Originally from North Macedonia, Gorjan made the move to the Netherlands in 2015 after completing his Bachelor in Computer Science and Engineering in Skopje. After graduating “cum-laude” from the University of Amsterdam in 2016 with a Master's in Software Engineering, he worked in Amsterdam as a developer and manager for Booking.com.
Having been involved in North Macedonia’s 3000-strong eco-movement since 2014, he actively searches for ways on how technology and data can contribute towards the fight against air pollution. This passion inspired him to develop AirCare, the air-quality tracking app that is currently being used by more than 500,000 people. His desire to spread North Macedonia’s story coupled with his love for public speaking has led Gorjan to hold both tech and motivational talks at numerous conferences – to the extent that he was invited to hold his own TED talk in 2018 titled “The Data I Breathe”.
Since 2020, Gorjan has focused his efforts on expanding AirCare as a platform for both activists and citizens around the world who live in highly polluted areas. He was awarded the 2020 Macedonian Quality Award by the President of the Republic, Europe’s Best Young Entrepreneur Award for 2020 by the World Summit Awards, and the 2020 WSA Global award for the Green Energy and Environment category with AirCare for his work.
Listen to this new Coffee with YEA episode and find out what Gorjan has to say about the future of climate.