Workshop “Entrepreneurship in Montenegro”
NGO Naša Akcija held an event on entrepreneurship for young people called “Entrepreneurship in Montenegro”, as part of the Career Counseling program funded by the European Endowment for Democracy.
This event was attended by young people from the NGO Naša Akcija interested in the field of entrepreneurship. Also, members of the Tivat Youth Team joined. The workshop was held by Carine Hitchcock, the founder of Tivat Mini Condos, who is a French-British citizen and has been living in Montenegro since 2008. She moved to Montenegro after studying business administration and finance at La Sorbonne University in Paris. She worked in the marina for super-yachts Porto Montenegro in Tivat in 2009 as a business manager. After that, she started her own real estate development business “Catareos” and built the first complex of 12 luxury eco-friendly apartments in the hills overlooking the Tivat Bay and launched a complementary business focused on long-term rentals “Rentals Montenegro” to help the growing number of expats who settle in Montenegro to find accommodation suitable for living throughout the year. Carine Hitchcock is the only female construction entrepreneur in Montenegro.
During the workshop, there was talk about the departure of young people from Montenegro. Ms. Hitchcock explained the difficult working conditions, high duties and taxes, the security aspect and many other disadvantages that the citizens of Europe and the USA have in relation to the situation in Montenegro and that Montenegro is a fertile and favorable ground for life and the development of entrepreneurship.