About us


Elevator Lab has the largest fintech network in CEE

  • RBI Group
  • Head Office

Elevator Lab has the largest fintech network in CEE

  • Elevator Lab Partnership Program
  • Elevator Lab Challenge
  • Elevator Lab Bootcamp
  • RBI Group
  • Head Office

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About RBI

Raiffeisen Bank International regards Austria, where it is a leading corporate and investment bank, as well as Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as its home market. 13 markets of the region are covered by subsidiary banks. Additionally, the RBI Group comprises numerous other financial service providers, for instance in leasing, asset management or M&A.

Around 47,000 employees service 16.8 million customers through 2,000 business outlets, the by far largest part thereof in CEE. RBI’s shares are listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange. The Austrian Regional Raiffeisen Banks own around 58.8 per cent of the shares, the remainder is in free float.

14 markets in CEE incl. Austria

16.8 million customers

>30 years of success in CEE

CEE Fintech Atlas

Exclusive insights into 19 fintech ecosystems in CEE. This is the most extensive report covering the CEE fintech ecosystem. We provide you with an in-depth look at the latest trends, along with showing expert analysis on the respective countries.

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Hannes Cizek

Hannes Cizek

Head of Group Strategy

Christian Wolf

Head of Strategic Partnerships & Ecosystems
Group Strategy

Istvan Kovacs

Elevator Lab Program Manager

Kristina Kudlickova

Elevator Lab Program Manager

The RBI-Group in CEE

Raiffeisen Bank International AG

152BN €

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Our Partners

The Elevator Lab cooperates with carefully selected partners to help you develop your business model and strategy. These partners are able to give you valuable advice – in areas like networking, marketing, PR, pitching and more – tailored to your specific needs to accelerate your company’s development.