It is not all about economics!

The wellbeing of our society and the environment is a true treasure. Our purpose is identifying contributors to that treasure and helping them grow.

We believe in a sustainable ecosystem of impact entrepreneurship, in the CEE region and beyond.

Ana Brigović

Looks like an angel but devilish in behaviour. She manages the entrepreneurial support department and ACT Group’s business development. Builds and develops services and is an expert in marketing strategies. In her free time she reads comic books and food is her religion (which is why she spends her Sundays in the kitchen).

Danijela Paska

Organizirana, etična sociologinja analitičnog uma. U ACT stigla kao stručnjakinja za istraživanja i društveni utjecaj. Svoje slobodno vrijeme posvetila je doktorskom studiju društvenih znanosti, ali i pokojem putovanju i dobrom koncertu.

Jelena Pavlović

Brave and cheerful is our NGO support lead. She fights, without compromise, for the development of social service providers and for raising the awareness of their importance. Great project manager. She travels a lot and enjoys cultural events. She loves good food and wine, as do we all.

Ivan Blažon

Kao agronom u timu vlada poljoprivrednom scenom ACT Grupe - vodi projekte pametne poljoprivrede. Uz posao u AG-u upravlja i poljoprivrednom zadrugom i stvara kratke lance opskrbe. I kao da to nije dosta proizvodi i vrhunski craft gin. Ivanov osmijeh će vam donijeti toplinu i radost, a svima nam je top želja doći kod njega na roštilj.

Ivana Vuković

Trezvena, pedantna, organizirana, mlada snaga ACT Grupe. Došla nam je kao pripravnica i brzo se dokazala neprocjenjivo važnim doprinosom timu. Voditeljica financija. Bez nje bi pravovremeno i točno izvještavanje donatorima bilo noćna mora. Voli sve što (ne) vole mladi: dobru knjigu, šetnje i pomaganje drugima.

Stjepan Mikec

Builder of ACT Group from the very beginnings. Stjepan is the paragon of a reliable partner who works systematically and consistently until he reaches the max. He runs in the morning, plays table tennis, and is, most importantly, a happy father. In ACT Group, he runs the IT department and leads programs of entrepreneurial support. He also knows how to drive a tractor.

our history

Whether, in times past, you received an invitation to the Open Festival or a round table discussion on social entrepreneurship, all messages sent from us have the same starting place - we wish to make the world a little bit better.

It all began in 2003 with activism and a lot of punk attitude. We rolled-up our sleeves and started to take steps forward despite all.

In the humble beginnings we: organized workshops and theme festivals (Festival of Open Technologies, Book Festival) as well as secured access to resources for people in Međimurje (computer classrooms, libraries and reading rooms, vegan diet, a guide through good practices, etc.). ACT Group has been growing, learning, establishing, experimenting and running against a brick wall, and with time became the first Croatian consortium of social enterprises.

Examples of good practices, which we discovered and described in our guides, were not enough, so we built ventures ourselves. That gave birth to enterprises which were the answer to many shortcomings in the Croatian ecosystem. Six enterprises, which we helped deliver into this world, are today independent and successfully trading in the. At the end of 2019, that social business concern was dissolved – members outgrew their parents and, over time, bought out ACT Group’s shares. Social cooperative Humana Nova, ACT Printlab, ACT Konto, Centre for Home Assistance Međimurje, and agricultural cooperative Najbolje Lokalno are part of AG family and we continue to support each other.

Because our venture building proved to be successful, we dared to offer open up our support. We’ve been implementing support programs for impact entrepreneurs since 2016. First we founded enterprises and later found ourselves consulting many entrepreneurs. We advocate for impact entrepreneurship. Impact entrepreneurs are those entrepreneurs who, next to profit, make another positive return – the return for the society or the environment.

We’ve been growing together with our community. Always driven by purpose, because we can do better, and we are responsible for sharing that knowledge. Today we belong to an international network and employ high-quality and unique experts. Some of our partners include: Philip Morris, Google.org, YBI, RBA, EFSE DF, Erste Stiftung, Erste Social Bank, Hamag Bicro, WSA… We are members of Euclid and Diesis.

our history

Whether, in times past, you received an invitation to the Open Festival or a round table discussion on social entrepreneurship, all messages sent from us have the same starting place - we wish to make the world a little bit better.

It all began in 2003 with activism and a lot of punk attitude. We rolled-up our sleeves and started to take steps forward despite all.

In the humble beginnings we: organized workshops and theme festivals (Festival of Open Technologies, Book Festival) as well as secured access to resources for people in Međimurje (computer classrooms, libraries and reading rooms, vegan diet, a guide through good practices, etc.). ACT Group has been growing, learning, establishing, experimenting and running against a brick wall, and with time became the first Croatian consortium of social enterprises.

Examples of good practices, which we discovered and described in our guides, were not enough, so we built ventures ourselves. That gave birth to enterprises which were the answer to many shortcomings in the Croatian ecosystem. Six enterprises, which we helped deliver into this world, are today independent and successfully trading in the. At the end of 2019, that social business concern was dissolved – members outgrew their parents and, over time, bought out ACT Group’s shares. Social cooperative Humana Nova, ACT Printlab, ACT Konto, Centre for Home Assistance Međimurje, and agricultural cooperative Najbolje Lokalno are part of AG family and we continue to support each other.

Because our venture building proved to be successful, we dared to offer open up our support. We’ve been implementing support programs for impact entrepreneurs since 2016. First we founded enterprises and later found ourselves consulting many entrepreneurs. We advocate for impact entrepreneurship. Impact entrepreneurs are those entrepreneurs who, next to profit, make another positive return – the return for the society or the environment.

Rasli smo skupa sa zajednicom. Uvijek pogonjeni svrhom, jer možemo bolje, znamo bolje. Odgovorni smo da podijelimo to znanje. Danas pripadamo međunarodnoj mreži, i zapošljavamo visoko kvalitetne i sasvim osebujne, stručnjake. Neki od naših partnera su: Philip Morris, Google.org, YBI, RBA, EFSE DF, Erste Stiftung, Erste Social Bank, Hamag Bicro, WSA… Članovi smo Euclida i Diezesa.

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