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.

Teo Petričević

True social innovator, creator and founder of ACT Group, he is our director. His energy, strength and vision, move not only us, but also the entire ecosystem in the region and beyond. In his free time he plays bass guitar and is an excellent cook.

Dora Grkavac

Our financial manager and keykeeper, without her the house wouldn’t be in order. Dora is a dedicated learner who works hard and invests heavily in teaching others. She is one of the most popular mentors among our entrepreneurs. Together with her family, she grows the most delicious haskap berries.

Igor Roginek

Witty and talkative, as he should be given he’sour head of communications. Igor’s heart grows big when ACT Group is recognized and when clients tell him they are satisfied with our work. He is a father and partner that one can only wish for. A diving instructor and true nature lover. In his free time, if he is not below sea-level, he is hiking and climbing mountains or descending them on a snowboard.

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.

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).

Darko Ciglar

ACT Group’s heart and soul, an expert on measuring social return and social impact managing strategies. A man who knows civil society like the back of his hand and who will always provide you with the best possible answer to any question you might have about founding and managing a cooperative. He enjoys sports and is a proud father of two adorable boys. Darko’s love for food is surpassed only by his love for his boys.

Jelena Anđelić

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

As an only agronomist in the team, he rules ACT Group’s agricultural scene – manages regenerative and smart agriculture projects. Next to his job in AG, he also manages an agricultural cooperative and advocates for short supply chains. And he also produces top-quality craft gin, because why not. Ivan’s smile will warm you up.

Vladimir Marić

He dedicatedly works on sales growth of impact entrepreneurs to which ACT Group is providing support. Our multinational Vlado connects entrepreneurs at the European level. His enthusiasm knows no borders, which puts the wind in the sails of everyone who engages in a conversation with him. Also, he grills a delicious barbecue.

Ivana Vuković

Realistic, meticulous, and organized, she is the young blood. She joined us as an intern and quickly proved to be an invaluable and important contribution to the team. Manages the administration and helps Dora run the finances.. She likes everything that young people (do not) like: good books, walks and helping others.

Dunja Dunda

Naša psihologinja zajednice koju formira iskustvo nomadskog života. Obožava lamatati reketom, bez obzira je li to reket od royal tenisa, padel tenisa, ping-ponga, ili pak tog normalnog tenisa. Iako, osim normalnog tenisa, ne voli baš puno toga normalnog pa se drži dalje od toga. Radije kritično promišlja o psihologiji kao struci i o društvenim promjenama.

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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