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Hostel Entrepreneurship Laboratory (HEL)

Hostel Entrepreneurship Laboratory (Term 2, 2023-24)

Maximize your learning and residential experience with peers!
Strengthen your entrepreneurial potentials!
Are you ready to apply for HKD30,000 funding to kickstart your start-up project?


Hostel Entrepreneurship Laboratory is an experiential learning platform for students to experiment with their ideas tackling community challenges in Student Hostels and Tuen Mun District. Lingnan Entrepreneurship Initiative (LEI) & Office of Student Affairs (OSA) provide a series of training workshops and a competition to build an Innovation and Entrepreneurship community within Lingnan Hostels. The winning teams will have a chance to receive up to HKD 30,000 Innovation and Impact Fund (IIF) and Student Activities Fund (SAF). 


Project Theme:

  • Sustainable Development Goals (#2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13)
  • Hostel Affairs


A series of training workshops are designed to empower students with the knowledge and skills to make a positive impact in our hostel community and the Tuen Mun District.  Enrol in the training sessions below during ILP registration period (22 – 26 Jan 2024) and equip yourself with the tools and mindset to thrive in an ever-changing world with the spirit of entrepreneurship.


Programme Details & Important Dates:

Date & Time



5 Feb 2024, 15:00-17:00

Exploration Workshop: Residential and SDGs

Leung Fong Oi Wan Art Gallery

26 Feb 2024, 16:30-18:30

Workshop on Ideation and Empathy


4 Mar 2024, 16:30-18:30

Business Model Canvas


18 Mar 2024, 23:59

Deadline of Prototype Submission


25 Mar 2024, 23:59

Deadline of Pitch Deck Submission


8 Apr 2024, 17:00-20:00

Final Pitch

Lin Yee Min Lecture Theatre (MBG01)


Who Can Join:

  • Student can either register individually or as a team. If students register as a team, each team must consist of a minimum of 2 members but not more than 5 members.
  • Student must be full-time undergraduate or postgraduate degree-seeking.






HKD3000 cash coupon + certificate

1st Runner-up

HKD2000 cash coupon + certificate

2nd Runner-up

HKD1000 cash coupon + certificate

Best Presentation Award

HKD500 cash coupon + certificate

Best Business Model Award

HKD500 cash coupon + certificate

Green Award

HKD500 cash coupon + certificate


  • Winning teams are eligible to apply for HKD30,000 Innovation and Impact Fund (IIF)
  • Non-selected teams may apply for Student Activities Fund (SAF)


Online Registration:

Final Pitch

Date: 8 April 2024 (Monday)

Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Venue: Lin Yee Min Lecture Theatre (MBG01)

ILP: 3 Units in Residential Education

Registration (Pitching Team): Online Form

Registration deadline: 11 March 2024 (Monday)

Remarks: Light refreshment will be provided


HEL 2023-24 Poster