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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!

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EyeSphere
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Elioplus
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Vitabroad
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Travelmyth
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Ridemind
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INOMO
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Family Goes Out
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Hook on Chic
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FOODAKAI
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Kontolixima
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Map of Care
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Lalemou

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.
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Orange Grove1 day ago
Wanna know more about Sharing Economy?
Then join us tomorrow at 5pm!
The National Documentation Centre (Εθνικό Κέντρο Τεκμηρίωσης) organises an event focused on Sharing Economy and the challenges towards a sustainable Sharing Economy Venture.
Orange Grove
Orange Grove2 days ago
If in Thessaloniki, don't miss the 3rd Female Entrepreneurial Week, from the 26th until the 30th of November!
Further details and registration information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-female-entrepreneurial-week-registration-50590679083?aff=efbevent

#OrangeGrove #startups #WomenInBusiness
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Orange Grove added 5 new photos — with Danai Kou.3 days ago
It was a busy weekend for our new startups from the 10th Incubation Round! For the past days, they had an intense bootcamp with Joost Reimert and Marcel Dekker focusing on all burning issues of their startups! And it's just the beginning!
Orange Grove
Orange Grove5 days ago
Great news! We are excited to announce that SAP Digital Interconnect in US selected Elioplus as the platform that will help them on their channel development efforts !!! 🤗🤗
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Orange Grove is with Danai Kou.5 days ago
Early Saturday for our new startups from the 10th Incubation Round. Their bootcamp just started! But first introductions!
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Orange Grove added 12 new photos.6 days ago
Big day today for our startups of "Ideas that Change Us" Acceleration Programme organised in collaboration with NN Hellas! The 10 startups pitched to executives from NN Hellas and representatives of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Greece and got their feedback just in time for their preparations for the Demo Day! Presenter of the event, our entrepreneur in residence Robin Schuil!

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The time has come!
Only one day left until the StartupnowForum!
Many panels, workshops, competitions and 1:1 sessions!
Not to be missed! Find the programme here: https://t.co/LIpxscVzsN https://t.co/ZiBpVHICSZ
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1 day ago
Wanna know more about Sharing Economy?
Then join us tomorrow at 5pm!
The National Documentation Centre ( @EKTgr) organises an event focused on Sharing Economy and the challenges towards a sustainable Sharing Economy Venture. More info here: https://t.co/RhUG0EBG8j
2 days ago
If in Thessaloniki, don't miss the 3rd Female Entrepreneurial Week, from the 26th until the 30th of November! Further details and registration information: https://t.co/NG76AHyePc
#OrangeGrove #startups #WomeninBusiness
3 days ago
It was a busy weekend for our new #startups from the 10th Incubation Round! For the past days they had an intense #bootcamp with Joost Reimert and Marcel Dekker focusing on all burning issues of their startups! And it's just the beginning! https://t.co/KRiu3nuxbn OrangeGroveAth photo
3 days ago
Join us tomorrow at 7pm for Startup Tales: CTO edition.
Savvas Georgiou, co-founder of @WelcomePickups will answer hot questions like how do you pivot a company to a new one with a totally different stack, how can you build an MVP in 45 days and much more! https://t.co/u5q4hSaUqZ
5 days ago
Great news! We are excited to announce that SAP Digital Interconnect in US selected @elioplus as the platform that will help them on their channel development efforts !!! 🤗🤗

Upcoming events

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November 22, 2018
  • Sharing Economy: How to achieve Sustainability of the Ventures?

    November 22, 2018  4:45 pm - 8:00 pm

    The National Documentation Centre in collaboration with Orange Grove organises on Thursday, November 22nd an event focused on Sharing Economy and the challenges towards a sustainable Sharing Economy Venture.

    Participants:
    A representative of Tzouganatos & Partners Law Firm and the founders of Poulise-to, Ridemind and Coho.

    Topics of discussion regarding major issues for sharing economy companies:

    1. Setting up and promoting your marketplace
    2. Finding your first clients
    3. Taxation and legal issues in Greece
    4. Facing the challenge of finding a good developer in Greece

    http://www.ekt.gr/el/events/22406

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November 27, 2018
  • ARSIS’ experience of Safe Zones for UAMs and the future of child protection in Greece

    November 27, 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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November 29, 2018
  • MoT Athens Meetup #4: Real Time Test Data With Grafana- LightTalks

    November 29, 2018  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Welcome to the 4th meet-up of Ministry of Testing - Athens

    AGENDA
    • 18:30 - 19:00 Attendance
    • 19:00 - 19:05 Welcome from Organizers
    • 19:05 – 19:40 Presentation:
    • Real Time Test Data With Grafana
    Giannis Papadakis, Software QA Automation Manager, Atypon
    • 19:40 - 20:05 Light Talks:
    • The Beat Ride Of Mobile Automation
    Vaso Giamarelou, Test Automation Engineer , Beat
    • Testing Stories
    Nikos Chaldaios, Test Manager, Trasys Greece
    • Devs & Testers: Agile Adventures
    Konstantinos Kartsakalis & George Liakos , Senior Test Analysts, OpenBet
    • 20:05 - 21:00 Networking with pizza and beers!

    Knowledge level: Junior, Intermediate

    https://www.meetup.com/Ministry-of-Testing-Athens/events/256143610/

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December 2, 2018
  • Children’s St. Nicholas party (private event)

    December 2, 2018

    The Dutch Association in Athens will be holding the annual children’s St. Nicholas party in Orange Grove.

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December 4, 2018
  • Startup Tales: CEO edition

    December 4, 2018  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    The "second generation" of Greek startups are now in their most productive stage: they raise big rounds, grow or launch internationally, attract top talent, and deliver significant value to their customers at scale. There are many lessons to be learned and the people who have led those journeys are the best ones to share with us the ups and downs of their ride. We are thrilled to bring these people on stage and discuss with them their most valuable learnings.

    In the first Startup Tales: CEO edition, John Tsioris from Instashop will share his story of how, as a Greek expat working in Dubai, he decided to become a founder and set off on the InstaShop journey. Instashop was conceived as an idea in 2015 and is now the largest e-grocer in the region exceeding a $50M GMV run rate. The company serves more than 5,000 orders per day in UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and recently in Lebanon and Egypt and all that supported by a strong tech team based in Greece. John will share insights about scaling and building a strong team, general tips for new entrepreneurs, and discuss about securing investment at different stages of a startup journey.

    After John gives his presentation, Apostolos and George will join him for a fireside chat to extract any gossips he forgot to share.

    RSVP: http://bit.ly/CEOeventDec
    🚪 Free Entrance, 💺 Limited Seats

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