Our vision is to empower talented individuals to create sustainable businesses, which contribute to economic growth, social cohesion and 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.

Orange Grove helps startups by providing incubation services, workshops, networking opportunities, access to competitions and much more!


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Since 2013, over 170 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.
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Orange Grove
Happening now! How to Discover, Listen to, Engage & Monetize your Omni Channel Customers in 10 easy steps!

Tonight was all about Omni Channel Approach & Customer Journey Mapping. The workshop was given by Miss. Elena Mathiou, a multi-industry, multi-channel, multi-country and multi-discipline expert with track record in delivering sterling business results (top and bottom-line growth), as well as market share growth in a number of roles in blue chip companies.

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To bee or not to bee?! Today, Giorgos Athanasiadis co-founder of OG hosted startup Bee Naturalles will be discussing bees & science at Pint of Science Greece! Get your friends and head down to TAF Theartfoundation for some cocktails and lots of science!
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Orange Grove
Make sure to check out Ύπαιθρος Χώρα' interview with the U.S. EMBASSY ATHENS Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt and our Ambassador, Caspar Veldkamp about the Squeeze and their collaboration in the run-up to The Global Entrepreneurship Summit!

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Orange Grove is with Stelios Arhondakis and 2 others.
A big thank you to all prize sponsors for providing amazing opportunities to #TheSqueeze #PitchingCompetition winners!

The U.S. EMBASSY ATHENS is offering the first prize winner the opportunity to visit and participate in one of the most important business meetings internationally, the The Global Entrepreneurship Summit, taking place this June in the Hague.

FrieslandCampina Hellas and Unilever Careers - Hellas will offer the second prize winner the opportunity to visit them in the Netherlands and get training and insights from these multinational Dutch companies.

And our knowledge partners IdeaHackers.nl will offer mentoring and training services to all the winners.

#RoadtoGES #GES2019
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Orange Grove
And of course, we cannot forget the continuous and valuable support of our sponsors that have been supporting “The Squeeze” throughout the years!
Thank you Heineken, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, L' Artigiano, Podimatas GROUP and Coco-Mat Greece.
Also a big thank you to our media sponsors Η ΚΑΘΗΜΕΡΙΝΗ - Επίσημη σελίδα, SKAI.gr TV channel and Ύπαιθρος Χώρα newspaper.

#TheSqueeze #PitchingCompetition #RoadtoGES #GES2019
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Orange Grove
We would like to take this opportunity to once again say THANK YOU to the U.S. EMBASSY ATHENS for their valuable support and amazing partnership that made this competition possible and offered a unique opportunity to 8 AgriFood startups.
This year’s “The Squeeze” Pitching Competition was a collaboration between the Embassy of the Netherlands in Greece and the U.S. EMBASSY ATHENS and an official “Road to GES” event.

#TheSqueeze #PitchingCompetition #RoadtoGES #GES2019


A big thank you to all prize sponsors for providing amazing opportunities to #TheSqueeze #PitchingCompetition winners! @USEmbassyAthens is offering the 1st prize winner the opportunity to participate in the @theGESsummit taking place this June in the Hague. #GES2019 #RoadtoGES https://t.co/7KhwWstxrB OrangeGroveAth photo

Of course we cannot forget the valuable support of our sponsors of #TheSqueeze #PitchingCompetition!
Thank you @HeinekenGR, @lartigiano, @KLM, Podimatas Group, @coco_mat & our media sponsors @Kathimerini_gr , @SkaitvGR & @ypaithros.
#RoadtoGES #GES2019 https://t.co/tQWaX3b08R
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We would like to take this opportunity to once again say THANK YOU to the @USEmbassyAthens for their valuable support & amazing partnership that made #TheSqueeze possible and offered a unique opportunity to 8 AgriFood startups.
#PitchingCompetition #RoadtoGES #GES2019 https://t.co/UKZIdf6hnu
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The pictures of the latest #TheSqueeze #PitchingCompetition are up on our Facebook page! Once again big congratulations to the two winners BioCoS (First Prize) and Peace by Peas (Second Prize)!

#RoatoGES #GES2019 https://t.co/bFjiDhRzLM
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Big congratulations to all the #startups who participated yesterday in #TheSqueeze!!! Bee Naturalles, BioCoS, Fivetwenty, Fruit Stories Edessa, Growie, Liofyllo, Peace by Peas and VFarms - you guys were amazing!

#OrangeGrove #PitchingCompetition #RoadtoGES #GES2019 https://t.co/KyjAbuOY6s
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And the 2 big winners are 🥁🥁🥁
BioCos and Peace by Peas!

Congratulations to all the #startups who participated and thank you all for coming and being part of it! Now it’s time to celebrate!

#TheSqueeze #PitchingCompetition #RoadtoGES #GES2019 https://t.co/sZzP8jnrQC
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Upcoming events

May 22, 2019
  • Workshop (Closed to public event)

    May 22, 2019  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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May 23, 2019
  • Workshop (Closed to public event)

    May 23, 2019  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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June 4, 2019
  • Team Collaboration & UX within Agile by Socital & Stoiximan PMs

    June 4, 2019  6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    At the next Product School event they will talk about Team Collaboration and UX with Agile, by Socital and Stoiximan PMs.

    18:30 - 19:00 Welcome & Networking
    19:00 - 19:10 Intro from Product School
    19:10 - 19:45 How to nail collaboration with Customer Success, Socital
    19:45 - 20:30 Making UX happens within Agile, Stoiximan
    20:30 - 21:30 Networking

    More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/team-collaboration-ux-within-agile-by-socital-stoiximan-pms-tickets-61990921515

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