Our Strategic Goal is to
generate 30 high-growth
start-ups within the next 3 years.

our mission

HSL’ s mission is to cultivate high-growth entrepreneurs, talents, and teams to solve problems through entrepreneurship and innovation.

who we are

Hebron Start-up Lab is technically one of the clusters in Covenant University’s and operates as a Start-up Accelerator aimed at taking ideas from Concept to Product to Market.

Though the Lab was founded in November 2016, efforts have been made earlier in the University to drive innovation, enterprise, and the transformation of ideas via platforms such as the Dreamers’ project and the Visioners’ project. To stir the culture of innovation, facilitate the commercialization of research output and enable the transformation of concepts into market-ready products, Stephen Oluwatobi got approval to proceed with the establishment of the Hebron Start-Up Lab (HSL).

Our reputation to make things happen as well as our capacity to cultivate and support talents, skills and entrepreneurs are reflected in the quality of our graduates. Some of the companies founded by our graduates include Softcom, Kora Pay, PiggyVest, Thrive Agric, Level UP, etc. These were delivered with available resources, support from the University as well as from the external community who helped to give exposure, mentoring, training, opportunities, and support.

This plan is to scale and achieve more results that will create value, opportunities, and wealth for many more.

our values

In line with the Covenant University Core Values (Spirituality, Integrity, Possibility-Mentality, Capacity-building, Responsibility, and Sacrifice), the following are the values that govern the lab’s operations

Entrepreneurship

innovation

Environmental Sustainability

Wealth creation

our strategic goal

HSL is looking at generating 12 high-growth startups within the next three years (September 2022 to August 2025). Our target is to create four start-ups per year.

MEET THE TEAM

Dr. Stephen

Chair, HSL Board & Founder, HSL

Dr. Mayowa

Board Member & Curator, HSL

Mrs. Shola

Board Member & Manager, HSL Studio

Mr. DAMI

Lead, Venture Acceleration

MRS. MERCY

Lead, Venture Support

MR. Stephen

Lead, Tech &  IT

Dr. Marvellous

Lead, Events, Programmes & Partnerships

FULL TEAM >

OUR FOCUS

Hebron Start-up Lab serves mainly early-stage start-ups and spinoffs, start-ups from pre-seed and seed stage, and spin-offs from research output with market viability.

The areas of focus include…

EDUTECH

FINTECH

COMMERCE

COMMUNICATION

ENERGY

LOGISTICS

DATA & ANALYTICS

ADMIN-TECH

DRONE-TECH

etc.

core competencies

To maximize the success rate and ensure the success of the Start-up and Spinoff companies, the Hebron Start-up Lab leverages on the core competencies of the University.

This will help the Start-up/Spinoff companies save cost, share resources and leverage on existing knowledge, experience, and opportunities.

Some of these are presented as follows:

  • Covenant University facilities
  • Internet facilities
  • Electricity supply
  • Research and Development facilities
  • Covenant University network of Alumni Entrepreneurs
  • Covenant University partners and affiliations
  • Covenant University research laboratories and workshops
  • A Creative Student Community
  • An experienced Research Community