The idea of a European Digital Forum was first put forward in the Startup Manifesto, an action plan for entrepreneurship & innovation to power growth in the EU produced by the Leaders Club, an informal group of leading European tech entrepreneurs.
As an open platform, the European Digital Forum will produce an annual European Startup Index that will help give a voice in public policy to the continent’s most enterprising and innovative entrepreneurs.
Founding partners include Telefónica, Orange, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) and the European Investment Fund (EIF), which is part of the European Investiment Bank (EIB). Its secretariat will be led by the Lisbon Council in collaboration with Nesta.
For more information, see http://www.europeandigitalforum.eu/