Don't let it sit
in your head.

Forward is a completely free 7-week-long program for building new startups and it is coming back in the spring of 2020. All it requires are ideas and capable people willing to turn them into reality.

Come and join our team to run Forward in 2020.

Want to work with Lutes in a paid part-time job alongside your studies?

Well here’s your chance. We are hiring two talented and motivated people to build on what was started last year and organise and run our startup program, Forward, this year.

Forward is here to capture the looming talent of future founders at LUT University and provide them the tools and know-how for building sustainable businesses. Forward is a “pre-accelerator” for early startup ideas waiting to be validated and developed.

In short the fall and winter would entail planning the structure of the program, acquiring mentors, coaches and sponsors, then marketing the program and the spring would consist of directing and organising and setting up events.

Here’s what you’d get in the job.

  • 15€ per hour
  • Flexible working hours
  • Access to our office with unlimited coffee

During the 5 months, with the support of entire Lutes, you’ll basically have free hands for your own work and coming up with fresh ideas and building the program even bigger!

Work from Dec 2019 to April 2020

10h per week for Dec-Jan
15h per week for Feb-Apr

Oct 23rd to Nov 6th

Application period

Here’s what we’d like to see in you.

  • Excitement towards entrepreneurship or startups
  • Co-operation and management capabilities
  • Desire and vision to build and improve
  • Creativity and ambition

You've scrolled this far might as well apply, right?

Applications end on 6th of November at the end of the day, so don’t wait!

The form is simple to fill out, no worries.

If you have any questions, send a message to mikko(a)

What you'd get from Forward

Learning by doing

  • Weekly workshops held by professional coaches
  • Validated idea through customer feedback
  • Product development, business model, sales, funding and more

Valuable network

  • 1-on-1 meetings with a personal mentor
  • Connections and support from Lutes community
  • Opportunity to pitch to investors and audience

Money grants

  • Chance to win a share of prize pool
  • Business expenses such as components, marketing or traveling paid for

Working space

  • Access to Lutes Aquarium office
  • Supplies, coffee, fridge etc.

Ready to turn your ideas into reality?

Forward is coming again soon. Applications open in the spring of 2020.