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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
Keeppet
Approved
JoinCargo
Approved
Tesibit
Approved
Kontolixima
Approved
FOODAKAI
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.
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The past two days we hosted a Planning Event for Interamerican - very full house!
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Orange Grove2 days ago
CruiseInn, the first entrepreneurial & business education program is back again with the support of Celestyal Cruises to give to entrepreneurs and young talents a unique cruise experience. Apply now: http://bit.ly/CruiseInn18orgr1

#GetCruiseInn #CelestyalCruises
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"The digital miracle of Estonia: How the impoverished former Soviet Republic became the pioneer of the EU" the President of the Republic of Estonia H.E. Mrs Kersti Kaljulaid visit to Orange Grove featured on Η ΚΑΘΗΜΕΡΙΝΗ - Επίσημη σελίδα.
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Today we joined the #EUandMe celebration organized by the Ευρωπαϊκή Επιτροπή στην Ελλάδα in Nafplio!

Amongst other representing countries, the Netherlands was presented at this great celebration of Europe.

Everyone could learn about our culture, get information about studying in the Netherlands and a taste of the Dutch delicacy Stoopwafel could of course not be missed!

This event was part of the European campaign, in which EU-citizens can have a look at examples of how the EU makes a difference! We focused on the different aspects of the rights and benefits that people enjoy because of being EU citizens - mobility, sustainability, skills and business, digital and rights.
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Today we are honored to receive the President of the Republic of Estonia H.E. Mrs Kersti Kaljulaid at Orange Grove!

She is explaining how digitalized economy and e-governance transformed Estonia!
A truly inspiring approach.

#Estonia #OrangeGrove #Innovation #Startup
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Orange Grove1 week ago
Ready for Thursday's event with the President of the Republic of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid?

Visit Estonia together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has created a quiz to figure out how Estonian you really are. All you need to do is find answers for some questions about Estonia and you might win a free trip to Estonia for you and your friend!

Click the link below and see you on Thursday at 16:30!

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3 days ago
Το ψηφιακό θαύμα της Εσθονίας: Πώς η πάμφτωχη πρώην Σοβιετική Δημοκρατία έγινε πρωτοπόρος της Ε.Ε. https://t.co/iJPbOE2y7L
4 days ago
We celebrated Europe today in Nafplio! Amongst other representing countries, the Netherlands was presented at this great celebration.

Everyone could learn about our culture, get information about studying in the Netherlands and a taste of the Dutch delicacy Stoopwafel https://t.co/IgKy3xLtqf
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4 days ago
We are to join #EUandMe in Nafplio! Come visit our stand! 🇳🇱 https://t.co/M7YZ2IkEwE OrangeGroveAth photo
6 days ago
Our startups Arpato, Foodakai and VitaBroad pitching to the Estonian representatives! https://t.co/6qe2NyFNi9 OrangeGroveAth photo
6 days ago
Happening now: the President of the Republic of Estonia H.E. Mrs Kersti Kaljulaid and the Dutch Ambassador Caspar Veldkamp answering questions from the crowd! https://t.co/sCx2O4KLhr OrangeGroveAth photo
6 days ago
Today we are honored to receive the President of the Republic of Estonia H.E. Mrs Kersti Kaljulaid at Orange Grove!

She is explaining how digitalized economy and e-governance transformed Estonia!
A truly inspiring approach.

#Estonia #OrangeGrove #Innovation #Startup https://t.co/2h6NHZoTRV
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Upcoming events

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May 23, 2018
  • Ministry of testing - 2nd meet-up

    May 24, 2018

    Welcome to the 2nd meet-up of Ministry of Testing - Athens

    AGENDA

    18:30 - 19:00 Attendance

    19:00 - 19:05 Welcome from Organizers

    19:05 – 19:40 Presentation:

    Testing Microservices-a real example
    Konstantinos Sidiropoulos, Lead Software Engineer in Test, Agile Actor

    19:40 - 20:00 Light Talks:

    How Storybook can change the way you are testing
    John Skoumbourdis, Senior Frontend Engineer , OpenBet

    Exploratory testing tips: Use browser console
    Petros Plakogiannis, Senior Test Engineer, Trasys Greece

    Test behavior, not state
    Nikos Voulgaris, Software engineer and scrum master, Tripsta

    20:00 - 21:00 Networking with COCKTAILS, pizza and beers!!

    Knowledge level: Junior,Intermediate

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May 24, 2018
  • Tour - Charokopio University

    May 25, 2018  11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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May 27, 2018
  • Bootcamp for Startups by Metavallon VC (by invitation only)

    May 28, 2018  10:00 am - June 8, 2018  6:00 pm

    Orange Grove is happy to host Metavallon's bootcamp for startups. The event is closed to the general public

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May 28, 2018
  • Bootcamp for Startups by Metavallon VC (by invitation only)

    May 28, 2018  10:00 am - June 8, 2018  6:00 pm

    Orange Grove is happy to host Metavallon's bootcamp for startups. The event is closed to the general public

    See more details

May 29, 2018
  • Bootcamp for Startups by Metavallon VC (by invitation only)

    May 28, 2018  10:00 am - June 8, 2018  6:00 pm

    Orange Grove is happy to host Metavallon's bootcamp for startups. The event is closed to the general public

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  • Collaboration with startups is the new muscle to corporate innovation and growth (by invitation only)

    May 30, 2018  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Currently, there is a boom in ‘tech tourism.’ Corporates meet startups at events or during Silicon Valley trips. Then…, nothing happens.

    Collaborating with startups is no longer optional; It is expected to become strategic and business–critical. The fundamental logic behind it is compelling:

    1. Corporate innovation capabilities quickly become obsolete now that (digital) technology and industry boundaries change faster than organizations can absorb.
    2. Also, corporates cannot innovate like startups, for all the obvious reasons.
    3. Moreover -contingent on sector and startup maturity there is rising frustration among corporates as financial investments in startups (CVC) generate minimal to no return.

    The workshop will look at how the relationship between corporates and startups will continue to evolve offering insights and practical ‘how to do’ tips.

    Participant profile:
    The workshop is designed for those who drive corporate innovation as well as founders seeking validation and/or funding for their startups and (local) government leaders looking to encourage entrepreneurship in local markets.

    Participants may include CMOs, CDOs, CIOs, Business Development Managers, Investment Managers, VCs, Founders, Angel Investors, Economic Development and other government officials.

    Workshop agenda:
    1. What’s happening? Trends, facts, and viewpoints on corporate-startup partnerships and their trade-offs.
    2. Case & Breakout session on Collaboration Strategy.
    3. Plenary closing and wrap up.
    4. Drinks

    About the speaker:
    Sander van der Blonk (Amsterdam, The Netherlands).
    With over 25 years of Technology, Marketing, Corporate Innovation, Angel Investment and Startup experience, Sander now mediates between the ‘suits’ and the ‘hoodies’ specializing in Startup-driven Innovation and Corporate-Startup partnerships.
    Sander is a partner at Scoutely, Heywood&Sons and Rockstart Accelerator.

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May 30, 2018
  • Bootcamp for Startups by Metavallon VC (by invitation only)

    May 28, 2018  10:00 am - June 8, 2018  6:00 pm

    Orange Grove is happy to host Metavallon's bootcamp for startups. The event is closed to the general public

    See more details

  • Let's Talk about...Money! (open to public event)

    May 31, 2018  6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    How much does money influence your life, your work, and your relationships? How does money make you feel? Happy, fearful, sad, angry, frustrated, anxious? All of the above? Let's face it...money impacts and influences every aspect of our lives. Deeply. And yet, it remains one of the oldest, deepest taboos in the world. So, how can we begin to change this if we can't even talk about it?

    Well...the time has come for that to change!

    Join Behavioural Money Coach, Evangelos Diavolitsis, for an evening of provocative conversation about money. Unravel the mystery of money and learn to understand why it has such a hold on us.

    Evangelos Diavolitsis is the founder and CEO of Money Evolution, a Canadian company dedicated to empowering healthy relationships with money. One of a few Canadians in the emerging field of money coaching. As a Money Coach, Evangelos coaches individuals, couples and organizations to cultivate a healthy and conscious relationship to money. He provides innovative, therapeutic and practical money coaching tools and support through an exploration of the eight Money Archetypes (Innocent, Victim, Warrior, Martyr, Fool, Creator/Artist, Tyrant and Magician) and guarantees greater well-being and money health through this proven process.

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May 31, 2018
  • Bootcamp for Startups by Metavallon VC (by invitation only)

    May 28, 2018  10:00 am - June 8, 2018  6:00 pm

    Orange Grove is happy to host Metavallon's bootcamp for startups. The event is closed to the general public

    See more details

June 1, 2018
  • Bootcamp for Startups by Metavallon VC (by invitation only)

    May 28, 2018  10:00 am - June 8, 2018  6:00 pm

    Orange Grove is happy to host Metavallon's bootcamp for startups. The event is closed to the general public

    See more details

June 2, 2018
  • Bootcamp for Startups by Metavallon VC (by invitation only)

    May 28, 2018  10:00 am - June 8, 2018  6:00 pm

    Orange Grove is happy to host Metavallon's bootcamp for startups. The event is closed to the general public

    See more details

June 3, 2018
  • Bootcamp for Startups by Metavallon VC (by invitation only)

    May 28, 2018  10:00 am - June 8, 2018  6:00 pm

    Orange Grove is happy to host Metavallon's bootcamp for startups. The event is closed to the general public

    See more details

June 4, 2018
  • Bootcamp for Startups by Metavallon VC (by invitation only)

    May 28, 2018  10:00 am - June 8, 2018  6:00 pm

    Orange Grove is happy to host Metavallon's bootcamp for startups. The event is closed to the general public

    See more details

June 5, 2018
  • Bootcamp for Startups by Metavallon VC (by invitation only)

    May 28, 2018  10:00 am - June 8, 2018  6:00 pm

    Orange Grove is happy to host Metavallon's bootcamp for startups. The event is closed to the general public

    See more details

June 6, 2018
  • Bootcamp for Startups by Metavallon VC (by invitation only)

    May 28, 2018  10:00 am - June 8, 2018  6:00 pm

    Orange Grove is happy to host Metavallon's bootcamp for startups. The event is closed to the general public

    See more details

June 7, 2018
  • Bootcamp for Startups by Metavallon VC (by invitation only)

    May 28, 2018  10:00 am - June 8, 2018  6:00 pm

    Orange Grove is happy to host Metavallon's bootcamp for startups. The event is closed to the general public

    See more details

June 10, 2018
June 17, 2018
  • Opening Reception Hellenic Innovation Forum (by invitation only)

    June 18, 2018  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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June 22, 2018
  • Growthbootcamp Greece by Growth Sandwich (by registration only)

    June 23, 2018  9:00 am - June 24, 2018  5:30 pm

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