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Developing smart multipurpose technological platforms for better networking, communication, collaboration and safety

The first idea

The Heroes Nearby project via our free emergency app acts as a precautionary measure, gets you help quickly, and gives you peace of mind and a greater sense of security. Our emergency app also allows good humans – professionals and individuals with an open heart – to be true Heroes and help their fellow citizens, visitors and loved ones in any situation.

The project was born out of the founders’ personal experiences with volunteering, helping the elderly, physical assault and violence, and their involvement in martial arts training for self-defense.

Pilot project

During the 7 months of the pilot project in Croatia, we talked to all major organizations and experts. We also received valuable feedback from individual mobile app users. Both of these segments strongly influenced the current direction of the project.

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Heroes Nearby presenting to Croatian Mountain Rescue Service


The most common request from the organizations involved in the Pilot project was to have a flexible system just for their needs with their members and users involved. So, we rolled up our sleeves and developed just such a platform. The Qdrome is an innovative software platform that enables any organization to create and manage smart human-based networks. It was created as a result of additional talks with city authorities in several cities, organizations, companies, representatives of the Red Cross and numerous other associations.

Smart human networks

Due to its flexibility and customization possibilities, the Qdrome platform allows the creation of smart human networks for various types of organizations and purposes.

Qdrome platform for cities and organizations

The Qdrome platform is intended for organizations like cities, emergency services, neighborhood watches, humanitarian organizations, companies that help people or take care of their employees, outdoor sports and mountaineering clubs and others.

Individual, family and community safety

For people in distress or emergency situations, the Heroes Nearby emergency and personal safety mobile app provides a chance to get help more quickly, keep safe, and be protected by and connected with family members, friends and the community of local Heroes.

The team


Neven Grubišić

Co-founder, backend

Neven is an experienced software engineer and backend developer with a unique approach to problem-solving. He is also a long-time successful entrepreneur with a love of nature and simplicity.


Siniša Necko

Co-founder, product development, marketing

Sinisa is our product manager and e-marketing specialist. He is an award-winning software and mobile solution co-creator, entrepreneur, lecturer and IT advisor. A long-time trainer of martial arts and self-defense, he is devoted to the promotion of human and spiritual values.


Gordana Gojković-Vukasović

Co-founder, advisor

Creative advisor and long-time educator of human values and spiritual science, Gordana is an experienced volunteer in elderly and disabled care.


Ivana Žagrić

Mobile development

A passionate Android developer and software engineer with managerial skills in team development, application architecture, and project management. Ivana is always enthusiastic, energetic and ready to help.


Shivaraj Patel

Mobile development

Skill in solving complex tasks and extensive experience in working with iOS and Android mobile platforms. Responsible, patient and always ready to explain complex things in a simple way.

Lara Mestrovic

Klara Meštrović


Klara takes care of administration and makes sure that everything around the project is done on time and runs smoothly. Loves animals and people and is always ready to help.

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“The activities of this project it was the acts that make all the difference.”

sanja baric

Sanja Barić, University of Rijeka, Vice-Rector for Studies and Students

“Heroes Nearby has the potential to help a lots of people in need at the touch of a button.”

paul bradburry

Paul Bradbury, award-winning journalist. Owner and Editor of Total Croatia News

“It’s an excellent tool to develop self-awareness, to be proactive and preventive in everyday life. There is a lot of good will behind this project.”

kristian druzeta

Kristian Družeta, personal safety expert, Director and Head Instructor of the International Krav Maga Federation (IKMF), Croatia

Be a Hero!

Protect your kids, family, friends and neighbors and help them when they need it most! By joining the Heroes Nearby Community, you have the opportunity to become somebody’s Real Life Hero in an efficient, simple way. 

Whether you possess special skills or just have a good heart, you can make your city a better and safer place to live, a place where people help and care for each other.

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