About EHF

Edmund Hillary Fellowship

The Edmund Hillary Fellowship (EHF) offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for visionary entrepreneurs, investors and startup teams to live and work in New Zealand, to create scalable, positive global impact. Our purpose is to incubate solutions to global problems from New Zealand, and make a lasting positive impact on the world.

Launching in early 2017, up to 100 international and 20 New Zealand-based Fellows will be selected each year to join the three-year programme, and become part of a diverse community of exceptional entrepreneurs and investors.

International candidates accepted into EHF can apply for a three-year, open Global Impact Visa, the world’s most entrepreneur-friendly work visa, and the only one to be oriented around impact. All Fellows receive access to partner networks and individualised support to succeed in their ventures. 

EHF is delivered through a partnership between Kiwi Connect and the Hillary Institute for International Leadership.