Timeline

In the initial stage an internal selection process will be conducted to identify the best startups 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 Demo Day, 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.

Current status

Selection phase

Timeline

Application phase

24 April – 2 June 2019

Remote video pitches

12 – 13 September 2019

  • Pitches of the semi finalist startups via Skype call
  • Semi finalist startups include the 8 wild card winners from the Elevator Lab Challenges
  • Selection of the finalist startups
Finalist Days in Vienna

14 – 18 October 2019

  • Finalist pitches
  • Mentor’s get to know the startups and their technology
  • 1:1 mentor – startup sessions focusing on PoC building
  • Final selection of winner startups
  • Winner ceremony
  • Onboarding of the winners
  • Acceleration starts with 18 October 2019 until 5 March 2020 (monthly on-site weeks for 2-3 days)
Kick-off days in Vienna

12 – 14 November 2019

  • Get to know RBI
  • PoC progress evaluation
  • 1:1 mentor – startup sessions focusing on PoC validation & building
Acceleration days in Vienna and CEE

10 – 12 December 2019

  • Expert workshop
  • PoC progress evaluation
  • 1:1 mentor – startup sessions focusing on PoC execution
Pilot project polishing days in Vienna and CEE

21 – 23 January 2020

  • Expert workshop
  • 1:1 mentor – startup sessions focusing on PoC execution
Second pilot project polishing days in Vienna and CEE

11 – 13 February 2020

  • Expert workshop
  • 1:1 mentor – startup sessions focusing on PoC execution
  • Pilot project building & evaluation
Demo Day Week

3 – 5 Mar 2020
Official presentation of the PoC projects in front of internal and external guests

Demo Day 2018
Demo Day in Vienna
Demo Day in Vienna

Application phase closed on 2 June 2019

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