Preliminary post on TakeOff 2014

On behalf of all of the LUTES team members we are pleased to announce that TakeOff 2014 was a great success this year. From the event’s kick-off, the atmosphere in the halls of the university was nothing but positive and in the spirit of LUTES’ mission – supporting the entrepreneurial community in Lappeenranta. The event went off without a hitch and all of our wonderful speakers had some great words to share with the audience.

LUTES team, the end of the event

LUTES team, the end of the event

During the first half of the day, we had Donna Kivirauma from TeamUp, Olli Tiihonen from Caktus Inc., Jyrki Saarinen from Heptagon, and Marc Dillon, co-founder of Jolla. After the break for refreshments and cocktails, the event continued with speakers Fredrik Löfberg of Integround Oy, Antti Vilpponen from UpCloud, Henkka Hyppönen – radio voice, anchor, and business coach – and finally, Jonas Kjellberg, one of the founders of Skype. The evening was ended with sauna and socializing among guest speakers and event attendees. LUTES is extremely happy with the turn out this year and would also like to thank all of the people who came to the event and sincerely hope you enjoyed the event as much as we did! Please stay tuned for more detailed blog entries on each of the speakers and their presentations in the near future!

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