Your pathway to entrepreneurship.

I need
an idea.

So you have the right mindset and passion, but the next big thing just hasn’t hit you yet?

I need
a team.

You have a brilliant idea or a product, but maybe not the skills to take it further? Or maybe you just want to brainstorm with people?

I need
a boost.

There’s the idea, a killer team… what next? 

I need

Congrats on making it this far! Now where does the money come from?

What LUTES does?

LUTES is a student-driven entrepreneurship society based at Skinnarila Campus in LUT University. 

We are on a mission to drive student entrepreneurship and professional development on the regional level with our events, community and programs. Together with other entrepreneurship societies and country level startup initiatives we aim to build a strong startup ecosystem in Finland.

Learn. Network. Build.

Takeoff 2019

Learn. LUTES arranges various entrepreneurship events throughout the year. In events like Taste of Success and Takeoff, our biggest event of the year, you’ll learn from the most experienced entrepreneurs and get to participate in case workshops. LUTES also arranges a Startup Excursion, where you get to visit the offices of the hottest startups of Finland. LUTES is bringing its most ambitious event concept, On Thin Ice, to life in 2021.

Day One 2019

Network. LUTES is all about bringing talented individuals, startups and future founders together. Team Building by LUTES achieves just this. Lutes is also expanding its community by establishing a co-working space at campus at the beginning of 2021. Meet new people, engage in a community of encouragement and showcase your skills to participate in promising startups of the area.

Forward 2019

Build. During Forward, a free 7-week program, ideas are taken into action with the help of professional coaches and mentors along with the tools you need in order to build your new startup. Day1 mentoring program provides promising new student startups money grants and a valuable network of mentors and investors in order to take their business to the next level.

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Upcoming 2021

Open House

Oct 21th

Appro / bar crawl with entrepreneurial services at the campus. More info coming soon!

Open Doors

Nov 3rd 

Interested in building LUTES in year 2022? Visit us to hear more about what we do and why you should join our inspiring community! Stay tuned.

Junction 2021

Nov 19 – 21

We’re having a local Hub in Europe’s leading hackathon! You can now apply to both the event and our LUT Hub via here!

Make sure to follow our social media and subscribe to our newsletter to be the first one to hear about upcoming events!

Reach your goals with a dream team

Find talented team members and browse inspiring opportunities around Lappeenranta area.

Application deadline

Applications closed

Who we are

Each year, Lutes selects a new board of entrepreneurially minded individuals to run the organisation – here’s what it looks like in 2021. In addition to our board, we have 20 enthusiastic team members in different positions in Marketing, Community, Events and Programs.

You can contact our board via email firstname(at)lutes.fi

Noora Saksa


(+358 4578325338)

Meerimaria Ketokulta

marketing (vp)

Antti Puputti


Ella Teiskonlahti


Lauri Hollo


Lexi Lobdell


Polina Petrova


Join LUTES family by becoming our member!

By joining us, you can use the office and be first one to hear about upcoming events and open positions – read more and apply!




Yliopistonkatu 34

PL20, 53850