Atlas: GEN’s Research + Policy Portal

Atlas is a compendium of public sector policies and programs that serves 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.

Year Introduced: | National-level

The problem: Engi­neers, data sci­en­tists and other talented indi­vid­u­als are in high demand from large and well-resourced cor­po­ra­tions. Oftentimes, star­tups are unable to com­pete for this…

Year Introduced: | National-level

A Company Share Option Plan (CSOP) is a discretionary scheme under which a company may grant options to any employee or full time director.  In the context of an early stage private company, an…

Year Introduced: | National-level

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) provides forgivable Small Business Administration (SBA) emergency '7(a) loans' of up to $10 million to small businesses with 500 or fewer employees including…

Year Introduced: | National-level

Prior to this loan guarantee scheme for startups, specific business models had only been included to a limited extent in Federal Council measures. For them, access to the Confederation's existing…

Year Introduced: | National-level

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is providing temporary, conditional relief to established small businesses impacted by COVID-19 in order to expedite the offering process. In particular…

Year Introduced: | National-level

The Federal Ministry of Justice can exempt companies that have been hit by the COVID crisis from the obligation to file for insolvency right away. Normally, the regulatory scenario for companies in…