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!


Torafugu Tech
ANAS Company
En Agris
Alios Tours

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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Just a few days left to apply to the 5th Demo Day of OKThess this September! Introduce your startup to a targeted audience and secure 1:1s with investors from Greece and South-East Europe! Is your startup ready to raise money?

To learn more and apply visit:
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Interesting article!

The municipality of Utrecht, a city in the Netherlands, has taken some measurements to improve the air quality. One of these measurements is the transformation of more than 300 bus stop roofs covered by plants to help biodiversity such as honey bees and bumblebees. The Independent wrote an article about it! 🐝🐝
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Holland covers hundreds of bus stops with plants as gift to honeybees
Shelters support biodiversity while also capturing dust to improve air quality and storing rainwater
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✈️Are you ready to take the aviation industry to the next level? Apply now for the Singapore Airlines AppChallenge 2019.

Whether you are a startup, programmer or a student, this challenge is an opportunity to work with the world’s leading airline and be part of the driving force in changing the way we travel.

Applications close on August 23!
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Startupper is now also in print and Orange Grove features on its very 1st issue! Thank you George Kourkoutas for this extensive article! We wish all the best of success to this new initiative about #startups and innovative #entrepreneurship in Greece!
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Orange Grove and Service Design Network Greece are joining forces to organize the 1st Global Goals Jam in Athens, Greece this September!

Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for solving social challenges to improve lives? Join local innovators and creatives connect with teams around the world in designing actionable interventions toward achieving the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

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

Stay tuned as more info will be announced soon!

Learn about the Global Goals Jams organized in cities around the world here: https://globalgoalsjam.org/

#GlobalGoalsJam #GlobalGoalsJam19 #Design2030now #GlobalGoalsJamAthens
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🚀Apply now for the #BridgesAwards2019!

Bridges Awards is a new Program in the framework of the “Knowledge and Partnership Bridges” Initiative by Γέφυρες Γνώσης & Συνεργασίας/ Knowledge & Partnership Bridges. The initiative aims to reward and promote partnership and cooperation by granting cash prizes it focuses on the strengthening of cooperations between Greeks wherever in the world they may live.

Applications are accepted up until September 16, 2019.
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Γέφυρες Γνώσης & Συνεργασίας/ Knowledge & Partnership Bridges
Οι Γέφυρες Γνώσης & Συνεργασίας/ Knowledge & Partnership Bridges εγκαινιάζουν τα Bridges Awards, ένα νέο θεσμό βραβείων για την επιβράβευση της συνεργασίας μεταξύ των Ελλήνων στην Ελλάδα και το εξωτερικό. Ενημερωθείτε για τους όρους και προϋποθέσεις συμμετοχής, και καταθέστε την ηλεκτρονική σας αίτηση στο http://awards.knowledgebridges.gr μέχρι τις 16 Σεπτεμβρίου 2019. Bridges Awards: Γεφυρώνουμε την απόσταση, επιβραβεύουμε τη συνεργασία. #BridgesAwards2019


🇳🇱 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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We are happy to have the #HelloEurope Workshop, hosted by @AshokaGreece and facilitated by #Design4future, today at Orange Grove! 🍊 https://t.co/BKTGj9qkrI OrangeGroveAth photo

Also Marios Vlaxogiannis, co-founder of #Coffeco made it in the @Forbes 30 under 30 list of 2019! We are very happy to be working with Coffeco, who are currently participating in Orange Grove #Patras' incubation round!

Great work! #Congratulations!! 👏 https://t.co/XaH2PaJ7zY
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