story behind les
The fall of 2018 a group of students had a dream of bringing something completely new to Lapland: Dash Lapland, the northernmost design hackathon in the world! Creating the event from scratch was not without difficulties and the group had to face a lot of doubts from the people around them. After working hard for their joint dream of a high class design event, Dash Lapland became a reality in April of 2019!
The event was just a starting point for something bigger! It triggered a new kind of dream for the team. How could we help other students with similar needs and dreams? This is the story of why LES was born. Our vision from there on out has been to act as an enabler for student based projects and events, enhance entrepreneurship among students and bring the working life as well as opportunities for internationalization closer to our student community here in the area of Lapland.
FROM STUDENTS FOR STUDENTS
LES is completely run by students and we are here first and foremost for other students. Our main goal is to act as an enabler for others in order for them to achieve their very own goals and dreams!
We want to support and encourage students for entrepreneur-like
thinking. If someone wishes to do their own projects or start a business, LES wants to be there for them to find the right people and tools to do so!
We aim to create a stronger bond between students from all different fields and encourage them for multidisciplinary team working! Our goal is also to bring the local businesses and worklife closer to our student community.
We want to make sure we are responsible in an ecological, financial and social manner. We try to keep our actions as transparent and honest as possible. LES should be open for everyone in as many ways as it can!
Head of Partnerships
Head of International Relations
Head of Marketing and Communications
Head of Event Management
Head of Visual Design