Omidyar Fellows

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Hawaii’s future will be shaped by the ability of its leaders to meet the increasingly complex challenges facing our state. That’s why it’s important to cultivate a community of mid-career leaders and to equip them with the skills and relationships they’ll need to collectively transform Hawaii.

Omidyar Fellows is an enduring and ongoing commitment to an active network of leaders and change makers, all of whom are dedicated to making positive movement on Hawaii’s most pressing issues. Fellows also commit to the ongoing development of their leadership and its impact in Hawaii. The cumulative impact of this extraordinary learning opportunity has the promise to be a life changer for Omidyar Fellows and a game-changer for the people of Hawaii.



Hawaii Leadership Forum partners with SMALLIFY. The SMALLIFY Labs focus on developing breakthrough solutions to improve the well-being of Hawaii citizens. The goals are to accelerate our impact, build relationships across our network, and strengthen our innovation capacity. The Labs run for about 3-5 months and include project teams, each comprised of Fellows and community leaders. This cohort-based innovation experience led by Dave Viotti and Chris Block facilitates teams to bring a challenge they want to address and develop prototypes from design through execution – their real life “small bet” to address their challenge.