Ready to take the next step forward?

Forward is a free, week-long intensive program that will accelerate your startup and provide you with the necessary knowledge to succeed!.

Workshops from professional coaches.

3 days at Imatra Spa to execute your idea.

Enjoy 1-on-1 mentoring from experienced entrepreneurs the entire time.

Network with other teams.


What to look forward to?

Forward startup accelerator

When 31.10. – 6.11. (bootcamp from 3. – 6.11. at Imatra Spa).

Program length 1 week.

Cost  Free.

For who  An idea or an early-stage startup.

Goal  Develop your skills and scale up your startup.

Language  English.

FAQ. We hope you find your answer here. 

Forward is a one week long startup accelerator on 31.10. – 6.11. This program includes workshops, 1-to-1 mentoring from experienced entrepreneurs and a bootcamp weekend at Imatra Spa. And of course you are able to network with like-minded people, develop your skills and boost your entrepreneurial journey!

Forward program is for any LUT and LAB student, that has a scalable startup idea or their own startup, and the motivation to move forward.

Unfortunately no, we want teams to take full advantage of the program, so it has been planned to take place face to face for the best results!

Yes, you can apply together if someone from your team studies in LUT or LAB.

Yes, you can apply without a team. However, note that you are going to be staying in the same cottage with other teams. Nevertheless, this will only be an awesome opportunity to get to know like-minded people!

At LUT campus (31.10 – 2.11) and Imatra Spa (3.11 – 6.11). We have also organized bus rides to Imatra Spa from LUT on Thursday (3.11) and we come back on Sunday (6.11).

No, the focus of the program is to learn, develop your skills and move forward.

Yes, the program is fully free for students.

This will be an all expenses paid bootcamp! We offer you breakfast, lunch and dinner during the bootcamp weekend.

Yes you can. We encourage all eager entrepreneurial students to apply for this program. We want to help you validate your idea into action.

We combine some teams in the same cottages. We do this because we see the bootcamp weekend as an opportunity to share knowledge, inspire others and network together.

Yes, we highly recommend participants to attend all the activities of the week to get most of this program. Please contact us if you can’t attend some of the days!

Are you eager to take the next step on your entrepreneurial journey? If your answer is yes, you should apply. This program gives you tools to develop your skills and gain courage to move forward. You are able to learn from experienced mentors and coaches, and share knowledge and ideas with other teams.

Don’t doubt, start your journey today.