The Edmund Hillary Fellowship.

Year. 2016

Founders. Matthew Monahan, Brian Monahan,

              Immigration New Zealand, Hillary Institute &

              Kiwi Connect

Where. New Zealand


The Edmund Hillary Fellowship (EHF) is a New Zealand based fellowship and global community of world-class high-impact entrepreneurs, investors, and changemakers, working collaboratively to build new paradigm solutions and on a mission to create positive global impact from Aotearoa New Zealand. It was founded with inspiration drawn from the story of Sir Edmund Hillary's successful quest as the first person to reach the summit of Mount Everest, together with Tenzing Norgay.


Fellows are accepted into the programme via a competitive application procedure, gaining access to a global network of varied expert perspectives, exceptional talent and investors, mentorship opportunities, cross-sector collaboration opportunities, co-created events and retreats, and a peer-support network of action-oriented people influencing the course of humanity. The EHF programme is open to Kiwis and international candidates, with the latter receiving exclusive access to New Zealand’s new three-year open-work Global Impact Visa (GIVs) with a path to permanent residency.

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