The Edmund Hillary Fellowship


The Edmund Hillary Fellowship offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for impact-driven entrepreneurs, investors and startup teams to live and work in New Zealand and create scalable, global impact.


Photograph above: Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay approaching 28,000 feet at the site of Camp IX. Photograph courtesy of The Royal Geographic Society (with IBG).

The Edmund Hillary Fellowship (EHF) is a three-year end-to-end programme that provides exceptional entrepreneurs, investors and startup teams with a platform to incubate global impact ventures from Aotearoa New Zealand.

EHF works in collaborative partnership with Immigration New Zealand, to issue three-year Global Impact Visas for up to 100 international Fellows each year who are accepted into the programme. They will join up to 20 Kiwis for an integrated full-support fellowship.

Join a select group of high-impact entrepreneurs, investors, and startup leaders who are working together in New Zealand to solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges.

Learn more about the Edmund Hillary Fellowship

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves
— Sir Edmund Hillary