Our PartnershipProgram

Our partnership program is offering later-stage fintech startups support in developing unique pilot projects: Develop your proof of concept, gain access to real customer data and work in close collaboration with leading banking experts across the CEE region. Get the chance to become a partner of Raiffeisen Bank International Group!

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Your Benefits from the Partnership Program

If you are looking for an equity-free program for fintechs and banking that offers you insights into current developments by banking experts in CEE, you should consider joining our Elevator Lab Partnership Program. We fund you in our intensive 4-month program organized by RBI and its subsidiary banks in CEE. Find out more about the benefits you can gain from our fintech Partnership Program:

Pilot project

To develop your product further we test it in the real-life banking environment (access to the RBI API Marketplace & real clients) in the course of a pilot project with the most promising fintechs.

Support of experienced mentors

Our mentors come from a wide range of business areas within RBI Group and are top experts in their fields. They are supporting fintech expansion by sharing their expertise, giving strategic support and providing critical feedback. Additionally, external mentors are contributing with their specific know-how.

Dedicated PoC Fund

The pilot projects are funded by a dedicated Proof of Concept fund. In addition, we cover travel and accommodation (flight & hotel) for up to two people per fintech

All the benefits

What we are looking for in 2021

We are looking for startups, with proven innovative fintech products and technologies. Elevator Lab aims to jointly develop scalable business cases and enables international growth.

Digital Customer Acquisition and Financial Literacy Track

1. Digital Customer Acquisition

  • Creative strategies and approaches for customer acquisition, beyond banking co-services etc.
  • Enabler for customer referral programs, giveaway promotions, small-scale influencer referral campaigns
  • Tools for better understanding of customer behavior e.g. A/B testing, heat map tool etc.
  • Gamification tools: e.g. “gamifying” the personal creation process during onboarding

2. Financial Health/ Literacy

  • Literacy for children/young people: tools and services parents can use
  • Gamification strategies for financial literacy
  • Product, services, tools to help customers spend wisely, build savings, borrow responsibly etc.
  • ESG: Enabling spending money in responsible/climate positive way

hosted by

Raiffeisen Bank Bulgaria

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Engaging Mini Apps in Banking application Track

  • CX improving widgets and applications
  • Innovative mobile banking functionalities for new and existing clients
  • Solutions for increasing time spent and frequency of use of mobile banking

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ESG in Agriculture: Cross-Industry Partnership Program

  • Innovative ways/ solutions to develop more resilient crops to tackle increasing climate change matters (considering the new EU Regulations related to subsidies)
  • Blockchain, IOT, ML solutions/ tools for self-audit of the CO2 profiling and automated issuing of the Green Certificates (GC) and transforming GC into subsidies
  • Technologies that experiment with "end-of-life“ solutions/ alternatives for exploiting, transforming, or reducing farm waste
  • Knowledge-sharing platforms for farmers with Data Collection features on ESG impact (CO2 footprint) to acquire and encourage customers to apply/ use nonconventional direct marketing approaches and Beyond Banking co-services

hosted by

Raiffeisen Bank Romania   

  • Applications open!
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Any questions?


If you have any questions about the fintech Partnership Program, are considering to apply or wondering if this is the right program for you – please have a look at our FAQs first:

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