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FOR STARTUPS

Our vision is to 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

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Map of Care
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Lalemou
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Family Goes Out
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Urban Owl
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Vitabroad
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Elioplus
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Book for Sale
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FreshStrips
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Unique Minds
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Kontolixima
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Arpato
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Buzzlogix
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Travelmyth
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Maptastic

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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Our own startup Hook on Chic pitching on stage at the #HIF18!
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Orange Grove Patras co-founder Y. Kanellopoulos about entrepreneurship, Orange Grove and Orange Grove Patras
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Our alumnus Athensfashionclub Fashion School pitching on stage at the #HIF18!
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Robin Schuil our Entrepreneur in Residence pitching on stage at the Hellenic Innovation Forum! #HIF18
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The Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Greece Caspar Veldkamp just went on the stage at the Hellenic Innovation Forum! #HIF18
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Follow the 2nd edition of the Hellenic Innovation Forum live! #HIF18

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Erik Boer and Yiannis Kanellopoulos on stage of the #HIF18 pitching about #innovativeModels! https://t.co/4OVYjtfycs OrangeGroveAth photo
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Robin Schuil our Entrepreneur in Residence pitching on stage at the #HIF18! https://t.co/hno3TSGiCA OrangeGroveAth photo
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Follow the 2nd edition of the Hellenic Innovation Forum live! #HIF18

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The 2nd edition of the Hellenic Innovation Forum just kicked off - this year the Netherlands is represented as country of honor. Come visit our stand!

#Innovation #GreekStartups #OrangeGrove https://t.co/1ghzcljmoK
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The Dutch Ambassador to Greece Caspar Veldkamp: @OrangeGroveAth - a community for young #entrepreneurs in Greece! @NLinGreece https://t.co/9uzHW6AlBK

Upcoming events

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June 21, 2018
  • PPP-meeting: Plan, Progress, Problem (closed to public event)

    June 21, 2018  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    The PPP template is very simple, consisting of 3 categories:

    - Progress: your accomplishments, finished items and closed tasks for the period ending. In other words: What have you done?
    - Plans: goals and objectives for the next reporting period. What are you going to do next?
    - Problems: challenges. Items that are stuck and can't be finished. Any problems you are facing?

     WHY do PPP-meetings?

    1. To create an environment where start-ups help each other.
    2. To benefit from the knowlegde and different skills of the Orange Grove community.
    3. To create mental support.
    4. To create an environment where start-ups work more focused towards their goals.
    5. To create an environment where start-ups take time to appreciate their achieved goals and celebrate with other start-ups. 

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June 23, 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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June 24, 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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June 28, 2018
  • IRC Training Workshop (by invitation only)

    June 28, 2018  9:00 am - June 29, 2018  5:30 pm

    The International Rescue Committee (IRC) European Resettlement and Integration Technical Assistance Project (EURITA), along with the Athens Municipality, will bring together a diverse mix of participants from government, business and civil society sectors for a two-day workshop in Athens, Greece. The workshop on Thursday June 28 and Friday June 29, 2018 will be facilitated by experts in the field of refugee integration and inclusion, and will address the topics of case management strategies and economic empowerment.

    The training will be co-hosted by the City of Athens' Coordination Centre for Migrant and Refugee issues (ACCMR).

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June 29, 2018
  • IRC Training Workshop (by invitation only)

    June 28, 2018  9:00 am - June 29, 2018  5:30 pm

    The International Rescue Committee (IRC) European Resettlement and Integration Technical Assistance Project (EURITA), along with the Athens Municipality, will bring together a diverse mix of participants from government, business and civil society sectors for a two-day workshop in Athens, Greece. The workshop on Thursday June 28 and Friday June 29, 2018 will be facilitated by experts in the field of refugee integration and inclusion, and will address the topics of case management strategies and economic empowerment.

    The training will be co-hosted by the City of Athens' Coordination Centre for Migrant and Refugee issues (ACCMR).

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  • Tour Dutch group of MBA-students

    June 29, 2018  6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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July 2, 2018
  • Bitcoin & Blockchain meetup (open to public event)

    July 2, 2018  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Juraj Bednar is an Information Security entrepreneur. He will talk to us about Paralelni Polis in Prague, a 3-story building that hosts a Bitcoin Cafe, the Institute of Cryptoanarchy and a co-working space. Juraj is now co-founding Paralelna Polis in Bratislava and will guide us on how we might build one in Athens.

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