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 in LUT & LAB University.

We are on a mission to drive LUT and LAB student entrepreneurship and professional development on the regional level with our events, community, network 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 2022.

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.

Fall 2022

Explore our upcoming events!

IDEARACE is a competition where you have a chance to develop any promising business idea!

3.11. from 9.15 in Finnkino, Lahti


It’s time to learn and be inspired by our amazing keynotes in this FREE event!
secure your spot on our free bus to lahti today!

We need doers for 2023. Apply now.

Want to be part of building and developing LUTES even further? Want to implement your ideas to build the most interesting and inspiring events and programs in our campuses? The applications for team positions open on 30.11.! 

Invitation to General Meeting 2022

Welcome to LUTES’ General Meeting on Tuesday 29th of April at 5 pm! The meeting will be held live in Parvi and online via Zoom.

You can see the meeting invitation, agenda, and appendices in Google Drive hereGeneral Meeting will decide on the new Chair and Board members of LUTES for 2023.

The meeting is only available for LUTES members.

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Nov 17 – 18 

Our annual startup event is just around the corner – it’s filled with speeches and workshops to get yo inspired and takeoff your entrepreneurial journey!

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!

Grand Opening

Nov 23rd

Ready to see our new space! We too! Stay tned and follo our socials!

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 2022. In addition to our board, we have 30 enthusiastic team members in different positions in Marketing, Community, and Events.

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

Lauri Hollo


+358 44 055 2199

Venla Ollikainen


Nette Lehto


Joel Räsänen


Eetu Äyräs


Meerimaria Ketokulta

Community lpr

Aatu Männistö

community lahti

Maria Tolonen


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 PL 20, 53850 Lappeenranta


IBAN: FI77 5620 0920 5307 62


OVT-tunnus: 003724751749, E204503

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

Come and join us 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.