Feel like meeting new people, friends or soul mates? Want to know more about startup culture? See inspiring people through speaker events or workshops? Join our mission.

We are lutes

Lutes is a student-driven entrepreneurship society based in Lappeenranta. We are here to help you learn about startup culture and bring your idea to business. We are on a mission to drive student entrepreneurship on a regional level. Together with other entrepreneurship societies and country level startup initiatives we aim at building a strong startup eco-system in Finland.


Want to know more about it? We organize a lot of exciting events to help you learn about startup culture, entrepreneurship and creativity. All of them are free and open for everyone.


Feel like meeting new people, friends and soul mates? Our community has a lot of awesome people: you can meet them at our events, workshops and office space.


Got a business idea to develop? We will help you with that by providing professional advice, intensive coaching through our startup programme and valuable contacts.

Lutes Family

Not interested in the board or executive positions? Don’t have enough time to commit for a position of responsibility? Not going to be in Lappeenranta for the whole semester? Don’t worry! You can still be part of the team, in the Lutes Family! Indicate your interest with a message to any of our team members, and the Event Managers will be in contact with you when they need help organizing the events!

Our Team

Vilma Saari | President
vilma [at] lutes.fi
+358 40 743 5723

Aapo Alenius | Partnership Manager
aapo [at] lutes.fi

Atte Sallinen | Treasurer
atte [at] lutes.fi

Joona Saaresto | Marketing Manager 
saaresto [at] lutes.fi

Pyry Peura | Project Manager
pyry [at] lutes.fi

Satu Kosunen | Community Manager | Vice President
satu [at] lutes.fi

Emilia Teittinen | PR-Manager
[at] lutes.fi

Joona Hietala | Event Manager 
joona [at] lutes.fi

Markus Raito | Event Manager
markus [at] lutes.fi

Erkka Paavilainen | Event Manager
 [at] lutes.fi

Contact Us!

No more filling of form boxes and signing up for newsletters, who reads them anyway? Speak directly to one of our team members, enjoy cup of coffee at our office in Lappeenranta University of Techonology ground floor or send a message on Facebook or Email.