Join a community of
high impact changemakers

The Edmund Hillary Fellowship brings world class entrepreneurs and investors together in New Zealand to catalyse positive change for the world.


The world’s first and only Global Impact Visa

The Global Impact Visa is the world’s first visa to focus on impact. It has been designed for innovative entrepreneurs, investors and changemakers building positive global impact solutions. It’s a 3-year work visa with a pathway to become a permanent resident in Aotearoa New Zealand. The Global Impact Visa is administered by Immigration New Zealand and available exclusively to EHF Fellows.

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In service of positive transformation, together

We live in extraordinary times. We face urgent global social and environmental challenges that demand thoughtful, systemic solutions. EHF Fellows are leveraging the tools of entrepreneurship to take action for human and planetary wellbeing. The fellowship programme creates the space for changemakers to learn and evolve together so we can take stronger collective action in the face of uncertainty. Transformation is our mountain to climb, together.

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A global community of changemakers

The scale and complexity of our global challenges are beyond what individuals or organisations are capable of tackling alone. EHF Fellows are working globally in diverse fields, from regenerative agriculture, AR/VR, blockchain, renewable energy, space industry, education, storytelling and social movements. The community fosters learning and finding solutions to grow the collective potential to create impact.

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Incubating global solutions from New Zealand

Aotearoa, New Zealand has proven itself to be a platform for global change. With a proud history of global leadership, from women's suffrage and being nuclear free, to giving mountains and rivers the same rights as humans, New Zealand continues to normalise bold visions for what is possible in society. New Zealand offers a great standard of life, natural beauty, deep indigenous wisdom, ease of doing business, an accessible government and connection to global markets. It is perfectly positioned to be a base camp for a better world.

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“The most thoughtfully designed immigration programme in the world.”

EHF Fellow, Naval Ravikant


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If you’re not quite ready to apply, but would like to tell us more about your idea or venture, you can express interest