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FOR STARTUPS

Our vision is to empower startuppers to contribute to economic growth and social cohesion, and to strengthen 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.

Each quarter we organize a pitching competition called The Squeeze, in which startups can win €10.000 or €15.000.

Startups

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Vitabroad
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Keeppet
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JoinCargo
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Tesibit
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Kontolixima
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FOODAKAI
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Easyexports
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Arpato
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Lalemou
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Β2Β Wave
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Elioplus
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Family Goes Out
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Clio Muse

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 AIESEC Greece's video.2 days ago
AIESEC Greece together with Αθηναϊκή Ζυθοποιία organised the competition "Entrepreneurship is an attitude" where 5 young people will be able to live the #GlobalEntrepreneur experience.

If you want to be one of these lucky people, check the booklet below: https://issuu.com/aiesechellas/docs/aiesec___athenian_brewery

APPLY HERE: bit.ly/AAB2018
Deadline of application: 30th of April of 2018.
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AIESEC Greece
We are proud to launch our partnership with Αθηναϊκή Ζυθοποιία and with this, the competition "Entrepreneurship is an attitude" where 5 young people will be able to live the #GlobalEntrepreneur experience. If you want to be one of these lucky people, check the booklet below: https://issuu.com/aiesechellas/docs/aiesec___athenian_brewery APPLY HERE: bit.ly/AAB2018 Deadline of application: 30th of April of 2018.
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Have a look at what the co-founder of Vitabroad - Health Tourism in Greece Katerina Exakoustidou had to say about medical tourism, innovation and Orange Grove!

#MedicalTourism #GreekStartups #OrangeGrove
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The Beloved Republic - Gay Weddings in Greece featured on επιχειρώ!
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Happening now: “Women in Tech: organized by the 5050 Project!”

#WomenEntrepreneurship #OrangeGrove #Tech
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Do you have an idea which can play an active role in the sustainable green ecosystem of the future? Apply now for GreenTech Challenge by ESU NTUA until 29-04 and follow the green vibes! Accept the challenge and see your business idea making a positive impact in the world!

#AcceptTheChallenge #ThinkOutsideOfTheBox #NTUA
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"PGENius: the web service that translates your genetic profile for a more efficient medical treatment!"

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6 days ago
Happening now: “Women in Tech: organized by the 5050 Project!” https://t.co/SQJymWld5M OrangeGroveAth photo
6 days ago
PGENius: Αποτελεσματικότερη θεραπεία μέσω online υπηρεσίας «μετάφρασης» του γενετικού προφίλ ασθενούς

https://t.co/ClCfQXf6s7
1 week ago
Next Station: Europe – How the European startup ecosystems are evolving.

https://t.co/t6cuQ8vQTE
2 weeks ago
Today we had students visiting from Tilburg! They had the opportunity to meet our #startups and see what it means to work at Orange Grove! https://t.co/lcC4jEqrVS OrangeGroveAth photo
3 weeks ago
From all of us at Orange Grove we want to wish you a Happy Easter, Kαλό Πάσχα, Fijne Pasen! https://t.co/L8kkoQV3q3 OrangeGroveAth photo
3 weeks ago
#TheSqueeze video is here! Dive back into the vibes of this exciting night when we celebrated success in Female Entrepreneurship with 8 amazing female startuppers pitching their idea on stage - Enjoy!

#OrangeGrove #GreekStartups #FemaleEntrepreneurship https://t.co/tjOhINACTZ

Upcoming events

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April 26, 2018
  • Visit Robin Schuil Entrepreneur in Residence

    April 23, 2018 - April 27, 2018  

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  • Vitabroad small meeting room

    April 26, 2018  11:30 am - 12:00 pm

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  • Visit of 50 Dutch students from "Jonge Balie Gelderland"

    April 26, 2018  3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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  • Visit of the President of the Slovak Academy of Sciences - Prof. Pavol SAJGALIK

    April 26, 2018  4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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  • Small meeting room - Elioplus

    April 26, 2018  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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April 27, 2018
  • Visit Robin Schuil Entrepreneur in Residence

    April 23, 2018 - April 27, 2018  

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April 28, 2018
  • Unique minds both meeting rooms

    April 28, 2018  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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May 2, 2018
  • Nodejs meetup

    May 2, 2018  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    This meetup is focused on spreading knowledge and best practices for the use of Node JS

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May 5, 2018
  • Hellenic Youth Participation.

    May 5, 2018  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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May 7, 2018
  • Visit Marios Joannides Entrepreneur in Residence

    May 7, 2018 - May 11, 2018  

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May 8, 2018
  • Visit Marios Joannides Entrepreneur in Residence

    May 7, 2018 - May 11, 2018  

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May 9, 2018
  • Visit Marios Joannides Entrepreneur in Residence

    May 7, 2018 - May 11, 2018  

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May 10, 2018
  • Visit Marios Joannides Entrepreneur in Residence

    May 7, 2018 - May 11, 2018  

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  • Creativity Toolbox for business

    May 10, 2018  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    From a failed startup to a successful business, this story embarks on a journey that embraced failures and successes in a creative way. It generated a toolbox that would be useful for every setup of a startup company. Learn how to think creatively on your business on this talk.

    Adel Sanoussi, is the co-founder and “firestarter” of Abnormal studio. A multi awarded creative studio based in Athens, working for clients like wind telecoms, piraeus bank, suzuki and many more.

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May 11, 2018
  • Visit Marios Joannides Entrepreneur in Residence

    May 7, 2018 - May 11, 2018  

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  • Big meeting room

    May 11, 2018

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  • FuckUp Nights Athens Vol.7

    May 11, 2018  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    What is FuckUp Nights? It's about a global movement that aims to accelerate the learning process while reaching people closer to actual cases of business failure. Since September 2012, hundreds of fuckupreneurs have told their stories of failure to thousands of attendees in 252 cities of 80 countries. In every FuckUp Night each speaker tells their story: What was the project? What went wrong? What did they learn? What would they do differently? 

    Also, a small introductive video :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtH6zGSeuDI

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May 12, 2018
  • Stichting Nederlands Onderwijs in het Buitenland

    May 12, 2018 - May 13, 2018  

    Dutch language schools in Greece and worldwide  

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May 13, 2018
  • Stichting Nederlands Onderwijs in het Buitenland

    May 12, 2018 - May 13, 2018  

    Dutch language schools in Greece and worldwide  

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May 15, 2018
  • Visit of Deree College

    May 15, 2018  12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

    18 students of the University of Iowa will come to Greece with their (Greek) professor for a Study Abroad programm - they will have a tour of OG and then a seminar together with Fanis Rigas.

    There will be pizzas provided by the Professor and the startups are invited to join them for lunch and meet the students.

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May 19, 2018
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May 23, 2018
  • Comment optimiser la creation de son site web? (closed to public event)

    May 23, 2018  9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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May 24, 2018
May 25, 2018
  • Tour - Charokopio University

    May 25, 2018  11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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