Elevator Lab: Raiffeisen Bank Albania successfully finalizes the CEE region’s fintech acceleration program


Tirana, 1 June 2018



Raiffeisen Bank Albania successfully concluded the Elevator Lab challenge. Elevator Lab is an accelerated program of Raiffeisen Bank International Group for fintechs and startups which was presented on June 2017.  Experience from the first round of the virtual accelerator program "Elevator Lab" has shown that the cooperation between the start-ups and RBI benefits both sides. 


This year RBI Group wanted to put a special focus on the Fintech ecosystems in CEE and Raiffeisen Bank Albania joined this program. The winner of this challenge was awarded Symmetric, a company that received the price of 5,000EUR as well as the "Wild Card" for the semi-final of the group-wide "Elevator Lab" and thus have the chance to make it to the finals of the TOP 15 in Vienna in September 2018.


"We are very pleased to give fintechs in Albania the opportunity to participate in this program and this was a good start. I would like to especially thank all the participants and assure them that all ideas were welcomed and given the appropriate evaluation. I wish the winners further success. " said Mr. Canacaris, Chief Executive Officer of Raiffeisen Bank in his speech.


Raffeisen Bank Albania is in continuous digital transformation and will always support technology projects help improve the service to our customers.