Elevator Lab

Elevator Lab

This is a call for applications for the Elevator Lab Accelerator Programme. Elevator Lab is a leading Fintech Accelerator built by Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI) to jointly develop scalable business cases and enable international growth.




31 Jul 2017


The mutual pilot project is funded out of a budget of up to €200,000. You will have access to their IT sandbox via APIs.

Investment Option
The programme is equity free. For participants in the investor roadshow, RBI might secure an investment option.

Best in class banking experts and mentors
Over 20 mentoring sessions (either on site in Vienna or remotely) to support you in building a business model more quickly.

Exposure to executives and external investors
Expand your network within the industry and also get introduced to international investors.

Kick off bootcamp, Acceleration Days, Investors Roadshow(optional) & Demo Day
All travel and accommodation (hotel & flight) expenses of the finalists for the programme sessions are covered by the Elevator Lab.


The duration of the programme is 6 months (Sep 2017 – Feb 2018).

Pre-Selection Phase (5th- 7th September 2017)
Out of all applicants the top 30 Startups will be shortlisted

Final Selection Days (19th - 21st September 2017)
Final Selection of Winning Startups (on-site)
Top 5 out of 15 Winning Startups will be selected for Acceleration
5 Winners will have the possibility to participate at the Kick-Off in Vienna

Kick-Off Days (17th - 19th October 2017)
Location: Vienna
Pilot Project Validation
Monthly SteerCo Meetings

Vienna Acceleration Days (20th - 24th November 2017)
Location: Vienna
Pilot Project Building & Evaluation

Pilot project polishing Week & BC (12th -14th December 2017)
Location: Vienna
Pilot Project Building & Evaluation

Investors Week (23rd January - 25th January, 2018)
Investor Roadshow in 3 Hubs in Europe
Pilot Project Building & Evaluation

International Demo Day (20th - 22nd February, 2018)
Presentation of results in front of internal and external guests



Note that while some organisers may accept applications from all around the world, you may still be required to travel to the host country in order to take part in the later stages of a competition for instance, or you may be required to live there for a period of time to take part in a funded programme (e.g. scholarship, incubator, accelerator).


Credit: Elevator Lab 

Date Added: 21 Jun 2017


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