Do you know how to harness humankind’s creative potential and entrepreneurial spirit to create scalable solutions for the rest of the world? Yeah, neither. - But we know who does!
Introducing our wonderful Wellington BizDojo Residents: Edmund Hillary Fellowship aka EHF.
Founded earlier this year, the Edmund Hillary Fellowship team have built a community of world-leading entrepreneurs and investors right here in New Zealand. This community of “Fellows” have been carefully handpicked to come to our amazing country so they can work on ventures which will create lasting impacts for the rest of the world. Pretty amazing right!?
This all began thanks to the New Zealand Government who recognised (with a bit of help) that our country is uniquely positioned to become an incubation nation for game-changing innovations and signed off on the most entrepreneur-friendly visa in the world - The Global Impact Visa.
The Global Impact Visa has given our country the opportunity to bring world’s brightest and impact-driven entrepreneurs to New Zealand to build solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.
As delivery partners for this visa, EHF are in the driving seat for finding a cohort every six months of up to 60 Fellows with a diverse mix of international and New Zealand-based entrepreneurs, investors, and startup teams.
Last month the EHF team welcomed their first cohort of 22 internationals and 6 Kiwis, all from different backgrounds, and experiences but with the shared passion to create real change for our world. You can find out about about their awesomeness here.
The Fellows will receive individualised support and access to a global network of investors, mentors, partners, and innovation hubs, to help maximise their impact and give them the best chance of success. EHF also connects them with top talent, accelerators, centres of research excellence, and Research and Development grants.
We can’t wait to see what this community will do!
Applications for cohort number 2 have just closed, but you can check out application criteria for cohort number 3, here.