Global Impact Visas stories
EHF Fellow creating a global model for blockchain policy from New Zealand
New Zealand has a clean slate on blockchain policy and a history of being forward-leaning, nimble, technology-savvy, and open to new ideas.
Former SpaceX employee accelerating NZ companies solving the world’s problems
Scott Nolan looks for founders with a unique view of the world, deep internal motivation, and a level of rigour driven by their own expectations.
Edmund Hillary Fellowship opens applications for second cohort
The EHF accepts two cohorts each year, with up to 60 Fellows inducted into each cohort.
24 innovators selected to apply for entrepreneur visa through fellowship programme
The group selected by EHF are part of the first cohort in a three-year programme run in partnership with Immigration New Zealand.
Kiwi startup co-founder selected in first cohort for entrepreneur visa
Offcut handmakes caps in New Zealand from fabrics destined for landfill and sells them online worldwide.
Applications conclude for first round of entrepreneurial work visa pilot
The Global Impact Visa is a three-year open work visa allowing entrepreneurs to work and live in New Zealand, limited to 400 applicants.