Director of EU Policy

Allied for Startups

As Director of EU Policy at Allied for Startups, Benedikt engages in policy files ranging from AI to online platform regulation. After working in the Digital Single Market (including GDPR, Copyright, P2B, Geo-blocking) over the last four years, he is passionate about building legislation that empowers innovators. Prior to joining AFS he worked for the European Small Business Alliance, Deutsche Welle, and completed a traineeship at the Council of Europe. Benedikt holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and History from Jacobs University Bremen and a Master of Arts in International Relations and Economics from Johns Hopkins University.
Allied for Startups is a worldwide network of over 40 advocacy organizations with a mission to ensure that the voices of startups are heard in government. The alliance is focused on improving the policy environment by working together to create a consensus on policies that have a positive impact on startups and grow digital entrepreneurship and the digital economy at large.