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With the EU support, Mariam Tsikaridze and Nino Mazmishvili, Entrepreneurial School Graduates, Successfully Running a business in Gori


Van Gogh and Pirosmani are Creatorium’s best friends, and blue – the color of calmness – is their main color. The creative process is backgrounded by Pink Floyd’s Goodbye Blue Sky, and Vincent van Gogh and Niko Pirosmani are the conceptual line of their Creatorium’s creativity. Their story also fits in a cosmic box. Mariam Tsikaridze and Nino Mazmishvili are the founders of the innovative platform for creative business, the Creatorium. The young friends have successfully used the knowledge they received at the Entrepreneurial School and are now trying to expand their business. Realizing ideas has already become a business for them.

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With EU’s support, Art Salon Creatorium is engaged in small business activities. Its founders, who are graduates of the Entrepreneurial School, confidently started the large-scale realization of their idea. It is actually the goal of the Entrepreneurial School to support self-employment of young people, and the School has helped many develop entrepreneurial skills and start their own businesses.

In the last decade, the number of start-ups created for innovative, original ideas has been rapidly growing. Quality knowledge gained at the Entrepreneurial School helps young people transform their ideas into business projects. While still studying, they already see practical ways to turn a childhood dream or a hobby into a business opportunity. This is how the two friends from the Entrepreneurial School have turned their idea into a business.

..Right Time, Right Place..

“This project meets key business management criteria and is well-suited for the field, which has helped us a lot to raise awareness and take effective steps. The Entrepreneurial School taught us a lot and helped us navigate properly in business. At this stage, we only use bank loans, but we never stop looking for funding sources, and the Entrepreneurial School actively supports us in doing so.“

Mariam is a young mother of three; Nino is from the border village of Ditsida. For a long time, they created handmade items and accessories that were popular only among friends. Today they can welcome you at their own office and offer a range of creative products, including handmade souvenirs, painted bags, engraved pictures, gift boxes, albums, portraits, paintings on exterior walls and clothes, and clayware. 

The Entrepreneurial School played an important role in the lives of Nino and Mariam. The young ladies plan to expand and develop their business in future, and hope for the support of the project. The young entrepreneurs have already used the mentorship services, and received qualified advice on organizing weddings and various celebrations from Ia Saginashvili, Head of the “Kochinela” Design Company. 

The story of Nino and Mariam, modern and free young Georgian ladies, is one of many and an example for others. “You should never listen to negative assessments, but should pursue your aims. You should do your best. We literally started everything from scratch. The skepticism of those around us did not make us give up on our idea, and everything has turned out even better than we imagined and greater things are still ahead. Today at the Creatorium you find a creative and positive environment, and we can help you design your interior with our products, created exclusively for you. We can also help you organize beautiful parties and celebrate important dates. We can turn any of your fantasies into reality. Here we are. united by our aspiration for freedom and love of art. A startup for creative entrepreneurship,  Creatorium not only offers creative services, but also conducts art therapy and applied arts classes, where anyone can create art without any age restrictions.” 

All the young ladies need now is the end of the pandemic and people’s trust. They can repay your trust by turning your special days into unforgettable memories. Creatorium’s posts are full of positive messages:

  • While Van Gogh is in quarantine, what is there in the cosmic box?
  • An album with family or individual family reflecting your life stories: let your best day be the best.
  • What would you ask Van Gogh and Pirosmani visiting your workshop?
  • We are creative artists who paint everything that your eyes can see, but how did you you manage to paint so well ?

The information has been prepared by “Entrepreneur Georgia” in the framework of the “EU4Youth – Enhancing Youth Education, Employment and Participation in Conflict-affected Areas in Georgia and Ukraine”. 

The project – “EU4Youth – Enhancing Youth Education, Employment and Participation in Conflict-affected Areas in Georgia and Ukraine” is implemented by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) and the Center for Education Development and Employment (EDEC) with the financial support of the European Union. 

EU4Youth – Georgia

Enhancing Youth Education, Employment and Participation in Conflict-affected Areas in Georgia and Ukraine

The project aims to enhance the livelihoods of internally displaced and conflict-affected youth and foster their meaningful participation in society by

  • increasing educational, employment and entrepreneurial opportunities for IDP and conflict-affected youth;
  • strengthening state-civic cooperation over youth education, employment and entrepreneurship issues through advocacy and capacity-building of government institution.