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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 platform that offers support to 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 grant-making foundations active in Greece.
Orange Grove helps startups and SMEs by providing them with training, workshops, networking opportunities, mentors, international know-how & best practices, access to international markets and much more!

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Since 2013, over 170 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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Paul Efmorfidis, Coco-Mat Greece co-founder and WWF Greece ambassador, started on January 8th his 7.500 km trip on his wooden #cocomat bicycle from Athens to Nepal.
He will cycle through Greece, Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran and India and once he reaches Nepal, he will climb 8.848 meters to the top of the Mount Everest. 🚲🏔🐼
The only goal of Paul's challenge is to raise awareness and support WWF. It's high time we started making environmentally friendly choices on a daily basis and act in order to save our planet. 💚🌍
Why not start by supporting WWF?
Donate here: https://www.giveandfund.com/giveandfund/project/WWF-Move-For-Nature

#move4nature
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Orange Grove
Do you know that olive leaves can also be re-used and replace materials and products that are not environmentally friendly? Read the interview on Startupper and learn more about Liofyllo and the innovative, eco-friendly material they produce from olive leaves! ♻️
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The Embassy of the Netherlands in Greece is looking for their new Senior Policy Officer Economic Affairs. Read below the job description and requirements.

And don't forget our job opening! If you want to be our new Operations & Community assistant check more here: https://buff.ly/2sQic7Q

#jobopening #jointheteam
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Orange Grove
You've probably heard about the zero waste movement that has been growing over the past few years! But do you know the Greek community and businesses embracing this approach? Read the article below for more info and learn all about one of our startuppers Stefanie and her Zero Waste Apartment, offering travellers a waste-free lifestyle! 🌍💚♻️
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📣Are you a Hospitality & Travel startup?
Then take some time this weekend and apply until Monday January 20th to the 2nd round of CapsuleT Travel & Hospitality Accelerator!!! ✈️🛳🗺
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Orange Grove
Fun fact 🤔
Richard Branson, co-founder of Virgin Group, started his first business when he was 10 years old, growing Christmas trees. It's never too early to develop entrepreneurial traits! So don't miss the chance and apply now to Junior Squeezy entrepreneurship programme for school teams or individual students 15-18 years old! 🚀
Junior Squeezy is co-organized by Orange Grove, the Embassy of the Netherlands in Greece and the B&E Goulandris Foundation / Ίδρυμα Β&Ε Γουλανδρή and is designed to mentor, support and equip today’s youth with the necessary skills to set them on the path of becoming our future entrepreneurs. Critical thinking, creativity, problem-solving, communication and collaboration are taught while real entrepreneurs and business experts serve as coaches and mentors guiding students through the process of developing their idea!

⏳Apply until February 5th here: www.orangegrove.eu/callforapplications/

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Paul Efmorfidis, @CocoMatGR co-founder& @WWFGreece ambassador, will ride 7.500 km on his wooden #cocomat bicycle from Athens➡️Nepal, where he will climb 8.848 m to the top of Everest.His goal is to raise awareness&support WWF. Wanna help? https://t.co/f0vRwz0dpT
#move4nature https://t.co/ba5jAwXUJC
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Do you know that olive leaves can also be re-used & replace materials & products that are not environmentally friendly? Read below on @TheStartupper about #Liofyllo and the innovative, eco-friendly material they produce from olive leaves! ♻️
https://t.co/nlXDCbMcnH https://t.co/ZAZyrgpAbr
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#Jobopening at the @NLinGreece! https://t.co/JgFbcXaaUt
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NL Embassy Greece @NLinGreece
Job vacancy!⬇️
https://t.co/49B5uHpwJS
Do you have proven knowledge and experience in the field of economic affairs? We are looking for a Senior Policy Officer Economic Affairs🇳🇱🇬🇷
Apply before February 3rd.
#vacancy #job #joboffer #embassy #athens #policyofficer #economicaffairs https://t.co/ALV5IqsD1Z

You've probably heard about the #zerowaste movement that has been growing over the past few years, but do you know the Greek businesses embracing this approach? Read below for more&learn about one of our startuppers Stefanie & her Zero Waste Apartment🌍💚 https://t.co/hLbfnpiWN7

Growth or hypergrowth? If you chose the second one & you want to know why companies like Slack, Dropbox & Shopify have adopted the Product-Led Growth model, don't miss the 1st Product Led Growth Conference in Greece taking place on January 31st! More here: https://t.co/SgRBdzkvBz https://t.co/w0zgKesICC OrangeGroveAth photo

📣Are you a Hospitality & Travel startup?
Then take some time this weekend and apply until Monday January 20th to the 2nd round of @Capsuletacceler Travel & Hospitality Accelerator!!! ✈️🛳🗺
https://t.co/u2sNnSGJka https://t.co/dO4v4XVpXv
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