Just as it took over 400 expedition members to help get our namesake Sir Edmund Hillary and his companion Tenzing Norgay to the top of Mount Everest, our Fellows achieve success with the help of a vast global network of Catalysts, mentors, investors, influencers and friends, that weave a cloak of support around them.
“With your food basket and my food basket, the people will thrive.” — Māori Proverb
EHF Catalysts are industry leaders who are leveraging their unique networks, knowledge, and resources to accelerate the impact of EHF Fellows. By catalysing the work of our Fellows, they are backing purpose driven entrepreneurs and investors to contribute towards a better world. We are excited to introduce you to these exceptional organisations who are playing important roles to realise EHF’s vision. Want to join the EHF Catalyst programme? Talk to us
Auckland’s economic growth agency, Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED), collaborates with businesses across the region and is excited about assisting Fellows with invaluable connections across all sectors.
A leading NZ law firm, Bell Gully seeks to build long-standing relationships with all facets of the business community to work together, enabling innovation and creativity to make a positive difference.
Acting as a single source of truth providing people with transparency, trust and control over their own data, whilst providing organisations the capability to make informed risk decisions.
— Jack Herrick, EHF Fellow, wikiHow
Our Mission Partners are key pillars for EHF, and we work together closely to realise our mission of incubating global solutions from Aotearoa New Zealand. They play important roles in innovating with us at each step of the way, and ensuring our Fellows have the right platform to make a positive difference in Aotearoa New Zealand and around the world.
Hillary Institute of International Leadership, EHF’s parent organisation, serves to recognise, reward and nurture exceptional mid-career leaders who can provide answers to such challenges as climate change, poverty, and disease.
Viewing immigration through the lens of potential, INZ took the bold step of creating the Global Impact Visa - the world’s first entrepreneurship visa programme to focus on impact, exclusively available to EHF Fellows.
New Zealand is home to a small, tight-knit business and startup community, which thrives on collaboration and cooperation. Explore how the different parts of this ecosystem help to create a supportive environment to build global impact ventures.
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