We believe that small groups of brilliant and capable leaders can solve intractable problems. Helena is the institution that identifies these groups, forms them, and provides the leverage to turn their ideas into action.

Our members include Nobel Laureates, senior military and political figures, technology entrepreneurs, human rights activists, and more. Half of our members begin their time at Helena aged 25 years old or younger, and each is from a separate field.

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Helena is focused on actionable initiatives. In frequent and consistent meetings, we work alongside our members to analyze global trends, carry out Helena projects, and develop innovative technologies.

Current and past Helena projects have sought to address climate change, global security, and economic inequality. Permanent Helena programs include the Helena Security Council and the Helena Advanced Technologies Division.


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We believe that small groups of brilliant and capable leaders can solve intractable problems. Helena is the institution that identifies these groups, forms them, and provides the leverage to turn their ideas into action.

Our members include Nobel Laureates, senior military and political figures, technology entrepreneurs, human rights activists, and more. Half of our members begin their time at Helena aged 25 years old or younger, and each is from a separate field.

Helena is focused on actionable initiatives. In frequent and consistent meetings, we work alongside our members to analyze global trends, carry out Helena projects, and develop innovative technologies.

Current and past Helena projects have sought to address climate change, global security, and economic inequality. Permanent Helena programs include the Helena Security Council and the Helena Advanced Technologies Division.

The
Meetings

Members of The Helena Group are global leaders in their fields. They include Four-Star Generals, artificial intelligence experts, Fortune 100 Executives, Nobel Laureates, Academy Award Winners, Olympic athletes, explorers, and more.

Our members are open minded intellectuals and first-principles thinkers, as receptive to new ideas as they are passionate about their own.

Helena convenes our members around the world in private meetings. These meetings typically involve small groups of members and occur at a near-daily frequency.

In Helena meetings, members conceive and conduct Helena projects.

Members of The Helena Group are global leaders in their fields. They include Four-Star Generals, artificial intelligence experts, Fortune 100 Executives, Nobel Laureates, Academy Award Winners, Olympic athletes, explorers, and more.

Our members are open minded intellectuals and first-principles thinkers, as receptive to new ideas as they are passionate about their own.

Helena convenes our members around the world in private meetings. These meetings typically involve small groups of members and occur at a near-daily frequency.In Helena meetings, members conceive and conduct Helena projects.

Helena projects are actionable initiatives designed to address significant global problems. Our projects take many forms; we are method agnostic, and outcome oriented.

Current and past Helena projects have sought to address climate change, global security, and economic inequality. Permanent Helena programs include the Helena Security Council and the Helena Advanced Technologies Division.

Learn more about Helena’s current projects.

Helena partners with a small set of organizations with whom we share a strong alignment in mission and purpose. Each partner is the domain expert in their particular field, committed to using their resources to create positive change.

Helena works with these partners to execute individual projects. Together, the partners dramatically expand Helena’s operational capabilities. They give Helena the ability to call upon world-class experts in a specific issue area, and to act with greater scale when necessary.

Learn more about Helena’s current partners.

Projects

Helena projects are actionable initiatives designed to address significant global problems. Our projects take many forms; we are method agnostic, and outcome oriented.

Current and past Helena projects have sought to address climate change, global security, and economic inequality. Permanent Helena programs include the Helena Security Council and the Helena Advanced Technologies Division.

Learn more about Helena's current projects.

Helena partners with a small set of organizations with whom we share a strong alignment in mission and purpose. Each partner is the domain expert in their particular field, committed to using their resources to create positive change.

Helena works with these partners to execute individual projects. Together, the partners dramatically expand Helena’s operational capabilities. They give Helena the ability to call upon world-class experts in a specific issue area, and to act with greater scale when necessary.

Learn more about Helena's current partners.

Helena’s
Structure

Every year, Helena identifies and recruits a group of 30 members. Half of the members begin their time in Helena aged 25 or younger, and each is from a different field.

Members of The Helena Group are open-minded, first-principles thinkers. They are not bound by dogma or convention, and are as receptive to new ideas as they are passionate about their own. Members are leaders who understand and believe in the mission of Helena, are excited to utilize the group and its network, and are willing to collaborate in order to affect change on a large scale.

Even after a new Helena Group is selected, the prior groups continue to meet and conduct Helena projects.

Learn more about Helena's current group.

Separate to The Helena Group is Helena's Brain Trust. Members of the Helena Brain Trust are world experts in specific and focused domains. They include Olympians, cyber-intelligence experts, marine biologists, soloists, human rights activists, counter-terrorism researchers, and more.

The Brain Trust greatly broadens Helena’s reach, knowledge base, and power to affect change. On average, Brain Trust members meet with the same frequency as members of the Helena Group and engage in Helena projects in the same manner.

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Every year, Helena identifies and recruits a group of 30 members. Half of the members begin their time in Helena aged 25 or younger, and each is from a different field.

Members of The Helena Group are open-minded, first-principles thinkers. They are not bound by dogma or convention, and are as receptive to new ideas as they are passionate about their own. Members are leaders who understand and believe in the mission of Helena, are excited to utilize the group and its network, and are willing to collaborate in order to affect change on a large scale.

Even after a new Helena Group is selected, the prior groups continue to meet and conduct Helena projects.

Learn more about Helena's current class.

Separate to The Helena Group is Helena's Brain Trust. Members of the Helena Brain Trust are world experts in specific and focused domains. They include Olympians, cyber-intelligence experts, marine biologists, soloists, human rights activists, counter-terrorism researchers, and more.

The Brain Trust greatly broadens Helena’s reach, knowledge base, and power to affect change. On average, Brain Trust members meet with the same frequency as members of the Helena Group and engage in Helena projects in the same manner.
Learn more about Helena's Brain Trust.

Helena is a private organization independent from any government, corporation, or political party. We do not exist to promote the interests of any government, corporation, or political party.

Helena does not espouse or endorse any political, economic, or religious beliefs. Instead, we aim to represent viewpoints and experiences that may sometimes conflict or overlap, in order to establish dialogue and encourage innovative ideas.

Helena is not a business offering a product or service for sale, and does not operate for monetary gain of shareholders. We are not VC funded, and do not exist to create revenue. Some of Helena’s members, founders, and staff have other businesses; Helena is not affiliated with those businesses. Helena’s membership is merit-based, and members do not pay a fee, nor do they earn fees, for their participation. Helena Group Foundation is a registered not-for-profit corporation.

Helena was founded in 2015 by Henry Elkus and Zachary Bohn and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. 

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Extended Information

Helena is a private organization independent from any government, corporation, or political party. It does not exist to promote the interests of any government, corporation, or political party.

Helena does not espouse or endorse any political, economic, or religious beliefs. Instead, it aims to represent viewpoints and experiences that may sometimes conflict or overlap, in order to establish dialogue and encourage innovative ideas.

Helena is not a business offering a product or service for sale, and does not operate for monetary gain of shareholders. It is not VC funded, and does not exist to create revenue. Some of Helena’s members, founders, and staff have other businesses; Helena is not affiliated with those businesses. Helena’s membership is merit-based, and members do not pay a fee, nor do they earn fees, for their participation. Helena Group Foundation is a registered not-for-profit corporation.

Helena was founded in 2015 by Henry Elkus and Zachary Bohn and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

Click here to contact Helena.

Contacts

For general inquiries: 
info@helena.co 
For media inquiries: priscila@helena.co 
For partnerships and projects: ideas@helena.co
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