Our founding idea is the belief that people are good and compassionate, and that unity can overcome obstacles. With a little help from technology, potentially negative experiences can become inspiring stories that help to restore faith in humanity.

The “Uber for help and personal safety” 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.

For people in distress or emergency situations, the Heroes Nearby App provides a chance to get help more quickly, keep safe, and be protected by and connected with family members and friends. In addition, our app allows goodhearted, brave people to become real life Heroes, sharing their skills and helping their fellow citizens and loved ones in distressing situations.  There are many unknown heroes among us, and the world needs them more than ever!

For cities and communities; we help make streets and neighborhoods safer, we promote action, compassion and non-violence. When people feel safe, protected and loved, then society flourishes and balance is restored.

Safer and happier neighborhoods

Buildings don’t make a city; people do. The feeling of security and a sense that you are not alone are the cornerstones of a happy life. Uncertainty and fear is a disease that invokes the darkness in the hearts of humans.

Heroes Nearby aims to inspire people to respond to and care for each other, to give hope and recall the importance of the universal human values of compassion, selflessness and courage. Everyone can be a hero to everyone.

For city services like the police force, the fire brigade, emergency medical services, mountain or sea rescue and others, Heroes Nearby is a channel for keeping your finger on the pulse of the city and a tool for providing a more efficient service. We have special accounts for you – contact us!

For organizations concerned with the protection of women and children’s rights, the elderly and disabled, veterans associations, sport clubs and corporations, Heroes Nearby is an opportunity to raise your profile in the community and offer a hand to fellow citizens.

Let’s make our cities and towns safer places to live!

Our 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.


Ivana Žagrić

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.


Sanja Biletić

Sanja is an iOS developer who likes to analyze and solve problems. Always positive and smiling, she has great faith in people. As a volunteer, she has worked  in a children’s rehabilitation center in Croatia.



He does not need to be specially introduced. Born on planet Krypton and determined in his mission of helping humanity. He was happy to accept our invitation to participate in the project. He is our first Hero Nearby.


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.

Siniša Necko

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.


Merryn Wainwright

Merryn, has a background in journalism and excellent content marketing and communications skills. A Master Scuba Diver Trainer, she is connected with the First Responders community. She has volunteered in a refugee camp in Greece and taken part in environmental and animal protection actions in Egypt and South Africa.


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.