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Posted on: Jul 08, 2013

Orange Grove: new type of flexible workspace in Athens

By
Alex Kyrkos
Twenty3

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What is Orange Grove

The Orange Grove is an initiative of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Athens and its Dutch-Greek partners to address the problems posed by brain drain and youth unemployment in Greece. The Embassy works with a large group of Dutch-Greek people: students, small business (a cost accounting consultant, a lawyer, and an architect), and Dutch companies with a long presence in the Greek market and with Greek companies.

What the Orange Grove offers

The Orange Grove offers flexible workspaces equipped with state of the art facilities, such as conference room, workspace on sofas and at desks, wifi, good coffee, printers to young entrepreneurs from Greece and the Netherlands. Participants in the Orange Grove will have the opportunity to attend workshops, seminars and lectures that will be organized according to their needs. Furthermore they will have the chance to be coached and mentored by experienced professionals and by leading Dutch universities. 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.

Finally, the Orange Grove offers access to a valuable network: the network of the participants, of the sponsors and that of the Embassy.

The Orange Grove wants to be the place where young entrepreneurs come to bring their start-ups a step closer to success.

Who is the Orange Grove looking for?

Are you a Greek or Dutch entrepreneur? Have you just graduated? Are you motivated, innovative and versatile? Are you younger than 35 full of entrepreneurial spirit? Then Orange Grove is the place to start realizing your dream.

In the 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 about networking, social media, and niche markets, among many other things.

Your support

Today, we launched our first video, explaining the concept behind the Orange Grove. We hope we can count on your support for Orange Grove by sharing this video and spreading the word through your website (or magazine, Facebook page or Twitter account). Please spread the word and keep yourself posted by following our social media channels where we will share regular updates.

You can find more info in the facebook group facebook.com/orangegroveathens

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