NADI is the maker of the first and only USDA Certified Organic Wild Rosehip Juices and all-natural Happy Hearts Apple Chips. NADI is a social venture that creates jobs for displaced refugees and a WBENC certified woman-owned business founded by Nina Tickaradze, who is a native of the country of Georgia. The name NADI means “collective work effort” in the Georgian language to honor the refugees, family and friends who make our healthy products possible.
The founder, Nina Tickaradze, is originally from the country of Georgia and she moved to the United States as a teenager and has lived in the state of Georgia ever since. Rosehip drinks are a big tradition in her native land, and her grandmother foraged for wild berries and made a tea-like drink to keep the whole family healthy. Rosehips are known for their high concentration of Vitamin C, they are powerful immunity boosters.
Fast forward, and Nina wanted to do something to give back to the country of Georgia. There are a lot of refugees who have been displaced by war, and they had to leave their homes and possessions behind and were living in makeshift camps in the forests of the Caucasus Mountains. One day, an idea struck. She could hire refugees to produce the juices, and help them earn a steady income while also bringing this ancient Georgian health tradition of rosehip drinks to the rest of the world.
Nina is a Founder and CEO of NADI, a certified women-owned enterprise and a social venture with a mission to create jobs for displaced refugees. NADI produces organic juices and healthy snacks that are sold in organic grocery stores and supermarkets across the US. NADI’s products are inspired by ancient Georgian health traditions and old family recipes. www.getnadi.com.
A native of the country of Georgia, Nina was educated primarily in the United States. Because of her strong personal connection to the people and businesses in her home country, she founded the Georgia to Georgia Foundation, a non-profit that promotes relationships between the state of Georgia and the country of Georgia. She is also Co-Chair of the Atlanta Tbilisi Sister City Committee, and builds stronger business and cultural ties between Atlanta and its sister city of Tbilisi, which is the capital of Georgia.
Nina is passionate about the ancient culture of the country of her birth, and is an advocate for educating others about Georgia’s history, hospitality, and vibrant food and wine scene. She is a Certified Sommelier through the International Sommelier Guild.