Orange Grove is “fueling” the Greek startup scene with the support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation
We are very proud to be part of the “Recharging the Youth” initiative of The Stavros Niarchos Foundation, which aims to create opportunities for Greece’s younger generation.
Their generous support of the Orange Grove through a grant, enables us to provide even more sustenance to the incubated startups by further strengthening our educational program and also allowing for renovation works and the construction of new work spaces inside the Orange Grove premises. In addition, the grant also provides the startups with the opportunity to gain access to pre-seed funding through a series of pitching competitions called “The Squeeze”.
During the quarterly “Squeeze” pitching shows, 8 of the most promising Orange Grove startups compete to win €15.000 for the first prize and €10.000 for the second prize. The competition offers exposure to a broad audience and valuable feedback from a panel of judges, consisting of successful businessmen, investors, and entrepreneurs, whose extensive knowledge and network can prove extremely helpful to them.
Acknowledging that one of the most important elements of a new venture’s success is the access to knowledge and information, Orange Grove, with the support of The Stavros Niarchos Foundation, focuses its efforts on creating an online educational toolset and welcoming international speakers, as well as an in-house Business Development Expert called the “Entrepreneur in Residence”, to the incubator. Through exclusive one-on-one sessions and frequent workshops and seminars, the visiting experts’ valuable knowledge and experience is shared with the startups.
Orange Grove, with the support of The Stavros Niarchos Foundation, has enlarged its office space on the ground floor of the Netherlands Embassy building at Vasileos Konstantinou 5 – 7. These additional offices enable us to host a number of more advanced startups. Graduates of Orange Grove can apply for one of the private offices where they can expand their business, while still collaborating and sharing their know-how with new startups.
If you would like the opportunity to experience what Orange Grove has to offer, you can apply for a spot here: www.orangegrove.biz/apply-now and we will email you the Application Form and Business Model Canvas.
Orange Grove is a flexible co-working space and network community for young entrepreneurs in Greece. It is an initiative of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Athens in collaboration with the Dutch-Greek businesses and universities.