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Call for Startups to Apply for Elevator Lab Challenge South-East Europe and compete for awards

Raiffeisen Bank invite all interested startups to apply to Elevator Lab Challenge South-East Europe. The participants will gain an opportunity to present their innovations and latest fintech solutions to startup ecosystem and industry experts.

Applications are open from 11.10.2021. and will conclude on14.11.2021. 

Elevator lab challenge South-East Europe is a regional fintech startup competition organized around 5 categories, open to participants from the entire Western Balkans region, along with, Croatia and Slovenia.

Interested candidates may apply to participate in one of the following 5 categories:

1. Retail & SME banking

2. Advanced Analytics & Artificial Intelligence

3. Payments and Transaction Processing

4. Large Corporates & Institutional Clients

5. ESG Solutions

The semi-finals will be held online this year and will be category-based instead of location-based, and will unfold in late November - early December. 

The best startups in each category will each receive 5.000€ and will also have the opportunity to present their ideas to the Raiffeisen Bank board of directors in their country.

Elevator Lab Challenge South-East Europe will conclude with a gala event where the winning startups will have the opportunity to present their business to an audience, as well as a panel of experts, and compete for an additional 10. 000€.An added, and arguably even more important award for the regional winner is the opportunity to present at the international Elevator Lab Demo Day in March/April of 2022.

You can apply to participate in the Elevator Lab Challenge South-East Europe on the following link:  APPLY NOW!

After applying, startups will go through a selection process conducted by a panel of experts, comprised of Raiffeisen Bank executives and successful entrepreneurs and investors from the region.

Elevator Lab Challenge South-East Europe is organized by five Raiffeisen Banks*. 

More information on the competition, conditions for participation and awards are available at the following link:

*Legal names of the banks: Raiffeisenbank Austria d.d, Raiffeisen banka a.d, Raiffeisen Bank Kosovo Sh.A, Raiffeisen Bank Sh.A, Raiffeisen BANK dd Bosna i Hercegovina