what is ORANGE grove?

Orange Grove is a flexible co-working space and network community for young entrepreneurs in Greece. It is located in the center of Athens just opposite the Kallimármaro stadium.

who started ORANGE GROVE?

Orange Grove is an initiative of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Athens, financially supported by Greek and Dutch companies in Greece and local charity foundations. The project is a result of broad community support, university affiliations, highly committed mentor networks, as well as supportive sponsors and partners. Its aim is to address “brain drain” and youth unemployment in Greece.

what does ORANGE GROVE offer?

Once selected, Orange Grove offers its members a wide selection of opportunities such as:

  • Seminars & Workshops with acclaimed speakers from all over the world
  • Tailor-made Mentoring & Coaching programs
  • Unique Bootcamps in cooperation with Dutch and Greek universities
  • Entrepreneur in Residence sharing expertise and experience
  • Flexible Office Space with free wifi, office amenities, coffee and beer
  • Legal and Accounting services
  • Collaboration and connectivity through various Networking Events
  • “The Squeeze” Pitching Competitions with prizes of 15.000€ and 10.000€

who is ORANGE GROVE looking for?

Are you a Greek or Dutch entrepreneur? Have you just graduated, are you ready to start a business and/or are you ready to take your business to the next level? Are you motivated, innovative and versatile? Are you younger than 40 and full of entrepreneurial spirit? Then Orange Grove is the place to start working and to realize your dream. In Orange Grove you can meet like-minded 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 “How To Apply” page for more information. If you would like to apply for a working space in Orange Grove and you feel that you meet the selection criteria listed in the “Who Can Apply” section, you can click the “Apply” tab in the menu bar and fill in the form or send us a request via email to: info@orangegrove.biz and we will send you the Application Form and Business Model Canvas.

what are my obligations once i have been selected?

You will be a member of Orange Grove for a minimum period of six months and enter into an agreement which will list the benchmarks you will have to work with during your membership period.

when do the seminars take place?

On a weekly basis Orange Grove welcomes (inter)national speakers, frequently from the Netherlands and the USA, who share their experience and expertise concerning a wide variety of topics. Their focus areas are on Entrepreneurship, Fundraising & Finance, Personal Skills & Pitching, Branding & Marketing and Tech & e-Commerce. Topics also include Sales, Legal Issues, Public Relations, Logistics and Human Resources.

how do i get access to the expertise relevant to my business if it is not covered by seminars or the pool of mentors?

If you feel you need specific expertise, you can contact Orange Grove’s Director, Anna-Maria Poullis, Assistant Director Christina Birliraki or secretary Maria-Christina Zirganou to discuss your additional needs. They can help setup meetings with relevant parties.