provides a tax incentive (income tax reduction and capital gains tax exemption) for early stage investors in startups.


Allows innovative early stage entrepreneurs from all over the world to access equity free funding through three programs of investment: The S Factory, Seed and Scale.


InnovEgypt program aims at creating an Egyptian base of qualified calibers of potential innovators and entrepreneurs by providing widespread training in innovation and technology management and in entrepreneurship for undergraduates based on best practices and lessons learned.


Introduces a new, simplified path to obtain a self-employment visa, for non-EU entrepreneurs who plan to set up an “innovative startup” entreprise in Italy (as defined by Decree-law n.179/2012, art. 25.2).