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!


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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 is opening a new call for Applications for its next incubation programme for startups of all sectors!

Do you have an idea that you want to turn into a business? Do you have a startup that you want to develop even further? Then apply for a spot at Orange Grove! You will receive tailor-made mentoring, one-on-one coaching, specialized expert advice while having the chance to attend seminars, bootcamps and workshops by acclaimed local and visiting international entrepreneurs from all over the world!

Last but not least, you’ll be joining Orange Grove's vibrant community with like-minded and passionate people.

Apply now to Orange Grove Athens by visiting https://orangegrove.eu/callforapplications! Or, if you wish to join Orange Grove Patras visit #apply" target="_blank">http://orangegrovepatras.biz/#apply! The new incubation round will commence in mid Autumn 2018.

#ApplicationRound #OrangeGrove #GRStartupScene #Entrepreneurs #Startups #Entrepreneurship #OpenCall
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The 9th competition of Innovation & Technology by NBG Business Seeds is now accepting applications! Learn more by visiting www.nbg.gr/el/nbgseeds/competition
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Orange Grove7 days ago
Do you want to work for an exciting international incubator hosting innovative startups, in a modern co-working space, in the heart of Athens’ city centre? At Orange Grove you will work with fascinating startups; meet successful entrepreneurs, executives from international corporates and market leaders, investors and representatives of large organizations, from all over the world; liaise with the international network of Orange Grove & the Netherlands Embassy and challenge yourself.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Communications & Events Manager to organize excellent events in the areas of startups, skills and innovation, and implement the Communication strategy set out by the Director. You will build awareness for Orange Grove, organize innovative initiatives and plan effective events. Great communication and copywriting skills are needed. As well as very strong organizational and project management skills in designing and co-ordinating high-level events that will ensure the education and/or networking of participants and facilitate the completion of their business objectives.

A very good level of writing skills in English is a prerequisite since this is Orange Grove’s official working language. You’ll need to be able to take initiative, be flexible and work independently. Positive attitude and enjoying what you do are a must!!!


- Increase awareness and manage all promotional communications
- Manage the design of communication material and distribute in online and offline channels (internal and external communications)
- Manage social media presence and website content of Orange Grove
- Create content for social media, newsletters, website and media
- Draft content for reports and presentations
- Manage media inquiries and interview requests
- Leverage existing media relationships and cultivate new contacts with media
- Liaise with key persons and partners

- Organize initiatives and plan events with attention to financial and time constraints (pitching competitions eg. The Squeeze, workshops, bootcamps, training programs, international speakers, visiting high-level individuals etc.)
- Maintain contact with the Entrepreneurs in Residence and visiting speakers, schedule their visits (including travel arrangements and accommodation) and organize their appointments with startups
- Work closely with other Embassies, international incubators or other organizations to organize events
- Book & set up venue for events
- Research vendors (catering, technicians, DJs etc.) and choose the best combination of quality and cost
- Arrange related paperwork. Ensure a clear overview of invoices and co-ordinate payments with the Operations Manager
- Design and execute all promotional needs of events (media publicity, social media, newsletters, invitations etc.)
- Evaluate event’s success, update events databases and submit reports

The Communications & Events Manager will report to the Director.

If you are interested in this job opening, please send us your CV and a short cover letter explaining why you would like to join the Orange Grove team and how your skills & competencies are a perfect fit for this job opening! Please send the above to the email address: operations@orangegrove.eu and state on the subject line JOB OPENING - COMMUNICATIONS & EVENTS MANAGER. Applications will be assessed as soon as they are received until the most suitable candidate is found!
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Orange Grove2 weeks ago
Alt. Econ Min Charitisis announces creation of micro-credit fund for small enterprises.

#GreekStartups #Microcredit #Innovation #OrangeGrove
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Orange Grove2 weeks ago
500 micro-entrepreneurs across Greece will benefit from €7.5 million of EU financing under the #JunkerPlan.
The primary targets will be #startups, companies that have suffered during the financial crises and agro-industry businesses.
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Orange Grove2 weeks ago
What? Athens Startup Awards 2018
When? 11th of July at 8pm
Where? Zappeio Megaro

Do not miss it!


3 weeks 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
3 weeks ago
We are very happy to host a Bitcoin & Blockchain meet-up here at Orange Grove. https://t.co/uvW4H8RKzw OrangeGroveAth photo
3 weeks ago

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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4 weeks ago
Apply now to our new Acceleration Programme for HealthTech, Prevention and Wellness startups organised together with NN!
At the link below you will find more information regarding our Incubation Program for startups of All Sectors! https://t.co/ZnTfYTXCKf
4 weeks ago
This weekend we are happy to host a digital marketing bootcamp organized by @growthsandwich at Orange Grove! https://t.co/m1HyKQui9L OrangeGroveAth photo
4 weeks ago
The first Orange Grove PPP (Plans, Progress, Problem) just started! We plan to have these meeting on a regular basis to strengthen our network and create a more open and cooperative environment!

#PPP #GreekStartups #OrangeGrove #Plans #Progress #Problem https://t.co/CMkQuR4PX3
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Upcoming events

Link to Google Calendar
July 29, 2018
  • IAG - All day event (closed to public event)

    July 30, 2018

    On the 30th of July, the Orange Grove premises will be closed to all non-event participants due to a private event.

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