Don't let it sit
in your head.

A Program For Building New Startups

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 needs is ideas and people willing to turn them into reality. 

Check the schedule for Forward 2020 below!


Applications open




Teams selection


Kick Off


Demo Day

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.

"Forward gave an amazing oppourtunity to try out the idea and turn it into reality."

Joonas Heinonen

Pikadev, CEO

The Winner of Forward 2019 Demo Day

Forward 2019 Aftermovie

Ready to turn your ideas into reality?

Applications open from Monday 21.1. to Friday 14.2. Fill yours to validate your business idea with the help of Forward.