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!


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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The 1st Business Intelligence & Analytics #meetup is only a few days away!

A panel discussion will be hosted with professionals that have played a key role in shaping Business Intelligence & Analytics functions.

Interested? Check out their website for more information: https://www.meetup.com/Business-Intelligence-and-Analytics-Athens/events/264807014/?isFirstPublish=true

📅 26th September
📌206 Alexandras Avenue, Athens
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Orange Grove is feeling excited.
Brainstorming with mentors and startups ahead of our #1 Global Goals Jam in Athens!!!

Do you want to #Design2030Now and be part of the solution for Sustainable Development? Join local innovators and creatives in designing actionable interventions toward achieving the Global Goals for Sustainable Development!

1st Global Goals Jam organized in Athens by Orange Grove and Service Design Network Greece on the 21st of September!

REGISTER NOW to secure your spot: https://globalgoalsjam-athens.eventbrite.com

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To all startup people around the Western Greece area… our open call for the next 6-month incubation phase of Orange Grove in Patras is now on!

Don’t miss the opportunity to join an international network of entrepreneurs, top experts and coaches who will help you turn your innovative idea into a success. Receive tailor-made mentoring, coaching, specialized expert advice while attending bootcamps, workshops and 1:1s with local and visiting international trainers from the network of Orange Grove, the Netherlands Embassy in Greece and the Patras Science Park.

Apply until September 29th and find your spot in the Orange Grove community!

Learn more at www.orangegrovepatras.biz & www.orangegrove.eu 🍊

☑️ To apply follow: https://lnkd.in/g6guqte
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Last chance to apply for the startup seminars in Israel coordinated by the Embassy of Ισραήλ στην Ελλάδα | Israel in Greece! A great opportunity to train with acclaimed experts in their field and meet up close the thriving ecosystem of Israel. Deadline is on the 13th of September.
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Orange Grove is with Μαρία Βυτινίδου Σχεδιάστρια Μόδας.
Discussing #sustainability & upcycling in #fashion with our alumni friends of Athensfashionclub Fashion School (and trying out clothes from upcycled materials too!)

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FinQuest by Alpha Bank, the international open-innovation competition, is here! It aims to enable innovative proposals and make the Fintech community part of the industry’s transformation. FinQuest leverages Alpha Bank’s leading know-how and its network of top performing partners, in order to offer added value to external teams and become a growth pillar of the FinTech ecosystem.

Apply now and qualify for working closely with Alpha Bank in enhancing your solution. Following assessment of all applications, Alpha Bank will select up to 7 teams to enter the 6 week accelerator where training and mentoring will be offered.
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Άνοιξαν οι αιτήσεις συμμετοχής για τον νέο διαγωνισμό καινοτομίας FinQuest by Alpha Bank! Οι ομάδες που θα επιλεγούν, θα ενταχθούν σε ένα accelerator 6 εβδομάδων με σημαντική υποστήριξη έμπειρων μεντόρων και θα διεκδικήσουν χρηματικά βραβεία. Δείτε περισσότερα στο www.finquest.gr.


Catching up with our partners, mentors, sponsors and startups at @TIFHelexpo! 🌱 https://t.co/egmoNQ1qX5 OrangeGroveAth photo

Orange Grove at the 84th @TIFHelexpo along with agri startups from our latest Agri-tech & Food acceleration program, but also with startups from multiple sectors we’ve had the privilege to work with over the years!

#TIF2019 #ΔΕΘ2019 #GAS2019 https://t.co/kcGh1hDSXo
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🇳🇱 Ambassador Caspar Veldkamp @NLinGreece was interviewed by @Kathimerini_gr about 🇬🇷 and the future of @OrangeGroveAth https://t.co/LUI4nQPVhe

🗞️Make sure to read @ItsPossibleGR' interview with one of our Farming the Future startups, #Fivetwenty taste experience, who are now exporting their products to countries like #Finland and #Estonia!

#FarmingTheFuture #Entrepreneurship #Aegina #localproducts https://t.co/6Myyf3JGTs
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Discussing #OrangeGrove and the support it provides to startups on @skaigr channel's “Τα Νέα των Μικρομεσαίων Επιχειρήσεων, Ready?” with @NYpofantis interviewing our very own Yiannis Kanellopoulos! https://t.co/9A7hH2ce0V OrangeGroveAth photo

📍Are you a first-time entrepreneur, with strong TECH looking for #PreSeed investment starting from 200k? Then check out the funding opportunities offered by @metavallon VC.

Hurry though! The submission deadline is this Sunday, July 28th! 👉 https://t.co/1RD2goFb2M https://t.co/IjUmONw8tG
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Upcoming events

September 21, 2019
  • Global Goals Jam - Athens

    September 21, 2019

    1st #GlobalGoalsJam in Athens
    by Orange Grove & Service Design Network Greece!!!

    Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for solving social challenges to improve lives? Join local innovators and creatives at the 1st #GlobalGoalsJam, organized in Athens, on the 21st September, and connect with teams from around the world in designing actionable interventions toward achieving the Global Goals for Sustainable Development!

    Expand your network, share ideas, learn design methods and become part of an international network of Global Goals Jams organized in 87 locations around the world, from the USA, Argentina & Mexico to the Netherlands, Jordan, Nigeria, India, Japan, Australia and beyond!

    What's the challenge of the #GlobalGoalsJamAthens?
    “Develop start-up solutions for a sustainable economy with a design-driven approach!”

    Our challenge will build on the global theme of Sustainable Development for People and Planet (SDG 1, SDG 8)

    REGISTER NOW to secure your spot: https://globalgoalsjam-athens.eventbrite.com

    Let’s design #2030now!

    #GlobalGoalsJam #GlobalGoalsJam19 #Design2030now #GlobalGoalsJamAthens
    Stay tuned as more info will be announced soon!

    A few words about the UN Sustainable Development Goals & the Global Goals Jams:

    During the 2015 Social Good Summit, 193 world leaders committed to achieving 17 Sustainable Development Goals by year 2030. As an initiative of the United Nations Development Programme and Digital Society School, the Global Goals Jam seeks to design realistic, actionable interventions for these goals. Learn more about the Global Goals Jams organized in cities around the world by visiting: https://globalgoalsjam.org/

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