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FOR STARTUPS

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!

Startups

Approved
FOODAKAI
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Hook on Chic
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Β2Β Wave
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Lalemou
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Elioplus
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A Food Chronicle
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Family Goes Out
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Arpato
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Vitabroad
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EyeSphere
Approved
Kontolixima
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Ridemind

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.
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Orange Grove
One more session for the participants of Junior Squeezy just started! Big thanks to John Nousis from Travelmyth !

#happeningnow #orangegrove #squeezy #junior #entrepreneurs
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Orange Grove
Congrats to Stephanie and Girls Invest Greece, hosted at Orange Grove, for being among the 10 startups that stood out in the Infacoma Athens exhibition last weekend!
Here's a taste of what happened at Infacoma 2019!
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Orange Grove
Second day for the interviews of our new "Farming the Future" Acceleration Programme!
#happeningnow #OrangeGrove #FarmingtheFuture
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Orange Grove
The time has come for the interviews for "Farming the Future" Acceleration Programme! Good luck to everyone!
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Orange Grove
Alongside the U.S. EMBASSY ATHENS and the Embassy of the Netherlands in Greece, we welcomed VCs and investors at Orange Grove to discuss The Global Entrepreneurship Summit, taking place this June in the Hague!
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Orange Grove
And now time for the young entrepreneurs to learn all about the business model canvas from the one and Yiannis Nikolopoulos from Clio Muse!

#orangegrove #junior #squeezy #young #entrepreneurs

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One more session for the participants of Junior Squeezy just started! Big thanks to John Nousis from @travelmyth !

#happeningnow #orangegrove #squeezy #junior #entrepreneurs https://t.co/eZ0pnaQfFJ
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Be sure to check the new Finance Acceleration Program from @ForumNow !
An advanced program for startups and Tech SMEs that will help you validate your investment plan and financially accelerate your business! Early Bird Tickets until 06/03! https://t.co/4w3Vlm5gAb https://t.co/q9thxRlo0u
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Congrats to Stephanie and Girls Invest Greece for being among the 10 startups that stood out in the Infacoma Athens exhibition last weekend!
Here's a taste of what happened at @InfaquaAthens 2019! https://t.co/EGYn7azG8t

Second day for the interviews of our new "Farming the Future" Acceleration Programme!
#happeningnow #OrangeGrove #FarmingtheFuture https://t.co/32wgX6Y1Ek
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The time has come for the interviews for "Farming the Future" Acceleration Programme! Good luck to everyone!
#OrangeGrove #agrifood #startup #accelerationprogramme #FarmingtheFuture https://t.co/SoGT4W0bCr
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Alongside the @USEmbassyAthens and @NLinGreece we welcomed VCs and investors at Orange Grove to discuss @theGESsummit taking place this June in Hague! https://t.co/PlGhTtVwX7 OrangeGroveAth photo

Upcoming events

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February 17, 2019
February 19, 2019
February 22, 2019
  • “Study in Holland” Education Fair

    February 23, 2019 - February 24, 2019  

    Do you know anyone that wants to study in the Netherlands? Then spread the word!
    On Saturday February 23rd and Sunday February 24th, the Annual Education Fair will take place at Orange Grove and future students can learn all about the endless possibilities in the Dutch Universities!
    Check more info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/360561828091092/

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February 23, 2019
  • “Study in Holland” Education Fair

    February 23, 2019 - February 24, 2019  

    Do you know anyone that wants to study in the Netherlands? Then spread the word!
    On Saturday February 23rd and Sunday February 24th, the Annual Education Fair will take place at Orange Grove and future students can learn all about the endless possibilities in the Dutch Universities!
    Check more info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/360561828091092/

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February 24, 2019
  • "Teaching Start-Ups the Art of Selling" workshop by Fanis Rigas

    February 25, 2019  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Many Start-Ups fail from complex storms of things outside of their own control. Yet there was one, single reason that dominated the results and accounted for a full 42% of start-ups failing: lack of sales.” These are the words of Lisa Calhoun General Partner of Valor Ventures in an attempt to communicate the Start-ups’ need to build a Sales Culture from their early stage. During this 2-hour workshop, Fanis will outline the basics around this hot topic.

    Who is Fanis: Fanis is one of the two co-founders of kariera.gr. As a co-founder he realised early on that kariera.gr needed to focus in building a strong sales culture within the start-up. As a result, he took the responsibility to focus on building and leading the start-up’s Sales Team which helped the company grow from 0 clients in 2000 to hundreds of clients and 3M in revenues in 2008. After the acquisition of kariera.gr by CareerBuilder.com in late 2008, he continued working for the buyers, always undertaking challenging sales roles around Europe. During his 20-year career, he has trained over 500 sales people for CareerBuilder around the globe.

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February 25, 2019
  • Product Design at Scale in Greek Yellow Pages

    February 26, 2019  6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Panos Koutsodimitropoulos will discuss what is like to design and build a Product that reaches thousands of monthly visits across different devices and what his day to day tasks are. The event will also have an Ask Me Anything session and networking at the end.

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February 28, 2019
  • Junior Squeezy program session

    March 1, 2019  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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March 3, 2019
  • Week 1 of OG Acceleration Programme "Farming the Future"

    March 4, 2019 - March 8, 2019  

    Week 1 of Food & AgriTech Acceleration Programme at Orange Grove: IdeaHackers training

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March 4, 2019
  • Week 1 of OG Acceleration Programme "Farming the Future"

    March 4, 2019 - March 8, 2019  

    Week 1 of Food & AgriTech Acceleration Programme at Orange Grove: IdeaHackers training

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March 5, 2019
  • Week 1 of OG Acceleration Programme "Farming the Future"

    March 4, 2019 - March 8, 2019  

    Week 1 of Food & AgriTech Acceleration Programme at Orange Grove: IdeaHackers training

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  • Meet & Greet of "Farming the Future" Acceleration Programme

    March 6, 2019  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Leof. Vasileos Konstantinou 5-7, Athina 106 74, Greece

    Orange Grove welcomes the startups of its new Food & AgriTech Acceleration Programme "Farming the Future"!

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March 6, 2019
  • Week 1 of OG Acceleration Programme "Farming the Future"

    March 4, 2019 - March 8, 2019  

    Week 1 of Food & AgriTech Acceleration Programme at Orange Grove: IdeaHackers training

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March 7, 2019
  • Week 1 of OG Acceleration Programme "Farming the Future"

    March 4, 2019 - March 8, 2019  

    Week 1 of Food & AgriTech Acceleration Programme at Orange Grove: IdeaHackers training

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March 14, 2019
  • Junior Squeezy program session

    March 15, 2019  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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