Summer Launchpad is a 8 week business incubator organized by Lutes in Lappeenranta. Goal of the program is to help teams or individual entrepreneurs to establish a company based on a previously found idea or on a completely new one found during the program´s workshops.
During the summer we’ll go through the basics of entrepreneurship and build your business. You can apply with or without a team or idea, then we will focus on building a good team and idea at first. For the ready built teams and ideas we will start accelerating the idea and reach for heights in shorter time.
The first weeks are about entrepreneurship and critical matters in entrepreneur’s life and business’ effectiveness. During the eight weeks of Summer Launchpad the focus is on building a business and developing the idea. Participants will get to know basic principle in startup-scene called fail fast. This technique will allow idea developing and testing as fast as possible.
Incubator goes through themes such as pivoting, iterating, funding, legal matters and scaling a business. Summer Launchpad will have professional visitors to teach about subjects told above. After Summer Launchpad some of the teams will continue with their startup and every participant has the capabilities of building a business without general mistakes. Participating in Summer Launchpad is also valuable in corporate world, because the lessons learnt in Summer Launchpad will prepare individuals for more active and effective way of working and understanding of managing a business.
The only thing an applicant needs to enter Summer Launchpad is the passion and attitude for business. We are scouting for the best individuals and teams. The first step for you is to convices us of why you should be a part of Summer Launchpad. Be creative and descriptive. Your motivation is your entry ticket for Summer Launchpad. Also if you’re a LUT or Saimia student, ask us about direct benefits to your studies!
Summer Launchpad is held 5.6. - 28.7. and it's fully free for participants.