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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!

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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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⌛Time is almost up for applications for the next round of #JuniorSqueezy, entrepreneurship programme for school teams or individual students 15-18 years old!
Soon we will welcome our next batch of young entrepreneurs who will start their weekly sessions and receive expertise, training and networking by real entrepreneurs and business experts, who will help them develop their idea and a business oriented mindset!
Apply NOW 👉 https://orangegrove.eu/callforapplications/

Junior Squeezy is co-organized by #OrangeGrove, the Embassy of the Netherlands in Greece and the B&E Goulandris Foundation / Ίδρυμα Β&Ε Γουλανδρή.
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⏳Only 4 days left to apply
to #JuniorSqueezy entrepreneurship programme for school teams or individual students 15-18 years old!
If you have a business idea and believe you have what it takes to become a junior entrepreneur, apply until this Wednesday, Feburary 19th! ⏳
👉 https://orangegrove.eu/callforapplications/

Junior Squeezy is co-organized by #OrangeGrove, the @Embassy of the Netherlands in Greece and the @B&E Goulandris Foundation / Ίδρυμα Β&Ε Γουλανδρή
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3 days left for startups and SMEs of the olive and olive oil sector to apply to the @Olive Challenge Initiative! Learn more and apply until February 16th here: www.olivechallenge.org
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When speaking of #funding for #startups, your first though is VC or Angel Investor funding. Somehow, it is perceived that this is the way to go. However, it is not necessarily the only option. 👇
If you have an innovative idea and you are looking for the right investment, then check the article below and find out more about Horizon 2020 SME Instrument, aiming to boost #innovation and the growth of the #SME sector. 🚀

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⌛Last call for #JuniorSqueezy entrepreneurship programme for students 15-18 years old! Our next batch of young entrepreneurs will receive expertise, training & networking by real entrepreneurs & business experts who will help them develop their idea! 👉 https://t.co/8s04dg23Ab https://t.co/w8xOTG7TFQ OrangeGroveAth photo

Join #WomenonTop on February 21-22 in a Design Jam focused on developing innovative and applicable solutions, technological or not, on the real challenges businesses face in their quest to become more equitable and inclusive employers.
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⏳Only 4 days left to apply
to #JuniorSqueezy! If you have a business idea&believe you have what it takes to become an entrepreneur, apply until Feburary 19th! https://t.co/ZnTfYTXCKf
Junior Squeezy is co-organized by #OrangeGrove, the @NLinGreece &the #BEGoulandrisFoundation https://t.co/3Tf3aM52QC
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#OpenCall
3 days left for #startups and SMEs of the olive and olive oil sector to apply to the Olive Challenge Initiative! Learn more and apply until February 16th here: https://t.co/aqcWyhpXFk

When speaking of #funding for #startups, your first though is VC or Angel Investor funding. These are not necessarily the only options. Check the article below and find out more about Horizon 2020 SME Instrument, aiming to boost #innovation & #SMEs growth! https://t.co/KBIuj2vcCM

Only 7 days left to apply for next #AgriFood #Masterclass, taking place in #Thessaloniki, on 13-15 March 2020! Head to our website and apply to the intensive 3-day workshop on entrepreneurship in the agri- sector!
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