& events

upcoming events

Due to the coronavirus (COVID2019) outbreak in Finland and globally, Lapland Entrepreneurship Society Ry (LES) has decided on 13.3.2020 to cancel all the upcoming events until further notice. 


We are incredibly sorry about all the trouble that the decision might have caused. However, in situations like this the most important thing is the well-being of people.

dash lapland 2020


Rovaniemi, Finland

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Dash Lapland is the northernmost design hackathon in the world. The event was arranged for the first time in April 2019 and it's coming back this year even bigger and better! This year we have 6 companies bringing their challenges to the event and people from various backgrounds are gathered into multidisciplinary teams to solve those said problems over one weekend.

speechles - internationally inspiring speakers event

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SpeechLES is an inaugural speakers event that is one of LaplandES’s new projects  organized fully by students. Our theme for this year is internationalization and the main purpose of the event is to bring together all students and entrepreneurs for an evening of inspiring speeches, socializing and networking.

We have lined up some inspirational speakers for you, all with experience in entrepreneurship and internationalization: Jonne Mäkikyrö, Dilixiati Bolati, Saila Laitinen, Matti Nojonen and Juho Uutela. Come join us for a night of great topics, real life insights and interesting people!


sled business - startup

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Onko sinulla idea, josta olet ajatellut tehdä bisnestä? Kiinnostaisiko perustaa oma firma? Tai haluaisitko vain tuoda oman osaamisesi kiinnostavan idean kehittämiseen tiimissä? Tule mukaan toteuttamaan visiosi ja kokeilemaan yrittäjyyttä luovassa porukassa! 

SLED Business Startup mahdollistaa yritysidean jalostamisen kestäväksi liiketoiminnaksi ammattitaitoisten yrittäjien ja muotoiluosaajien sparrauksessa. Ohjelma perustuu muotoilulähtöiseen prosessiin, jossa pääset viemään omaa yrityskokeilua konkreettisesti eteenpäin ensimmäisestä päivästä lähtien. Huippukokemuksen lisäksi ohjelma tarjoaa mahdollisuuden tehdä aitoa liiketoimintaa ja ansaita opintopisteitä.


Mukaan voit lähteä valmiilla tiimillä tai yksin, valmiin idean kanssa tai ilman! 


Lue lisää ja hyppää kelkkaan: Weboodi - ARCTA002 Design Driven Startup

projects & collaboration

sled business

SLED = Supported Lean Entrepreneurship with Design

SLED Business is a new business accelerator concept run together by LES, Arctic Factory and Innolight Consulting. SLED consists of three primary parts: Startup, Accelerator and Pitching. The first of the three concepts, SLED Startup is up and running starting on 21. - 22.2.2020 and the other two concepts will follow shortly! 

The main goal of SLED is to support people with the passion of becoming an entrepreneur or help existing businesses take their ideas to the next level. It's all about making sure people coming on board have all the tools and skills needed to make it long-term as a successful and profitable business!


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Startuplifers is a not-for-profit organization connecting the top Nordic talent with San Francisco Bay Area startups. They guarantee a free flight ticket, a hassle-free visa process, and a supportive community, making your transition to San Francisco seamless and fun. Together we will secure the job of your dreams.

LES is in collaboration with Startuplifers bringing their opportunities closer to our northern student community! This includes:

  1. Sharing job opportunities Startuplifers receives from companies in Silicon Valley.

  2. Sharing events for which both in-person and remote participation is possible.

  3. Sharing recordings and possibility to tune into live streams and core-material shared at the events.

  4. Most importantly offering the possibility to apply for Startuplifers programs!

Check out Startuplifers website and stay tuned for cool opportunities!


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