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Dr Gordana Kierans

Dr Gordana Kierans

Co-Founder at EntrepreneurCircle.World
Grizane, Croatia

Mentorship Connection

This connection is free for all venture stages.
Accepting requests from:

One meeting per month

Unlimited chat, email, or text within boundaries.

Usually responds in about 9 hours


I am an author and TEDx Speaker with over 20 years of business experience at the interface between leading Business Schools and companies. During my career, I have worked with entrepreneurs, SMEs, multinationals, governments and NGOs, in Germany and world-wide. I have also worked with top academics in the area of the Circular Economy which inspired me to create a practical hands-on programme with focus on entrepreneurs that can be found on Udemy.

I was born and raised in Croatia but lived abroad for three decades (Italy, Germany, Belgium and China). I completed all my studies in Germany, including her Doctorate. In addition, I am also an Alumna of the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education. Plus, I was invited to deliver a TEDx TALK in Europe.

Today, I am a Managing Partner at MGT OPEN and Grounded Press. Additionally, I am the co-founder of EntrepreneurCircle.World, a membership platform for circular entrepreneurs and investors.

Spoken languages

English German Italian

Mentorship motivation

  • I am looking for new investments
  • I want to give back to the startup ecosystem and entrepreneurs coming up
  • I want to scout for new opportunities in engaging as an advisor or for a board seat

I firmly believe that the circular economy is the future of all business. For the last nine years, I have been working with circular entrepreneurs and have been teaching students about circular opportunities. Hence, any entrepreneur engaged in the circular business is welcome to contact me.