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

4 reasons why we love CEE


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Benefits with RBI

RBI 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 in the region are covered by subsidiary banks, the Group also comprises numerous other financial services providers,
for instance in the field of leasing, asset management, factoring and M&A.

In total, almost 47,000 RBI employees serve 16.7 million customers in more than 2,000 business outlets, the vast majority of which are in CEE. RBI AG shares have been listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange since 2005.

14 markets in CEE incl. Austria

16.7 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.

Get your free CEE Fintech Atlas


Hannes Cizek

Hannes Cizek

Head of Group Strategy

Christian Wolf

Head of Strategic Partnerships & Ecosystems
Group Strategy

Tamara Valdo

Tamara Valdo

Elevator Lab Program Lead

Istvan Kovacs

Elevator Lab Program Manager

Kristina Kudlickova

Elevator Lab Program Manager

Brigitte Polt

Brigitte Polt

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.