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.


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

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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.
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Don’t miss the Fashion Startup Weekend organized by Athens Fashion Club, an Orange Grove alumnus!
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Get in the Ring StartingUP Athens 2018 is approaching and the deadline for startups applications ends today at midnight (early stage)! To apply follow this link https://goo.gl/9ic6Mr

The winner gets a ticket to the World Finals! And much more. Find out more information https://goo.gl/ryqTbY

Do you dare get in the ring?
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Arpato: the first real-time auction platform in Greece just launched.

Check it out!
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We are very proud of our #startup A Food Chronicle for their new project about the link between #History, #Gastronomy and #Tourism!

Take a look at this interview to the founder Dimitri Georgiou here:


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Ambassador Caspar Veldkamp introducing to the press the Hellenic Innovation Forum of the 19-20 June! - Where the Netherlands 🇳🇱 has been selected as “Country of Honor”.

Stay posted for more information! https://t.co/bEzvGEOs52
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Thank you @HuffPostGreece for publishing this interview with Ambassador Caspar Veldkamp about last Thursday’s #TheSqueeze and #FemaleEntrepreneurship! https://t.co/R2el4BwV1D
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Take a look at what one of #TheSqueeze judges Dr. Sharon Freeman just wrote about last Thursday’s event!
#FemaleEntrepreneurship https://t.co/1JJXnSVERt?amp=1
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Congratulations to all the #startups who participated to #TheSqueeze of yesterday and contributed to its great success!!! FreshStrips, Hook on Chic, INOMO, https://t.co/tB8UZHJf6t, Misyrlou soap shop, PGENius, The Beloved Republic - Gay Weddings in Greece and Unique Minds! https://t.co/sCzcjbE9rM OrangeGroveAth photo
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Today our #startups had the chance to have 1:1 meetings with #TheSqueeze judges Sharon Freeman, Gigi Wang and Hiro Athanassiou who provided precious advices and feedback!

#FemaleEntrepreneurship #InternationalWomensDay2018 #GreekStartups https://t.co/aMKmvZZjX3
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Upcoming events

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March 19, 2018
  • Small meeting room - Spinthakis

    March 19, 2018  4:30 am - 5:00 am

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  • Comment optimiser la creation de son site web? (closed to public event)

    March 19, 2018  9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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  • Healthier - big meeting room

    March 19, 2018  12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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  • Let’s talk Social Media, Chatbots and Customer Service

    March 19, 2018  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Join the Content Marketing Meetup " Let's talk Social Media, Chatbots and Customer Service". 
    A great line-up of speakers will debate on customer service best practices and on the role of chatbots.  Of course, it is free to attend. Don't forget to RSVP! #contentmarketing #meetup #Athens. 

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March 20, 2018
  • Small meeting room - Elioplus

    March 20, 2018  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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  • Small meeting room - Elioplus

    March 20, 2018  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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  • Small meeting room - Elioplus

    March 20, 2018  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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March 21, 2018
  • Salvatore Cesarano and Gary Corcoran

    March 21, 2018  4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

    What would you like to discuss during this time?: In regarding to Orange Grove's subscription to HubSpot.

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March 22, 2018
  • Small meeting room - Elioplus

    March 22, 2018  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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  • Business development for tech start-ups (open to public)

    March 22, 2018  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Sales is crucial to any startup’s success. Based on 4 years of experience in sales for a $8.5 Series A edtech startup in London, this seminar will provide an insight on relevant techniques and methods (e.g. establishing target market, building campaigns, expanding conversation beyond price) used throughout the sales process, covering lead generation, product walkthrough, proposal, negotiation and closing.  landing page


    45 min workshop

    15 min Q&A


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March 24, 2018
  • Bitcoin & Blockchain meetup

    March 24, 2018  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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March 26, 2018
  • Meet Up for IT Testers

    March 26, 2018  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm




    Εισαγωγή/Καλωσόρισμα στο Ministry of Testing Athens, Πέτρος Πλακογιάννης (Senior Test Engineer),

    Νίκος Χαλδαίος (Test Manager), Γιώργος Καλφόπουλος (Solution Architect) 

    18:45 - 19:00

    Online Χαιρετισμός από τα κεντρικά του Ministry of Testing UK και τον Simon Stewart (Δημιουργό του WebDriver/Selenium)

    19:00 - 19:45

    ΠαρουσίασηAcceptance testing with Serenity/JS BDD”,Χάρης Καλλίγερος (Front-End Developer,Trasys Greece) 

    19:45 - 20:30

    Networking, Pizza & Beers!

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March 28, 2018
  • Diving into the Challenges of Business Relationships (AELIA)

    March 28, 2018  5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Organised by one of the mentors Faye Orfanou

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March 29, 2018
  • Team Building: Effie Lazaridou

    March 29, 2018  3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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April 2, 2018
  • Building a strong Business Team against the entrepreneurial tide (AELIA)

    April 2, 2018  5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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April 4, 2018
  • HECATA: Soft skills workshop: Effective Sales 1 (closed to public event)

    April 4, 2018  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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April 10, 2018
  • De Rooi Pannen students from NL - Meet and greet with startups (TBC)

    April 10, 2018  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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April 11, 2018
  • HECATA: Soft skills workshop: Effective Sales 2 (closed to public event)

    April 11, 2018  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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April 18, 2018
  • HECATA: Soft skills workshop: Basic Financial Planning (closed to public event)

    April 18, 2018  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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