Scholarship Program

For people with great potential but limited resources, the Collective Intelligence Koru Scholarship Programme pays for Collective Intelligence membership fees for three years tuition.

Our Koru Scholarships are possible thanks to Ian Harvey’s generosity and some amazing patrons.

We want to continue to expand the number of scholarships we offer.

We keep an active scholarship waiting list. Please get in touch to learn more about this fantastic opportunity.

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Previous Recipients

  • Anna Guenther

    CQ provided me the support network to make some hard decisions with my business. Without that diversity of perspective and depth of experience, I’m not sure I would have progressed to the next level of my business. I would highly recommend CQ as a chance to get outside your normal bubble of feedback, and gain a wider understanding of what leadership can look like.

  • James McCarthy

    The Collective Intelligence scholarship program eased my path into an environment that I would have otherwise found threatening and risky without the support of my Collective Intelligence team, and with the absence of a financial barrier this made all the difference. I helped grow an aviation software business to be one of the largest aircraft tracking companies in the world, whilst being profitable, over the course of a decade.

  • Sara Satterthwaite

    Joining CQ less than three months into my first, post-university, proper job ended up being invaluable in helping me navigate one of the biggest transitions of my life. I will never forget breaking down in tears in my second meeting when they helped me realise that I wasn’t a colossal failure. I come back to the epiphany often to remember to be kinder to myself. I built faith in my ability to facilitate, listen, question and be intuitive around that CQ table until eventually, they kicked me up the proverbial to go on my OE. Thus, being partially responsible for the second biggest transition in my life!

Current Recipients

Collective Intelligence is an amazing place to challenge your developmental edges. That might be communication or influencing skills, building confidence, working through difficult times, and further developing your competence, ambition, curiosity and authenticity. Our Koru Scholarship recipients gain all this, as do the other members of your team, plus a deep sense of community.

  • Eva Gluyas Scholarship: Gemma Major

    We are certain our friend Eva would be smiling now in approval of the first recipient of her scholarship, Gemma Major, co-founder of Seed Waikato. Collective Intelligence would like to thank everyone involved in bringing the first recipient of the Eva Gluyas Scholarship to reality:

    • To the generous businesswoman who donated 3 years of funding.
    • To Peter Roband and Saskia van der Geest who have offered training to the winner.
    • To our independent team of three selectors.
    • To the Gift Trust for putting the system in place so quickly, allowing the donations charitable status.

    And finally to all the brave women who were ‘into design’ and submitted their applications in honour of Eva.

    The last words go to Gemma:  “The opportunity Collective Intelligence provides not only to myself, but to Seed Waikato, is massive, and I’m so grateful for the investment into my potential.
    Eva has a meaningful and inspiring legacy, and it’s an honour to be a recipient of her scholarship.”

  • Emily Blythe

    Kia Ora, My name is Emily and I am an entrepreneur dabbling within the weather modification industry to solve growing problems that affect some of our largest industries.
    For me, it is important to find ways to push and challenge myself and my beliefs every day. I love learning through others and make it mandatory to spend 12 hours a week with three under 3 years – taking time to look at the world through a completely different perspective and continue to question how the world operates around us.

    The most pivotal moment in my life was when I met an incredible kiwi entrepreneur who taught me that it is OK to listen to my gut, make mistakes (provided you learn from them) and give things a go. And that through doing so, EXTRAORDINARY things can become possible. I hope through encouraging curiosity, supporting others and living what I preach, that maybe one day I will provide the same self confidence to someone else.

    CQ has helped me to acknowledge my strengths, take notice of my weaknesses and then use these to guide my own personal and professional growth moving forward. Right now I’m focusing on realigning my own values and acknowledging my mistakes, to become a more authentic and confident leader.

  • Stephanie Buckeridge

    I am a young Massey Grad, working full time and running my very own recently born business called The Scrub Collab, established in May 2017. Later in 2017 I entered the local Innovate Competition where I well and truly exceeded my expectations and goals for my business in a matter of weeks. It was here I was introduced to Collective Intelligence and became a scholarship recipient. I am now working towards a nationwide brand that is collaborative – for the customer and the environment.

  • Alana Crooks

    I am a fierce optimist who works for an advertising agency in the heart of Wellington. I am a curious soul and a problem solver. I am a protective older sister of five. I love to connect with people. I love to sing. I ask a lot of questions. I love a good cup of tea.

  • Saia Mataele

    Siosaia (Saia) is of Tongan descent and is passionate about enabling and connecting people, achieving equitable outcomes, and the advancement of Māori and Pasifika success. He loves to solve problems, to leave things better than he found them, and to make a difference.

    He is heavily involved in community initiatives, the start-up scene, and operates a couple of social enterprises. Saia also serves in various governance positions.

  • Monique Jellick

    I am POWTR Monique Jellick, a hippy kid from Northland who rebelled against her parents and joined the Royal New Zealand Navy, I’ve served for nearly 12 years now and have had an amazing career. I have very strong family ties and go home a lot, I am very easy to talk to and empathetic and usually end up as the ship’s ‘mother hen’. I am very social and love being around people! I love to travel and have many other overseas trips on the horizon.

  • Kylie Love

    As a recipient of the Innovate 2018 Collective Intelligence scholarship, I admit to being a self-professed beauty nerd and love all things to do with the skin. I currently work as a beauty educator, where I aim to use innovative strategies to enhance student learning. I’m passionate about the beauty sector and the opportunities for the industry to grow and have two start-up businesses that reflect this. I’m the Founder of SELF Digital Beauty that is a cloud based software that focuses on skin analysis and retail sales of products for beauty salons and training establishments. In my latest venture I’m the co-founder of a company called Tailored Forms, where people can customise their own consultation forms digitally. This is an exciting new space for the health and wellness markets.

  • Alexander Miller

    I’m a recent UC graduate, originally from Wellington but I’ve been based in Christchurch for the last few years. Besides my areas of study in Physics and Computer Science, I’m a serial entrepreneur and I’m always keen to push myself further. I work with Banqer to bring financial education to thousands of Kiwi kids and I can’t wait to see what’s around the corner!

  • Erana Severne

    Ko wai au?
    I am a vibrant, fun, insightful, curious, young Maori woman who believes in growing and developing leaders to reach their full potential. I am a beautiful blend of Turangi bush pig and Nga puhi superstar.

  • Tui Williams

    I am passionate about how to empower people to be the best version of themselves, and how we can connect diverse individuals to work together to improve the mauri of ecosystems.

    I have a range of experience participating and managing start up, and social enterprise programs and accelerators, curating and running events from small intimate groups of 20 to over 1300 people. I am a co-founder of a start up, The Social Experiment; bringing together extraordinary people to work collectively on the issues that matter to them. I’m also the curator of the Auckland Global Shapers – a network of over 7000 young people across the world. I run innovation and education programs and consult on building community and community spaces.

    Collective Intelligence has given me belonging, our team feels like a family. It has helped me see my blindspots, in all aspects of my life. It has allowed me to see different perspectives and different ways of doing things. It has also given me accountability and has been so beneficial for the kaupapa I work on.

Our Scholarship koru – a symbol of learning and growth

Our founder, Harv, loves to work in wood.

He’s carved these beautiful koru sculptures as gifts to our new Koru Scholarship recipients to set them off on their learning and development journeys with Collective Intelligence.

To us, the koru represents new life and emerging energy, which these young people who are coming through the scholarship program all have in abundance.

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