Youth Entrepreneurship Programme
Are you curious about innovative entrepreneurship and want to understand what it means to be an entrepreneur? Do you want to build an impact-driven venture? Or see how your future studies can connect with entrepreneurship? Applications for our Youth Entrepreneurship programme “Junior Squeezy” are now OPEN!
The Youth Entrepreneurship programme “Junior Squeezy”, organized by Orange Grove and the Netherlands Embassy in collaboration with the Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation, is addressed to school students between the 3rd Junior High School – 3rd High School Grades (Γ’ Γυμνασίου έως και Γ’ Λυκείου) wishing to explore innovative venture creation and impact-driven entrepreneurship.
Open to students across the country, with an innovative idea and an interest in entrepreneurship, the selected junior entrepreneurs participate in experience-based instructional workshops for business and skills development, where they have the opportunity to discuss and receive feedback from Orange Grove’s international and local trainers, successful entrepreneurs and corporate executives from around the world!
For a period of 6 weeks, students work on their entrepreneurial idea, in a learning-by-doing environment that enables them to understand the challenges and fascinating experience of building an innovative business, while being inspired by positive business role models.
The Youth Entrepreneurship programme includes a series of workshops on basic business fundamentals and startup methodologies approaches, from business model canvas to budgeting and marketing that the students are invited to implement in their business proposition. Through the course, they are also trained on how to become entrepreneurial as a state-of-mind, i.e. personal development, creativity, value-creation, action orientation and so on. The programme is built on the concept of educating through entrepreneurship, not simply for and about entrepreneurship.
Applications will remain open until Wednesday 5th of October 2022, at 23:59 (GMT+3). You may submit your application in draft form and edit until the deadline (see application form for instructions). We encourage you to open your application process early on, as this will allow us to help you with possible questions and challenges.
Launch & Structure:
The programme will culminate with the “Junior Squeezy” Demo Day on Friday 9th of December, where up to 6 participating student teams/individuals will take the stage and present their innovative business ideas to a selected audience at the Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation. The programme will launch on Friday 21st of October, at 18:00-20:00. Every week the junior entrepreneurs will join a 2-hour workshop and have access to mentoring. The programme will culminate with the “Junior Squeezy” Demo Day on Friday 9th of December, where up to 6 participating student teams/individuals will take the stage and present their innovative business ideas to a selected audience at the Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation. The event is designed as the “Junior” version of Orange Grove’s distinguished “Squeeze” pitching competition. Dates and programme structure are subject to change.
Please note that your application will be shared with members of the Orange Grove and the Netherlands Embassy in Greece teams.