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.


Takeoff 2019


Our annual flagship event, takeoff, brings together entrepreneurs, industry professionals and startup enthusiasts during one day of speakers and real life case workshops.

Takeoff 2019

Taste Of Success

Taste Of Success is an event concept in which expert entrepreneurs come and share stories of their success and failures.

Techrace 2018

Other events

during the year, lutes organizes various other events with different organizations and partners.

Forward Logo

Don't let it sit
in your head.

Forward is a completely free seven-week-long program for building new startups.

All it requires are great ideas and capable people willing to turn them into reality.

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.


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

Here’s our amazing team for 2019.

Markus Raito


(+358 40 9118377)

Maija Luukka

Projects (VP)

Lisa From

Communications & Partnerships

Mikko Pajula


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