Edmund Hillary Fellowship

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The Edmund Hillary Fellowship is a Fellowship programme in New Zealand and community that provides exceptional entrepreneurs, investors and startup teams with a platform to incubate global impact ventures.[1] The idea behind the Fellowship was to bring foreign entrepreneurs and investors to New Zealand to incubate new businesses.[2] The Immigration New Zealand partnered with the Edmund Hillary Fellowship to deliver Global Impact Visa to 400 international applications over four years.[3] It was setup in 2016 and has 532 fellows (400 international and 132 kiwis) as of March 2022.[4]

Yoseph Ayele is one of the co-founders of the Edmund Hillary Fellowship and was the first CEO as well.[5]

Fellows of this Fellowship include Naval Ravikant,[6] Deepa Malik,[7] Amitabh Kant,[8]


  1. ^ "Global Impact Visa (GIV) | The Edmund Hillary Fellowship". nzmigrationhelp.com. Retrieved 25 February 2022.
  2. ^ "New Edmund Hillary Fellowship for entrepreneurs strengthens NZ start-up scene". 31 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Edmund Hillary Fellowship to help deliver new Global Impact Visa". The Beehive. Retrieved 12 March 2022.
  4. ^ "Hillary Institute And Edmund Hillary Fellowship Announce New Chair". www.scoop.co.nz. 26 October 2021. Retrieved 12 March 2022.
  5. ^ "Seeds: Yoseph Ayele on the Edmund Hillary Fellowship".
  6. ^ "Top 10 angel Investors to watch in 2021". 16 April 2021.
  7. ^ "Paralympics medallist Deepa Malik bags New Zealand PM's Sir Edmund Hillary Fellowship". Scroll.in. Retrieved 12 March 2022.
  8. ^ "Paralympian Deepa Malik named for New Zealand Sir Edmund Hillary Fellowship". Hindustan Times. 11 April 2019. Retrieved 12 March 2022.