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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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Family Goes Out
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Map of Care
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Mermix.gr
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Lalemou
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Travelmyth
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INOMO
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Β2Β Wave
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FOODAKAI
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Ridemind
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Arpato
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EyeSphere
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Maptastic
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FreshStrips

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.
Orange Grove
Orange Grove18 hours ago
Our visitors for the day!
Mr. Dijsselbloem and Mr. Tsimas stopped by Orange Grove and had an interesting conversation that you will see tonight on ΣΚΑΪ ΤV!
#happeningnow #staytuned
Orange Grove
Orange Grove2 days ago
Interviews for the next incubation round are on!

#happeningnow #orangegrove #startup #incubator
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Orange Grove2 days ago
The secret to productivity?
According to The Guardian, enjoying what you do!
#MondayMotivation
Orange Grove
Orange Grove5 days ago
Full house at Orange Grove!
All the startups from "Ideas that Change Us" Acceleration Programme take the stage for their first pre-DemoDay pitch and present their progress and next steps.

#ideasthanchangeus #orangegrove #nnhellas #ideahackersnl
Orange Grove
Orange Grove5 days ago
Get a small taste of what happened on September 24th, when we welcomed the new startups from "Ideas That Change Us" Acceleration Programme!

#ideasthanchangeus #orangegrove #nnhellas #ideahackersnl
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Ideas that Change Us
“Ideas That Change Us”, μία πρωτοβουλία της NN Hellas σε συνεργασία με το Orange Grove και την Ολλανδική Πρεσβεία στην Ελλάδα. Η NN Hellas σε συνεργασία με τ...
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Orange Grove
Orange Grove6 days ago
According to John C Fox "Athens is not Palo Alto, and it doesn’t need to be"! Be sure to read more on επιχειρώ!

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18 hours ago
Our visitors for the day!
Mr. Dijsselbloem and Mr. Tsimas stopped by Orange Grove and had an interesting conversation that you will get to see tonight on @SkaitvGR!
#happeningnow #staytuned https://t.co/FM6Lqc2fKO
OrangeGroveAth photo
5 days ago
Full house at Orange Grove!
All the startups from "Ideas that Change Us" Acceleration Programme take the stage for their first pre-DemoDay pitch and present their progress and next steps.
#ideasthanchangeus #orangegrove #nnhellas #idahackersnl https://t.co/bAmTRzv3jA
OrangeGroveAth photo
5 days ago
Check the link below and get a small taste of what happened on September 24th, when we welcomed the new startups from "Ideas That Change Us" Acceleration Programme! https://t.co/0msPlafjQ5
#ideasthanchangeus #orangegrove #nnhellas #ideahackersnl
6 days ago
According to @djembe "Athens is not Palo Alto, and it doesn’t need to be"! Be sure to read more on @epixeiro ! https://t.co/7SGedIkTes https://t.co/kHsTeU8oce OrangeGroveAth photo

Upcoming events

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October 25, 2018
  • Startup Tales: CTO edition

    October 25, 2018  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Behind every tech startup, there is a dedicated team of developers who wrote the whole thing, line by line. In this event series, we’ll be meeting CTOs of notorious startups and we will have the chance to listen to their version of the startup journey.

    Starting from a small team pulling overnighters to build the MVP on time, up to a team of dozens to develop and support products serving millions of users, this event’s guests have some very interesting stories to tell. We will ask them the hard questions, about the mistakes they made, the choices that proved to be the right ones and the biggest battles they had to fight.

    This time, our guest has been actively managing various technical aspects of Skroutz for the first 10 years of its existence. George Chatzigeorgiou will be on stage, sharing his opinions on why he thinks technical co-founders are absolutely necessary, what amount of technology is needed for a startup, and how success shapes a company's relationship with technology.

    If you are a part of a dev team, if you want to build your own dev team, or if you want to understand these dev teams, you don’t want to miss this.

    📅 Schedule of the Evening
    19:00-19:30 Networking
    19:30-20:15 Fireside talk
    20:15-21:00 Audience Q&A
    21:00+ Networking

    Our hosts for the night will be Kostas Pardalis and Alex Papaspiridis. Both Kostas and Alex have a deeply technical background, extensive startup experience, and of course, their own war stories to tell.
    Free entrance, Limited seats
    💺 Reserve your seat here: http://bit.ly/CTOeventOct
    🏄🏽‍ Be a part of it: Startup Tales Greece

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October 31, 2018
  • Clear Test Reports in BDD

    October 31, 2018  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Reports are a critical element reviewing and identifying quickly root cause of failure in any type of testing (Unit/Component/Acceptance/Integration). Allure framework empowers engineering teams to represent thoroughly their test execution output to any stakeholder involved in the CI process and can be integrated in any known Unit Framework.

    https://www.meetup.com/Greek-Software-Testing-GRTB-ISTQB-Meetup/

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November 5, 2018
November 7, 2018
  • KLM (closed to public event)

    November 7, 2018  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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November 10, 2018
  • TBC: Athens Authentic Marathon Events

    November 10, 2018  12:00 am - November 13, 2018  12:00 am

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  • TBC: Athens Authentic Marathon Events

    November 10, 2018  12:00 am - November 13, 2018  12:00 am

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November 11, 2018
  • TBC: Athens Authentic Marathon Events

    November 10, 2018  12:00 am - November 13, 2018  12:00 am

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November 12, 2018
  • TBC: Athens Authentic Marathon Events

    November 10, 2018  12:00 am - November 13, 2018  12:00 am

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November 14, 2018
  • NodeJS Meetup

    November 14, 2018  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    This meetup is focused on spreading knowledge and best practices for the use of Node.js.
    Topics of discussion include open source projects, architectures, testing, code management, the future of Node.js and emerging trends.

    https://www.meetup.com/nodejsathens/

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November 21, 2018
  • ARSIS’ experience of Safe Zones for UAMs and the future of child protection in Greece

    November 21, 2018  9:30 am - 3:00 pm

    The event aims to presenting the case of Safe Zones, as an alternative measure of protection of unaccompanied children – refugees, as well as start the discussion about the future of child protection in Greece. It also aims to provide an opportunity for an open discussion with officials about the problems both Safe Zones and child protection services are dealing and which model of child protection can be helpful in this context. Representatives from the Greek authorities, local and international NGOs, Justice system and protection services are invited to take a stand on the matter.

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