Base camp for a better world

EHF fosters humankind’s creative potential from Aotearoa New Zealand, by supporting a community of impact entrepreneurs, investors and changemakers to ascend to new heights of innovation and build meaningful solutions to global problems.

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Democratising access to space

EHF Fellow Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom is building a democratised space ecosystem in New Zealand for the world to follow, where anyone, anywhere can benefit from space technologies.

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Blockchain impact in New Zealand

After co-founding Coinbase, EHF Fellow Fred Ehrsam is supporting the next generation of blockchain entrepreneurs and helping New Zealand to navigate the world of blockchain regulation.

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Loving our bodies

We cannot do the important work of changing the world, without first changing our relationships with our bodies and our identities, says EHF Fellow and acclaimed poet Sonya Renee Taylor.

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Elevating visionary entrepreneurs

EHF Fellow Adrien Gheur is investing in founders with the talent and vision to create long-term positive impact in emerging global markets in Southeast Asia and beyond.

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Scaling indigenous entrepreneurship

EHF Fellow Kaye-Maree Dunn is drawing on the tools of business and entrepreneurship to bring about economic, social and personal empowerment for indigenous people.

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A global network of changemakers

With up to 60 international and Kiwi Fellows in each cohort, the EHF community provides access to a global support network that encourages systemic, integrated solutions.

A platform to collaborate and grow

Work and learn within a high-trust community with other changemakers at the top of their game. EHF offers intimate retreats, access to NZ leaders, and platforms for meaningful collaborations.

A lifelong community of support

Gain new perspectives, forge deep connections, and make lifelong friendship, unified by a long-term kaupapa and vision for a more sustainable, equitable and just world.

Join a community of high-impact entrepreneurs, investors and changemakers, collaboratively building solutions to global challenges from Aotearoa New Zealand, and leading the way to a better world.

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Exclusive access to New Zealand’s Global Impact Visa: The most entrepreneur friendly visa in the world and the first to focus on impact. A three-year work visa with a path to permanent residency.

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Fellowship cohorts are designed for cross-pollination of diverse perspectives, with each Fellow contributing unique skillsets, experience and ideas, to their cohort and the wider EHF network.

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“We all have the capacity to be remarkable, but we don’t always recognise our own strengths. The greatest gift I can give the world, is to help every person I meet understand their capacity to make positive change, in their own lives and in the lives of others.”

— Simone Kidner, EHF Fellow, Flo

“Whanaungatanga — building relationships — is critical to understanding our shared history, the history of this whenua and how this can strengthen our bonds with each other. I do not learn and earn on my own. I take my community with me.”

— Kaye-Maree Dunn, EHF Fellow, Making Everything Achievable

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