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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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Maptastic
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Map of Care
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Ridemind
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INOMO
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Arpato
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Book for Sale
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Elioplus
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Hook on Chic
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Kontolixima
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FreshStrips
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Urban Owl
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Mermix.gr
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FOODAKAI

Since 2013, over 140 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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Orange Grove shared NN's photo.3 weeks ago
The 2nd phase of the selection process for the “Ideas That Change Us” Acceleration Programme, organized by NN Hellas and Orange Grove, is now complete!

The selection committee met with the 20 teams, who were successfully selected for the interview phase, in order to discuss their business idea, comprehend their team dynamics and choose the final list of participants who would join this unique Acceleration Programme!

The selected teams will now get to work in preparation for our intensive Programme launching this September!

All the best of luck to everyone!!! We are very excited to have met you all!

#IdeasThatChangeUs #IdeaHackers #GRstartups #NNHellas #YouMatter
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Y Combinator offers a free 10-week online course on how to start your startup. Follow the link below for more information about their popular course "Startup School".
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The response to our announcement has been overwhelming. Applications for this position are now closed. Thank you, everyone, for the time and effort in applying for this role!
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On Friday, we received a surprise visit from our good friend Paul Efmorfidis of COCO-MAT! Paul was making a tour through Athens, on his well-known wooden #cocomatbike, together with his Dutch guests! We were really excited to see our friends from Coco-Mat Greece, since the company has supported Orange Grove from our very first steps, providing us with their amazing furniture for our office space and accommodation in their beautiful Coco-Mat Hotel Athens for our international speakers and visitors!

#thankyou #cocomat
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Orange Grove shared EU-Startups's post.4 weeks ago
With a budget of €3 billion to award 7,500 startups until 2020 (up to €2,5 million each), the SME Instrument of the European Commission is the largest non-dilutive fund in the world!
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The Dutch Ambassador to Greece Caspar Veldkamp discusses #OrangeGrove and #GreekStartups in the latest issue of Business News Magazine!

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2 weeks ago
The interviews phase for the #IdeasThatChangeUs Acceleration Programme, organized by #NNHellas and #OrangeGrove, is now complete! Congratulations to the selected teams. We can't wait to work with you on developing your innovative business ideas! https://t.co/Hs0cUUqe8u OrangeGroveAth photo
3 weeks ago
On Friday, we received a surprise visit from our good friend Paul Efmorfidis of #cocomat with his Dutch guests, on their #cocomatwoodenbike! We were really excited to see our friends, since the company has supported Orange Grove from our very first steps! 🚴‍♂️🚴‍♂️🚴‍♂️ https://t.co/37f46Bph03 OrangeGroveAth photo
3 weeks ago
The Dutch Ambassador to Greece Caspar Veldkamp discusses #OrangeGrove and #GreekStartups in the latest issue of Business News Magazine! https://t.co/JjYeViHNFb
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2 months ago
Is your #startup related to HealthTech, Prevention or Wellness? Then apply today for a chance to get the best support via a free 3-month acceleration program! Get the opportunity to access investors networks and build corporate connections, don't delay anymore and apply now! https://t.co/r0QctaBoHl OrangeGroveAth photo
2 months ago
We are very happy to host a Bitcoin & Blockchain meet-up here at Orange Grove. https://t.co/uvW4H8RKzw OrangeGroveAth photo
2 months ago
APPLICATIONS DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Due to popular demand, the call is now extended to Thursday July 5th. APPLY NOW to our Acceleration Programme #IdeasThatChangeUs for HealthTech, Prevention and Wellness startups organized together with NN Hellas! https://t.co/YTN8Gt5m1O
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