Your Benefits with us

Elevator Lab offers your fintech a wide range of benefits. Please find below the full list of all benefits.

Pilot project

To develop your product further we test it in the real-life banking environment (IT sandbox & real clients!) in the course of a pilot project with the most promising fintechs.

Support of over 150 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. Find out more about our mentors here.

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.

The Elevator Lab formula

Time is money. As a startup, you know this best. This is why we set up Elevator Lab as a fintech accelerator: a 4-month program that stands for a structured and effective fintech onboarding process within the bank. Check out the timeline for the Elevator Lab Program 2019/20.

Exposure to executives and external investors

Expand your network in a cross-industry manner but also get introduced to international investors.

Get the knowledge for the CEE markets

The CEE region is fast-growing and dynamic. With more than 30 years of experience in our CEE markets, we have a deep understanding of the region. While collaborating with RBI Group in our fintech accelerator, you get access to new markets and gain valuable learnings about the CEE banking market. Moreover, you can expand your knowledge in 1:1 sessions with our experienced mentors who are experts in their fields.

IT Sandbox

You will have access to our IT Sandbox. Get a first impression with our API developer portals in Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia.

Equity free

The program is equity free. Though if you are interested in an investment during the program, we can discuss investment options on an individual basis. Find out more about our venture capital activities here.

Elevator Lab has the largest fintech network in CEE

  • RBI Group
  • Head office

Elevator Lab has the largest fintech network in CEE

  • Elevator Lab Challenge
  • Elevator Lab Bootcamp
  • RBI Group
  • Head office

4 reasons why we love the CEE-Market


potential costumers


GDP grow in CEE market in 2017⁽¹⁾


PE & VC investment in 2017⁽²⁾


estimated size of the fintech market in CEE ⁽³⁾

Application phase closed on 2 June 2019



Curious about the structure of Elevator Lab program 2019/20? Check it out!

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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:

FAQ Partnership Program