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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

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Vitabroad
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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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City of Athens and IRC

Happening now the ''City of Athens and IRC'' workshop at Orange Grove. The subject of this workshop is the planning and development of a preparedness mechanism for emergency refugees and migration flows in the city of Athens.
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The many mentors connected to the Orange Grove network are currently being added to the website. Have a look! https://orangegrove.eu/mentors/ #orangegrove #mentors #network
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The subject of Bitcoin proves to be a real crowd-puller. Orange Grove is happy to host events like this! #bitcoin #blockchain #meetup #orangegrove
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Christmas mood at Orange Grove! 🎄🎉 🍊
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Happening right now! Jonathan Crawford talking about the triforce of value!

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The many mentors connected to the Orange Grove network are currently being added to the website. Have a look! https://t.co/gGxyb19CPx #orangegrove #mentors #network https://t.co/G1i9zOPVU0 OrangeGroveAth photo
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The subject of Bitcoin proves to be a real crowd-puller. Orange Grove is happy to host events like this! #bitcoin #blockchain #meetup #orangegrove https://t.co/6FjL7BOUHn OrangeGroveAth photo
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Happening right now! Jonathan Crawford talking about the triforce of value! #storenvy #orangegrove #customers #value https://t.co/4RhBJH816v OrangeGroveAth photo
3 weeks ago
"Ask me Anything" about Facebook ads with Orange Grove's very own Robin Schuil! #facebook #OrangeGrove #ads https://t.co/QABZNypJZU OrangeGroveAth photo
3 weeks ago
#TheSqueeze was a big success yesterday! Many thanks to the 4 judges, our 2 presenters, all the volunteers, the cheering crowd and of course the participating #startups. See you at the next Squeeze! https://t.co/6Yrukqmga5 OrangeGroveAth photo

Upcoming events

December 15, 2017
  • City of Athens & IRC (closed event)

    December 15, 2017  9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Orange Grove


    1. Subject:
     Σχεδιασμός και Ανάπτυξη Μηχανισμού Ετοιμότητας για την Αντιμετώπιση Εκτάκτων Προσφυγικών και Μεταναστευτικών Ροών στην Πόλη της Αθήνας  

    2. Dates: 15/12 και 19/12

    3. Schedule: 09:00-15:00

    4. Pax: 20-25 participants

    5. Set up: flexible set up for the workshop

    6. Site inspection: 14/12 afternoon (Panos Navrozidis, 6943267074), time to be confirmed

    7. Catering service: to be confirmed with κα. Αγγελική Κλειώτη -> Mirto Foteinou (IRC)

    11:00 coffee break

    13:00 light lunch 

    2 τραπέζια

    set up: 10:00am

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  • Meeting room - Healthier

    December 15, 2017  11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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  • Painting OG

    December 12, 2017  4:00 pm-December 15, 2017  10:00 pm

    Painter tel. number: 6992301205 (Andreas)

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December 18, 2017
December 19, 2017
  • EiR Robin Schuil

    December 18, 2017-December 23, 2017  

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  • City of Athens & IRC (closed event)

    December 19, 2017  9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Orange Grove

    1. Subject: Σχεδιασμός και Ανάπτυξη Μηχανισμού Ετοιμότητας για την Αντιμετώπιση Εκτάκτων Προσφυγικών και Μεταναστευτικών Ροών στην Πόλη της Αθήνας  

    2. Dates: 15/12 και 19/12

    3. Schedule: 09:00-15:00

    4. Pax: 20-25 participants

    5. Set up: flexible set up for the workshop

    6. Site inspection: 14/12 afternoon (Panos Navrozidis, 6943267074), time to be confirmed

    7. Catering service: to be confirmed with κα. Αγγελική Κλειώτη -> Mirto Foteinou (IRC)

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December 20, 2017
  • EiR Robin Schuil

    December 18, 2017-December 23, 2017  

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  • Hellenic Youth Participation (closed)

    December 20, 2017  5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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December 21, 2017
  • EiR Robin Schuil

    December 18, 2017-December 23, 2017  

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  • Effie Lazaridou - Team Building Coaching for the new startups (Closed)

    December 21, 2017  10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Closed event

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December 22, 2017
  • EiR Robin Schuil

    December 18, 2017-December 23, 2017  

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  • Orange Grove Christmas get-together

    December 22, 2017  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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December 23, 2017

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