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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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🌱 Only a few hours left until the opening of the Agri-Food Masterclass in Patras and it's time to meet our last keynote speaker Yiannis Nikolopoulos, co-founder of Clio Muse Tours and member of the Board of Directors of Orange Grove! Yiannis will share his valuable experience on startups and funding ClioMuse! Find out more about Yiannis here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yiannis-nikolopoulos/

#meetthespeakers #agrifood #masterclass
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An inspiring event and good fun! A big thanks to everyone who made it into a success 🎉
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🌱 Meet Theocharis (Harris) Moysiadis, Business Development Manager in Future Intelligence, who will share with the participants of the Agri-Food Masterclass his expertise on the business implications of Internet of Things (IoT) and the opportunities for agri-food startups in Greece!
Check here for more: https://www.linkedin.com/in/theocharis-moysiadis-63583a1a/

#meetthespeakers #Agrifood #Masteclass #startups
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✍️Apply now for this year's Soft Skills Academy, taking place on 5-8 December. Join the trainers in and work on essential skills like goal setting, peak performance and leadership! 🚀
Apply now here: https://forms.gle/cJ3V72SAkDyLXgyu9
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Δεν έμεινε πολύς χρόνος, μόνο δύο μέρες για το κλείσιμο των αιτήσεων του Soft Skills Academy 2019. Εσύ έχεις κάνει την αίτησή σου; Αν όχι, τότε τι περιμένεις;🙈 Μην αφήσεις αυτή τη μοναδική ευκαιρία να φύγει. Δοκίμασε τις δυνατότητές σου και συμπλήρωσε τώρα την αίτηση σου. Άλλωστε στη ζωή δεν αξίζει να περιμένεις ένα σημάδι ή μια αφορμή, διεκδίκησε τώρα αυτά που θέλεις να επιτύχεις...Κάνε την αρχή συμπληρώνοντας τη φόρμα!! https://forms.gle/cJ3V72SAkDyLXgyu9
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🌱 Meet Marisa Antonopoulou, Business Development Manager at Action Finance Initiative - AFI. We can't wait for her keynote speech during the Agri-Food Masterclass where she will share her valuable insights on financial tools available to startups! Find more about Marisa here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marisa-antonopoulou-acca-509b5158/

#meetthespeakers #Agrifood #Masteclass
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🌱Meet Gitte Schober, our next trainer of the Agri-food Masterclass taking place in Patras on November 15-17!
Gittle works on Team Entrepreneurship at StartHub Wageningen and has more than 20 years of experience as a consultant, coordinating the entrepreneurship education and start-up activities within the Food Valley region.
Learn more about our trainer here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gitteschober/

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Only a few hours left until the opening of the #agrifood #MasterClass in Patras & it's time to meet our last keynote speaker Yiannis Nikolopoulos, co-founder of @ClioMuseApp!Yiannis will share his experience on #startups & funding ClioMuse! More here info: https://t.co/foSZWvswxb https://t.co/Kwgo1JEZzT OrangeGroveAth photo

Meet Harris Moysiadis, Business Development Manager in Future Intelligence, who will share with the participants of the #Agrifood #Masteclass his expertise on the business implications of IoT & the opportunities for agri-food #startups in Greece!More here: https://t.co/QANCxqEbfu https://t.co/qoRigsvUjJ OrangeGroveAth photo

Meet Marisa Antonopoulou, Business Development Manager at Action Finance Initiative.We can't wait for her keynote speech during the #Agrifood #Masteclass where she will share her insights on financial tools available to startups!More here: https://t.co/fXWxDtzmAT #meetthespeakers https://t.co/kmb67q2Qlr OrangeGroveAth photo

🌱Meet Gitte Schober, our next trainer of the #Agrifood #Masterclass and a specialist on Team #Entrepreneurship at @StartHub_WU!
Find out more about our trainer here: https://t.co/Q4MCPzHQLE
#meetthetrainers #OrangeGrove https://t.co/cjw4BkBmHo
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🌱It's time to meet our next trainer! Ben Excell is the Biobased Entrepreneurship Education Assistant at @StartHub_WU & will join us this weekend in Patras for the #agrifood #Masterclass!
Learn more about our trainer here: https://t.co/eKUnPmVdUA
#meetthetrainers #OrangeGrove https://t.co/kHXoYbPiiM
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Meet Tim Daalderop, incubation manager at @StartHub_WU & one of the trainers of the #agrifood #masterclass taking place this weekend!Tim is empowering student-entrepreneurs to become front runners in Sustainability, Agriculture, Food & Life Sciences! https://t.co/0jKiYugB1t https://t.co/D9usnwEG2x OrangeGroveAth photo

Upcoming events

November 15, 2019
  • 7th Agri-Food Masterclass in Patras

    November 15, 2019 - November 17, 2019  
    Orange Grove Patras

    The 7th Agri-Food Masterclass, the intensive 3-day workshop on entrepreneurship in the agri-sector, organized by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Greece, is taking place this year in Patras, from 15 to 17 of November 2019.

    Business ideas, start-ups or innovative SMEs with activities in the fields of agri-food, agri-/bio-technology, agri-tourism and related products/services were invited to apply to the Masterclass.

    The 3-day Masterclass aims to help new entrepreneurs work on their business propositions, develop entrepreneurial skills, optimise their business ideas, network and explore the business opportunities in the European and world market.

    The Agri-food Masterclass is initiated and organized by the Netherlands Embassy in Greece in collaboration with Orange Grove and the Centre for Value Creation at Wageningen University and Research (CVC-WUR), in the Netherlands. The CVC-WUR facilitates scientists, students and entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into reality. The centre offers courses, workshops, incubation facilities and help to start-ups in their initial development, while designing solutions tailored to international issues.

    The event is initiated by the Netherlands Embassy, as part of its aim to support young entrepreneurship and share Dutch knowledge, expertise and best practices to strengthen the start-up ecosystem in Greece, with the Netherlands being the 2nd largest exporter worldwide in agri products and services. The Agri-Food Masterclass is an annual masterclass, organised in different cities around Greece. 

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November 16, 2019
  • 7th Agri-Food Masterclass in Patras

    November 15, 2019 - November 17, 2019  
    Orange Grove Patras

    The 7th Agri-Food Masterclass, the intensive 3-day workshop on entrepreneurship in the agri-sector, organized by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Greece, is taking place this year in Patras, from 15 to 17 of November 2019.

    Business ideas, start-ups or innovative SMEs with activities in the fields of agri-food, agri-/bio-technology, agri-tourism and related products/services were invited to apply to the Masterclass.

    The 3-day Masterclass aims to help new entrepreneurs work on their business propositions, develop entrepreneurial skills, optimise their business ideas, network and explore the business opportunities in the European and world market.

    The Agri-food Masterclass is initiated and organized by the Netherlands Embassy in Greece in collaboration with Orange Grove and the Centre for Value Creation at Wageningen University and Research (CVC-WUR), in the Netherlands. The CVC-WUR facilitates scientists, students and entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into reality. The centre offers courses, workshops, incubation facilities and help to start-ups in their initial development, while designing solutions tailored to international issues.

    The event is initiated by the Netherlands Embassy, as part of its aim to support young entrepreneurship and share Dutch knowledge, expertise and best practices to strengthen the start-up ecosystem in Greece, with the Netherlands being the 2nd largest exporter worldwide in agri products and services. The Agri-Food Masterclass is an annual masterclass, organised in different cities around Greece. 

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November 17, 2019
  • 7th Agri-Food Masterclass in Patras

    November 15, 2019 - November 17, 2019  
    Orange Grove Patras

    The 7th Agri-Food Masterclass, the intensive 3-day workshop on entrepreneurship in the agri-sector, organized by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Greece, is taking place this year in Patras, from 15 to 17 of November 2019.

    Business ideas, start-ups or innovative SMEs with activities in the fields of agri-food, agri-/bio-technology, agri-tourism and related products/services were invited to apply to the Masterclass.

    The 3-day Masterclass aims to help new entrepreneurs work on their business propositions, develop entrepreneurial skills, optimise their business ideas, network and explore the business opportunities in the European and world market.

    The Agri-food Masterclass is initiated and organized by the Netherlands Embassy in Greece in collaboration with Orange Grove and the Centre for Value Creation at Wageningen University and Research (CVC-WUR), in the Netherlands. The CVC-WUR facilitates scientists, students and entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into reality. The centre offers courses, workshops, incubation facilities and help to start-ups in their initial development, while designing solutions tailored to international issues.

    The event is initiated by the Netherlands Embassy, as part of its aim to support young entrepreneurship and share Dutch knowledge, expertise and best practices to strengthen the start-up ecosystem in Greece, with the Netherlands being the 2nd largest exporter worldwide in agri products and services. The Agri-Food Masterclass is an annual masterclass, organised in different cities around Greece. 

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  • Pitching & Networking Event

    November 17, 2019  5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Orange Grove Patras, Patras Science Park, Stadiou, Platani, Rio, Patras 265 04, Greece

    The Netherlands Embassy and Orange Grove in collaboration with the Centre for Value Creation at Wageningen University and Research (CVC-WUR), in the Netherlands, are organizing the Pitching & Networking Event of the 7th Agri-Food Masterclass, on Sunday 17th November (18:00-20:30) at the Patras Science Park.

    Following an intensive 3-day training Masterclass on entrepreneurship in the AgTech & Food sector, on the 15th-17th November, a selection of the participating startups will pitch their idea to a panel of judges and an open audience. Early stage start-ups or innovative SMEs with activities in the fields of agri-food, agri-/bio-technology and related products/services will participate to the Masterclass where they will work on their business propositions and explore business opportunities in the European and world market.

    At the pitching event, the startups will claim 3 winning prizes. For the most promising startup with growth potential, WUR Center for Value Creation, in collaboration with StartHub will offer one-week of personalised program at StartHub with full access to their mentor and expert network including a preparation for and access to FANext 2020, from May 13-14 on Wageningen Campus, the Netherlands. The second winner will get the chance to further develop their startup through a 6month participation in the Orange Grove Incubation Programme, while the third winner will be offered mentoring hours with Orange Grove’s network.

    The pitching will be followed by a Networking Event over drinks, open to the public! Representatives from the Netherlands Embassy, the WUR Center for Value Creation and Orange Grove partner corporates will join us.

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