about us

about us

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.

OUR values

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! 

entrepreneur

-like thinking

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!

community

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.

responsibility

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!

board

janne mäkinen

Chairman

VESA ALAOJA

Vice Chairman 

Head of Partnerships

HENRI FORSSTEN

Head of International Relations

minttu haverinen

Head of Marketing and Communications

KATRIINA MATIKAINEN

Head of Event Management

saara lehtinen

Head of Visual Design

team

Henna Nätynki

Project Lead

International Relations

janina voong

International Relations

meri jaakkola

International Relations

jenna rautio

International Relations

Marketing and Communications

anni kyngäs

International Relations

JASON KANTOLA

Sales Representative

ADDRESS

Yliopistonkatu 8, 96300 Rovaniemi

F-building, Arcta, F2015

EMAIL

info@laplandes.fi

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