About Us

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

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

Learn. Do. Network.

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.

Forward 2019

Do. 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.

Day One 2019

Network. 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.

Get your business to speed with help of our network.

Day1 is the most valuable mentoring program for early stage startups in the Karelia area.

Personal support and advice

You will be assigned to a mentor most suitable for you. Along with the support of your mentor, you have the support of our entire community.

Huge network

Our connections consist of professionals of various industries. Whatever you need, there will surely be a person to help you out.

Grants for funding

In order to get the business moving forward, Day1 is offering equity-free grants for the teams.

What we offer?

For a team or individual that has...

  • An idea that can be turned into a business.
  • "Can-do" attitude and motivation to learn.
  • Willingness to do something groundbreaking.

How to apply?

Applications are open throughout the year.


Download the pitchdeck file below


Send the pitchdeck to maija@lutes.fi


Fill the pitchdeck carefully


Wait for our evaluation

We will contact you as soon as we’ve found a suitable mentor for you.


Each year, Lutes selects a new team of entrepreneurially minded individuals to run the organisation.

Here’s our amazing team for 2019.

Markus Raito

President (+358 40 9118377)

Maija Luukka

Projects (VP)

Lisa From

Communications & Partnerships

Come say hi to us and let's have a cup of coffee!

Lutes Aquarium is located on the ground floor of the main lobby, just past the kiosk.




Skinnarilankatu 34

PL20, 53850