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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.

We Need Solutions, Not Survivalism

Read our co-founder and Board president's vision for the kind of people EHF is looking to attract to New Zealand.

What is EHF?


An Impact Driven Community 

Edmund Hillary Fellowship (EHF) is a 3-year fellowship that brings together a community of visionary entrepreneurs, investors and startup teams to create positive global impact from New Zealand. 

An Entrepreneurial Visa

International Fellows get exclusive access to New Zealand’s new Global Impact Visa (GIVs), the most entrepreneur-friendly visa in the world, and the first to be focused on impact.

Venture Support & Access

Up to 50 international and 10 Kiwi Fellows are accepted into a cohort every six months, and are provided with individualised support and access to world-class mentors, retreats, and events to maximise impact.

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What is GIVs?

Global Impact Visas (GIVs) is an innovative new visa programme that aims to give visionary entrepreneurs, investors, and startup teams a platform in New Zealand to build, incubate and support ventures with global impact potential.

Who is EHF for?

We are seeking passionate individuals and teams who are dedicating their talents and energy towards challenging the status quo, building new paradigms, solving pressing global problems, and impacting the course of humanity.

Why New Zealand?

New Zealand provides an ideal launching pad for you to lead at the edge. A progressive country with a small, well-educated, early-adopter market, this incubation nation offers you the freedom, flexibility and stability to turn your bold ideas into reality.

Thank you! 

Thank you to all 311 inaugural cohort applicants. The next cohort application window will be opening soon. Sign up here to stay up to date.


Want to apply?

We will be opening up applications for our second cohort very soon! Check out details on applying, or express interest to be kept in the loop.