The Edmund Hillary Fellowship is bringing together humankind’s creative potential and entrepreneurial spirit in Aotearoa New Zealand, to build and support innovative ventures for global impact. 


The Edmund Hillary Fellowship (EHF) is a Fellowship programme and community 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 in the programme, who can help to orient them in New Zealand and create lasting connections. 

Join a community of high-impact entrepreneurs, investors and changemakers, collaboratively building breakthrough solutions to global challenges from Aotearoa New Zealand, and leading the way to a better world.

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