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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 220 startups have been a part of Orange Grove.

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Orange Grove is an incubator and startups ecosystem empowering talented individuals to create sustainable and innovative businesses in Greece. Orange Grove supports startups & innovative SMEs by facilitating the exchange of know-how and providing access to entrepreneurial expertise and international networks. Furthermore, it encourages an open and transparent entrepreneurial environment, while it contributes to the strengthening and international interconnection of the Greek entrepreneurial ecosystem. It offers incubation programs, workshops, bootcamps, mentoring, 1:1 sessions with acclaimed experts, as well as unique networking opportunities with its worldwide network. At Orange Grove, participants gain access to a powerful network of >170 volunteer mentors and consultants, from the USA to Australia, consisting of foreign, Greek Diaspora and local experts, successful entrepreneurs and corporate executives. The strong connection of Orange Grove with Embassies, international and Greek universities, startup ecosystems (mainly Greece and Netherlands) and leading corporations, creates unique opportunities of access to best practices and networking for participants to OG programmes. Orange Grove is an initiative of the Netherlands Embassy in Greece, operated by the non for profit civil company Ithaca, and is financially supported by Dutch & Greek corporates (Heineken, Reggeborgh, Interamerican, Philips, FrienslandCampina, KLM, HeDA) and grant-making foundations. It operates offices in Athens and Patras, while it also provides virtual nationwide support to new entrepreneurs across Greece via its online platform.
Orange Grove
Orange Grove
🎉 Congratulations to our alumni Alexandra Makrygeorgou, founder of Liofyllo for being awarded in the "Education-Research-Innovation" category of Πρόσωπα της Χρονιάς! 🎉
Orange Grove
Orange Grove
The Ideas Powered for Business SME Fund is a 20 million Euro grant scheme created to help European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) access their intellectual property rights.
Covering IP pre-diagnostic services (IP scan) and/or trade mark and design applications, the Ideas Powered for Business SME Fund can help you power your business.
Each SME can be reimbursed up to a maximum of EUR 1 500.
The SME Fund is distributed in five phases (windows) during 2021 and the deadline for the current open call is January 31st.
More info: http://www.obi.gr/el/news/σύσταση-ταμείου-επιχορηγήσεων-ύψους-20/ & https://euipo.europa.eu
Orange Grove
Orange Grove
Not to be missed!
Join online this Monday, January 18th the #EUandU event organised by the Ευρωπαϊκή Επιτροπή στην Ελλάδα!
Register now and learn all about the future of #research & #innovation in Europe!
👉 https://www.euandu.eu
Orange Grove
Orange Grove
The Chamber of Achaia (Επιμελητήριο Αχαϊας) is organising next Wednesday, January 20th a workshop with our alumni and holistic health coach Aspasia Provou - The Whole Life Coach.
The workshop will focus on issues like stress management, creativity stimulation and maintaining a positive mindset during the coronavirus outbreak.

Register for free here: https://forms.gle/Aufccxp58f7T63hw6
Orange Grove
Orange Grove
How can digital technology help re-establish tourism confidence through innovative digital solutions?
Join Asian Development Bank’s #DigitalAgainstCOVID-19 #Hackathon and receive $10,000 seed funding to pilot test your solution. Apply until January 17th and see your idea come to life!
Orange Grove
Orange Grove
Check below an article with the 10 most-read interviews that ran on EU-Startups during 2020, which beyond being #goodreads, show the ingenuity, innovative nature and forward-looking attitudes of European entrepreneurs.

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🎉 Congratulations to our alumni Alexandra Makrygeorgou, founder of #Liofyllo for being awarded in the "Education-Research-Innovation" category of #ProsopaXronias20 ! 🎉

#ΠρόσωπαΤηςΧρονιάς #ProsopaXronias #PeloponnisosNewspaper #Peloponnisos https://t.co/KQy50kL0H4
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The SME Fund is a 20 milllion Euro grant scheme helping SMEs to access their intellectual property rights by covering IP pre-diagnostic services (IP scan) &/or trade mark&design applications.The Fund is distributed in 5 phases.
Current deadline:January 31. https://t.co/XDTQdP25ik https://t.co/OnzduPdHh2
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Not to be missed!
Join online this Monday, January 18th the #EUandU event organised by the Ευρωπαϊκή Επιτροπή στην Ελλάδα!
Register now and learn all about the future of #research & #innovation in Europe!
👉 https://t.co/9hLxX7QbeP https://t.co/TksKzRYW0H
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The Chamber of Achaia is organising on January 20th a workshop with our alumni and holistic health coach Aspasia Provou focusing on issues stress management, creativity stimulation&maintaining a positive mindset during the COVID outbreak. Registrations: https://t.co/PoshEvyAu8 https://t.co/hKxAmQMZln OrangeGroveGr photo

How can digital technology help re-establish tourism confidence through innovative digital solutions?Join @ADB_HQ's #DigitalAgainstCOVID-19 #Hackathon &receive $10,000 funding to pilot test your solution. Apply until January 17 &see your idea come to life! https://t.co/amVDl7CHTt https://t.co/y0gWBaoJF4 OrangeGroveGr photo

Check below an article with the 10 most-read interviews that ran on @EU_Startups during 2020, which beyond being #goodreads, show the ingenuity, innovative nature and forward-looking attitudes of European entrepreneurs.
https://t.co/xMND6kgLNa

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