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 does Lutes do?

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, 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.

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.

Reach your goals with a dream team

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

Application deadline

Applications closed

We are hiring!

Forward is a completely free 7-week-long program for building new startups. All it takes are fresh ideas and people willing to turn them into reality.

Lutes is looking for a paid employee to organize the startup program Forward from 25th of January until 30th of April, 2021.

Applications end when a suitable person is found, so don’t hesitate 🙂

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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 Events, Community, Programs and Marketing.

Noora Saksa


(+358 4578325338)

Meerimaria Ketokulta

Marketing (VP)

Lauri Hollo


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