• „Der Brutkasten“ live interview with CEO

    of RBI Johann Strobl @Demo Day

  • Demo Day



Become part of the Elevator Lab and capitalize on our exclusive benefits:

    • Because we believe that we are stronger together!

      We want to cooperate with you in the below mentioned six areas, in order to jointly inspire and convince around 16 million customers across our widespread banking network.

    • Best in class banking experts and mentors

      Over 20 mentoring sessions (either on site in Vienna or remotely) from all fields of our RBI expertise support you to build a business model more quickly.

    • Exposure to executives and external investors

      Expand your network within the industry but also get introduced to international investors. Find out more about our mentors here.

    • Equity-Free

      The program is equity free. During the program, we discuss investment options on an individual basis. Find out more about our venture capital activities here.

    • Kick off bootcamp, Acceleration Days & Demo Day

      Participate in the kick-off bootcamp, the three co-working weeks in Vienna and the Demo Day – all travel and accommodation (hotel & flight) expenses of the finalists for the program sessions are covered by the Elevator Lab.

    • Our mutual pilot project is funded!

      Our mutual pilot project is funded out of a dedicated budget. You will have access to our IT sandbox via APIs. We talk business – we aim at creating a business case to enable cooperation.

RBI Johann Strobl | Elevator Lab


We are looking for start-ups, with proven innovative fintech products and technologies. Elevator Lab is a leading Fintech Partnership program built by Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI) to jointly develop scalable business cases and enable international growth.

  • Advanced Analytics

    • Augmented credit scoring
    • Predictive analytics
    • SME lending
    • Client & trading data analytics
    • Artificial intelligence (e.g. sentiment analysis, chat and voice processing)
    • Analytics for client interaction

  • RegTech

    • Anti Money Laundering & Know your Customer solutions (incl. Distributed Ledger technology)
    • Customer authentication (incl. biometrics) & digital ID (incl. Distributed Ledger technology)
    • Data protection/management
    • Cyber security
    • Text mining

  • Corporate Banking

    • Distributed Ledger technology for trade finance
    • Corporate banking pricing solution
    • eDocument solutions/Optical character recognition
    • Robo advisor for FX trading

  • Investing & TradingTech

    • Hybrid-/digital-advisor
    • Smart contract certificates
    • Distributed Ledger technology solution for investment banking
    • Automated document generator

  • New Branch Experience

    • Automated branch digitisation
    • Augmented/virtual reality
    • PoS solutions
    • Remote advice
    • Voice banking (Google Home etc.)

  • Open Banking

    • Third party providers for extended banking value chains
    • Fund brokerage platform in open banking
    • Corporate multibank data aggregation (+ value added services)


In the initial stage an internal selection process will be conducted to identify the best start-ups for further participation in the Elevator Lab. Within our four month partnership program, we will run a proof of concept project with the participants in order to improve their product, to evaluate how to gain traction and how to start to scale internationally (focus on CEE).

After the first batch, we will evaluate the potential of a possible further cooperation together with the startups. Therefore, our partnership program has the potential to be a stepping stone to reach a significant new market via our extensive network.


Mai 01

1 May – 24 June » Application phase

Application until 24 June 2018

Jun 29

29 June – 28 July » Pre-selection phase

Selection of the semi finalist start-ups

Sep 05

5 – 6 September » Remote video pitches

  • Pitches of the semi finalist start-ups via Skype call
  • Semi finalist start-ups include the 8 wild card winners from the Elevator Lab Challenges
  • Selection of the finalist start-ups
Okt 01

1 – 4 October » Finalist days in Vienna

  • Finalist pitches
  • Mentor’s get to know the start-ups and their technology
  • 1:1 mentor – start-up sessions focusing on PoC building
  • Final selection of Top 5 winner start-ups
  • Winner ceremony
  • Onboarding of the winners
Okt 30

23 – 25 October » Kick-off days in Vienna

  • Get to know RBI
  • PoC progress evaluation
  • 1:1 mentor – start-up sessions focusing on PoC validation & building
Nov 20

19 – 21 November » Acceleration days in Vienna and CEE

  • Expert workshop
  • PoC progress evaluation
  • 1:1 mentor – start-up sessions focusing on PoC execution
Dez 11

11 – 13 December » Pilot project polishing days in Vienna

  • Expert workshop
  • 1:1 mentor – start-up sessions focusing on PoC execution
Jan 22

22 – 24 January » Second pilot project polishing days in PoC country

  • Expert workshop
  • 1:1 mentor – start-up sessions focusing on PoC execution
  • Pilot project building & evaluation
Feb 19

19 – 21 February » International Demo Day

Official presentation of the PoC projects in front of internal and external guests