“The Squeeze” was back on the 10th of December 2015 for its 5th edition! The thrilling pitching competition invited eight Orange Grove entrepreneurs to go on stage and pitch their startup ideas to an international jury panel of established professionals and a wide audience startup founders, executives, embassies’ representatives, journalists, investors and much more. 


The judges’ panel consisted of: 

– Peter Economides (Brand strategist Apple’s “Think Different” campaign),

– Zooullis Mina (Chairman and Managing Director, Athenian Brewery),

– George Korres (Chairman of the Board, Korres Natural Products),

– Jeremy Downward (CIO, Alpheus Advisors) and

– Marc Wesselink (Serial Entrepreneur and Selection Partner, Startup Bootcamp).


Vitabroad and Made by, Creative Label won respectively the first prize of €15,000 and the second prize of €10,000.  


“The Squeeze” #5 was complemented with exciting Pre-Squeeze events and trainings, taking place a day before “The Squeeze”.  


The competition wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our Lead Donor, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation!