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Elevator Lab Local Challenge – Open Hours

May 24, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm UTC+0

Are you a later-stage startup looking to access the largest fintech accelerator in CEE? Apply now for a 1-to-1 session with Florin Boldescu and Catalin Chirieac from Raiffeisen Bank, to discover how you can enter the race for the EUR 7k cash prize and a wild card to the accelerator.


About the session

The Open Hours are a great opportunity to present your startup, get relevant feedback from an industry professional and discover if you are the right fit for the Elevator Lab Local Challenge.


Elevator Lab Challenge is a local fintech selection program organized by Raiffeisen Bank Romania in partnership with TechHub Bucharest. The program is open to international, later-stage startups, with existing fintech solutions and products in the fields of advanced analytics, regtech, corporate banking, investing & trading tech, new branch experience or open banking. The winners of the local challenge will receive 7,000 EUR cash prizes, a trip to Vienna for pitch training and a wild card to the last selection round of the Elevator Lab accelerator program.

Florin Boldescu is the Chief Digital Transformation Officer at Raiffeisen Bank Romania. He has an extensive experience in banking & telecom industries and he’s been with Raiffeisen Bank for the past 10 years. Working on digital transformation projects throughout the Raiffeisen Bank International Group, he has a 360 view over the CEE markets in terms of business & innovation. Florin is an innovation seeker & he always enjoys a good chat about the latest trends & news from the always changing and effervescent environment of startups.

Catalin Chirieac is the Head of Digital Banking for private individuals at Raiffeisen Bank Romania. He is specialized in online banking services, identifying and promoting digital initiatives, within and outside of the organization, in order to enhance customers’ digital experience and the commercial value proposition. He’s one those guys keeping up with technology trends and regulatory changes.


About the Elevator Lab Accelerator

Elevator Lab is Raiffeisen Bank International’s (RBI) group-wide accelerator program, first launched in June 2017. With a potential access to 14 different markets, Elevator Lab is already the largest corporate fintech accelerator in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). This year, RBI Group puts a special focus on the fintech ecosystem in CEE.


The Schedule

Our guest will be around on Thursday, May 24th, between 10:30 and 13:30. There are 6 slots available (30 minutes each) that you can book online here. After the registration, a selection will be made based on the best compatibility with the program, and you will receive a final confirmation of your reservation.


To make sure you get the most out of this meeting, we recommend you:

  • Check out all the details about the Elevator Local Lab Challenge
  • Have your elevator pitch ready so you can tell your company’s story in the shortest possible timeframe
  • Write down a list of questions you’d like to get answered


May 24, 2018
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
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