Stephen Oluwatobi

SpecialityFounder, Edustart Global (Nigeria)

Stephen Oluwatobi has over a decade experience in business, entrepreneurship education, mentoring, research and community development, with proofs of excellence, profitability and growth. He earned his PhD in Innovation Economics. He is an expert in the areas of human capital, entrepreneurship, and innovation, which are necessary for the attainment of a knowledge-driven economy in organizations and nations.

He has served on various platforms including an advisor to companies, master trainer of executives, strategists for companies and facilitator. He teaches and researches in Covenant University, where he served as the Director of Entrepreneurship and helps the University to drive commercialization, innovation, and industry partnerships. He had the privilege of starting the Hebron Start Lab to cultivate High-Growth Entrepreneurs, Startup companies and Talents. His students have gone on to found great companies.

Stephen also consults for edu-preneurs, College managements, and educators in the area of innovation capacity development, entrepreneurial capacity development and entrepreneurship education. In his impact drive, he helps to promote and drive the culture of innovation and enterprise in organizations to unleash their true capabilities. Via this platform, spinoffs and startup companies are launched. He has been instrumental in founding some companies such as Awesome Impact and PollVest. He has also assisted in supporting in starting some by his students such as Quisa, Gracit, Scribdle, iElect, University Compass and Splatt.

Stephen is a member of the Digital Economy Policy Commission group of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), where he contributes to visioning of the future and its implementation as well as the development and formulation of national policies that affect the economy. He founded the Edustart Global Foundation to cultivate High-Growth Entrepreneurs to make multibillion dollar businesses in Africa.

Stephen has published some works covering areas in entrepreneurship, human capital development, government expenditure and innovation. He is also the author of the books, You have Something in your Hand, Making Life Count and Edustart REACH: Becoming a High-Growth Entrepreneur.  He is married with children.

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