A fellowship
led by fellows
for fellows

EHF brings together change makers from all over the world building solutions for positive impact.



EHF has grown to include 208 impact focused fellows.


EHF Fellows represent over 37 nationalities spanning the globe.


24% of EHF Fellows come from Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Meet the fellows

Browse the fellow directory by cohort to learn their impact areas, ventures and more.


A diverse community of action

EHF Fellows are aged 22 to 68, representing over 35 nationalities and building innovative solutions across all sectors. The EHF community fosters connections between different projects and industries to spark creativity at the intersections of fields.

Bring your whole self

EHF is designed to support impact driven entrepreneurs on their journey for life, beyond just their current projects or ventures. Partners and families are welcome to programme gatherings and relationships are fostered over time in a community environment of openness and trust.

“New Zealand certainly deserves its reputation as a nation of innovation.”

Eric Dahlstrom, EHF Fellow


A new and ancient worldview

The deep indigenous wisdom and worldview of New Zealand’s Māori culture offers a unique, powerful perspective to entrepreneurial problem solving. This opens opportunities for Fellows to create solutions far beyond ‘business as usual’. We are proud to be building EHF with our iwi partners from Te Ātiawa Taranaki Whanui.

Surrounded by an ecosystem of catalysts and supporters

EHF is in a unique position to align government, indigenous leaders, business institutions and the innovation sector in New Zealand. Fellows join a collective platform of industry leading organisations and supporters to catalyse their global impact.

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In service of your positive impact

EHF is led by fellows for fellows. By creating the opportunity for connection and the space to reflect and grow we enable fellows to maximise their impact in the ways that serve them best as individuals with unique needs.


Supporting your impact

The EHF fellowship is a world class, high trust network of investment support, startup founders, industry advisors and connectors. Meet advisors, gain new perspectives, access capital, partnerships and connections to grow the impact of your work.

Supporting your journey

This fellowship will help you grow lifelong relationships with purpose driven changemakers. Build capacity with peer learning and personal development opportunities alongside supportive community facing similar challenges.

Making an impact in New Zealand

EHF Fellows hold deep connections into New Zealand government, business and innovation sectors. Join a respected community and build relationships quickly across all sectors in New Zealand.


Ready to apply?

If you’re not quite ready to apply, but would like to tell us more about your idea or venture, you can express interest