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VITAMIN C
FOR STARTUPS

Our vision is to empower startuppers to contribute to economic growth and social cohesion, and to strengthen entrepreneurial culture in Greece

Orange Grove is a flexible co-working space and community for young entrepreneurs in Greece. It is a renowned initiative of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Athens, and is financially supported by Dutch-Greek businesses and grantmaking foundations active in Greece.

Each quarter we organize a pitching competition called The Squeeze, in which startups can win €10.000 or €15.000.

Startups

Approved
Vitabroad
Approved
Hopwave
Approved
Gigalize
Approved
Keeppet
Approved
JoinCargo
Approved
Tesibit
Approved
Easyexports
Approved
Arpato
Approved
Lalemou
Approved
Β2Β Wave
Approved
Elioplus
Approved
Family Goes Out
Approved
Clio Muse

Since 2013, over 140 startups have been a part of Orange Grove.

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Orange Grove

What is Orange Grove? Orange Grove is a flexible workspace where young Greek and Dutch entrepreneurs can work on their business, where they can network and learn. Orange Grove is located in the center of Athens, opposite the Kalimarmaro stadium. Who started Orange Grove? Orange Grove is an initiative of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Athens and its Dutch and Greek partners. Its aim is to address problems posed by brain drain and youth unemployment in Greece. The Embassy works with a large group of Dutch and Greek people and organizations: Dutch companies with a long presence in the Greek market, Greek businesses, educational institutions, such as Athenian Brewery, Philips, InterAmerican, Coco-Mat, KLM, University of Amsterdam, Delft University of Technology and Athens University of Economics and Business. What does Orange Grove offer? Orange Grove offers state of the art flexible workspaces equipped with a conference room, workspaces on sofas and at desks, wifi and good coffee. Participants in Orange Grove will have the opportunity to attend master classes, seminars and lectures that will be organized in accordance with their needs. Participants get assigned a mentor who will be their advisor in the early stages of starting their business. Also, they will have the chance to be coached and mentored by experienced professionals (including services from our pools of lawyers and accountants). These professionals will share their entrepreneurial know-how and will occasionally provide mentoring on how to deal with the various issues that young entrepreneurs may be confronted with. The educational programme will be conducted in cooperation with the University of Amsterdam, Delft University of Technology and Athens Universitity of Economics and Business. Finally, Orange Grove offers access to a valuable network: the network of the participants, of the sponsors and that of the Embassy. Orange Grove wants to help young entrepreneurs to bring their start-ups a step closer to success. Who is Orange Grove looking for? Are you a Greek or Dutch entrepreneur? Have you just graduated and are you ready to start a business? Are you motivated, innovative and versatile? Are you younger than 35 full of entrepreneurial spirit? Then Orange Grove is the place to start working and to realize your dream. In Orange Grove you can meet likeminded young entrepreneurs with whom you can compare notes, share experiences and get inspired to turn your idea into a success. You can meet inspiring professionals who will share their insights on networking, social media, and niche markets, among many other things. How can I apply? Please see our page "How to apply" for more information. If you would like to apply for a working space in Orange Grove and you feel that you satisfy the selection criteria that are listed in our note "How to apply", please send us an email, with a scan of your passport or ID-card at info@orangegrove.biz and we will send you the application form. What are my obligations once I have been selected? You will be part of Orange Grove for a minimum period of six months As a participant you will enter into a participant’s agreement with Orange Grove. This agreement will list the benchmarks you will have to work on while in Orange Grove. When do the lectures, seminars etc. take place? Lectures will be held every Thursday afternoon at 19:30 hrs in Orange Grove. A schedule of speakers will be announced on Orange Grove website and on Facebook. Educational activities such as bootcamps and seminars will be announced ahead of time. Participants in Orange Grove can attend these seminars free of charge. How do I get access to the expertise relevant to my business that is not covered seminars, lectures or the pool of mentors? If you feel you need specific expertise, you can contact project manager Anna-Maria or assistant project manager Christina to discuss your additional needs. They can help setup meetings with relevant parties.
Orange Grove
Orange Grove14 hours ago
*The Squeeze#11 – Meet our presenters: Sia Kossioni*

Sia is a graduate of the School of Journalism and Mass Media of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Holder of MSc in New Media, Information and Society from the LSE. She has been working as a journalist since 2000 in radio, television and newspapers. Since 2006 she is the main anchorwoman of SKAI TV. Currently she also presents together with Alexis Papahelas, Pavlos Tsimas and Tasos Telloglou the investigative TV show "Stories" in SKAI TV.

Please confirm your attendance at The Squeeze#11 on our Facebook event page, and also by registering on Eventbrite via the links below!
Facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/374989942944980/
Eventbrite registration:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-squeeze11-tickets-39393064
Orange Grove
Orange Grove16 hours ago
*The Squeeze#11 - Meet our contestants: PlayN*

PlayN is an app for people who love sports. Spiros Mazarakis, Alexandros Papageorgakopoulos and Giorgos Papoutsis want to offer them the opportunity to find at any moment, anywhere, a sports center to play their favourite sport. The PlayN platform allows users to search for venues, compare prices, check availability, choose playmates or adversaries and book the sports centre of their choice, fast and easy.

Please confirm your attendance at The Squeeze#11 on our Facebook event page, and also by registering on Eventbrite via the links below!
Facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/374989942944980/
Eventbrite registration:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-squeeze11-tickets-39393064
Orange Grove
Orange Grove1 day ago
Learning about B2B sales from Orange Grove's very own Fanis Rigas #B2B #OrangeGrove #lalemou
Orange Grove
Orange Grove2 days ago
*The Squeeze#11 - Meet our contestants: Hook on Chic*

The fashion industry is on the verge of a great transformation. The rental of luxury clothing and accessories will have a great impact in the years to come, possibly greater than the "fast fashion" model. That’s why Dimitrios Sgouros came to the idea of Hook on Chic. Hook on Chic is a luxury clothes-accessories rental platform, a model which he truly believes to be the future of the clothing industry. Hook on Chic’s platform provides a solution (B2C) and creates a need (B2B).

Please confirm your attendance at The Squeeze#11 on our Facebook event page, and also by registering on Eventbrite via the links below!
Facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/374989942944980/
Eventbrite registration:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-squeeze11-tickets-39393064
Orange Grove
Orange Grove2 days ago
Have you seen the new Orange Grove website? www.orangegrove.eu
Orange Grove
Orange Grove2 days ago
*The Squeeze#11 - Meet our contestants: Gaia Robotics*

Gaia Robotics is a team of remote sensing and geospatial analysis experts, Dimitris Karageorgopoulos and Christos Xouris. Using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and algorithms the team has developed, Gaia Robotics bring Precision Agriculture to the Greek fields. The team maps cultivations and helps farmers optimize the yield of their fields, by enabling early assertion of crop diseases not yet visible to the naked eye, fertilization needs and other important crop needs, enabling the farmer to take early and effective measures.

Please confirm your attendance at The Squeeze#11 on our Facebook event page, and also by registering on Eventbrite via the links below!
Facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/374989942944980/
Eventbrite registration:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-squeeze11-tickets-39393064

Twitter

15 hours ago
Meet #TheSqueeze contestants: PlayN - an #app that gives you the opportunity to find a #sportscenter to play your favorite sport anytime and anywhere! https://t.co/Q7V036D0Jc OrangeGroveAth photo
1 day ago
Learning about B2B sales from Orange Grove's very own Fanis Rigas #B2B #OrangeGrove #lalemou https://t.co/zrr9qG7O8e OrangeGroveAth photo
2 days ago
Meet #TheSqueeze contestants: Hook on Chic - a #luxury clothes-accessories rental #platform. A model Hook on Chic's founder believes might be the future of the clothing industry! https://t.co/Mzu3DqOGt8 OrangeGroveAth photo
2 days ago
Only 1 more week to go until #TheSqueeze... Get a taste of the last edition and get in the mood for next week! https://t.co/Z6gdExUIxv
2 days ago
Meet #TheSqueeze contestants: Gaia Robotics - using unmanned aerial vehicles and algorithms, this #startup brings precision agriculture to the #Greek fields! https://t.co/t38RFfRgVn OrangeGroveAth photo

Upcoming events

November 20, 2017
  • Pitching Training for The Squeeze with R. Schuil

    November 20, 2017  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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November 22, 2017
  • Orange Stories with our Jury members

    November 22, 2017  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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November 23, 2017
November 24, 2017
  • One on Ones with our Jury members

    November 24, 2017

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  • Robin Schuil AMA about Facebook ads

    November 24, 2017  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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November 30, 2017
  • Militiadis Gkouzouris "Costing"

    November 30, 2017  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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December 7, 2017
  • Jonathan Crawford “The Triforce of Value: Using emotional marketing to build a product, brand & company"

    December 7, 2017  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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December 14, 2017
  • Peter Economides - Branding for Startups

    December 14, 2017  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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