Real entrepreneurship: from zero to first deal in ten steps
Ustvarjalnik is a Slovenian educational organization that exports its curricula to most countries. Our methodology for young entrepreneurs has received many accolades: it was selected among the twelve most promising social benefit initiatives in the world by the Unreasonable Institute, received recognition for the most socially beneficial idea in the CEE region and special recognition by the President of the Republic of Slovenia. Today, it is performed on three continents.
Create a business project from your hobby
We guide young people through the steps so that they can create a business idea from their hobby into their first product.
Individual mentoring until the first major success
Our program concludes with the first slightly bigger win on the participant project and is assisted by mentors until then.
Links to companies, capital, assets
We treat every project as a real business, so we help to reach out to all key stakeholders
The basic difference between our program and everyone else is that we actually push young people into the unknown and help them get the real product they are trying to sell to real customers for real money.
We believe that this is the only way for someone to learn business in its entirety.
Ustvarjalnik offers the curriculum as a service: The client is provided with teacher training, an appropriate methodology and a mentoring manual, all the necessary materials as well as training for the contractors and support in the implementation of the project. Each curriculum is tailor-made for the client.
Where is our curriculum used?
At Watson University, Ustvarjalnik prepared a complete overhaul of the Transformative Entrepreneurship curriculum, and set up an entrepreneurial mentoring model applicable throughout the university.
Together with the leading Latin American organization for the promotion of social entrepreneurship, Disruptivo.tv, we have established a high school entrepreneurial program in Mexico City that is successfully expanding to schools in less affluent parts of the city. Each year, Ustvarjalnik Team supports the program by providing training for mentors and advising on its implementation.
Ustvarjalnik was invited to prepare for the whole Bulgarian school system an out-of-school entrepreneurship learning program, together with accompanying events and an annual competition for the best youth startups. After the pilot implementation in Sofia, the program is successfully expanding to major Bulgarian cities. Ustvarjalnik Team supports the program by providing training for mentors and advising on its implementation.