The annual Orange Grove Agri-Food Entrepreneurship Masterclass will take place this year for the first time in Thessaloniki on 11-14 November 2016. Participants will be teams/startups with activities in the fields of agri-food, agro/bio-technology, rural tourism, and related services.
Organizer is the Netherlands Embassy in Athens, as part of their entrepreneurship initiative Orange Grove. Invited organisation to conduct the masterclass is the company Startlife engaged in the development of entrepreneurship in the agri-food sector in the Netherlands. Startlife belongs to The Food Valley region, centered at Wageningen UR (University and Research Center), which is one of the most prominent agri-food and nutrition research centers in Europe. Co-organizer of the event is the non-profit company AgriEnt AgriEntrepreneurship / Rural Entrepreneurship, which organizes AgriEnt Accelerator, the unique in Greece business acceleration program (start-up, scale-up) in the fields of agri-food, agro-technologies, agri-tourism. The event is held with the kind support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the co-working space OK!Thess of the Municipality of Thessaloniki and the company Tropos Branding. Athenian Brewery Heineken is the kind sponsor of our beverages during the entire weekend.
The Masterclass will take place at the premises of the co-working space OK!Thess which is the cooperation of the Municipality of Thessaloniki, Alexandria Innovation Zone, colleges, AUTH, International Hellenic University, University of Macedonia, FING (Federation of Industries of Northern Greece) and SEVE (Hellenic Federation of Enterprises). The language of the Masterclass is English. During the Masterclass start-up companies in rural entrepreneurship will explore the possibilities of the European and world market.