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Elevator Lab Bootcamp Friendly Demo Night

Join us to see the final pitches of the fintech startups that are part of the Elevator Lab Bootcamp. RSVP here to save your front row spot on June 12, starting at 18:30!

 

About the event

Elevator Lab Bootcamp 2019 ends with the fintech startups showcasing their products on stage in front of a panel of industry professionals, startup founders and investors.

During the Bootcamp, founding teams in their first stage of development have received a quick intro into the startup world from experienced mentors who are actual startup founders. They learned how to validate their startup idea, what it takes to implement the customer and business development process, what are the startup legal mechanics, and how to tailor and deliver their startup pitch.

We will also have a discussion with about what are the opportunities & challenges on building a fintech startup in Romania with Cristi Barladeanu, CEO & founder ThinkOut and Daniel Nicolescu, Managing Partner & Co-Founder at SymphoPay.

 

Startups

Startups

  1. Advicely Disrupting credit brokerage
  2. Financial Aggregator Helping startups and entrepreneurs manage their money
  3. FinPlay Best Gamified Financial Education
  4. Libero Interviews, understands the customer behaviour and previous history in order to evaluate banks’ risks
  5. Grafeli Agile Collections Software
  6. Matrix F. Your digital financial controller
  7. Perce Automate your personal finance
  8. RegFiX Helps banks fulfill financial regulations
  9. Vestinda Wealth management marketplace platform

 

Event agenda

18:30 – 18:50 Registration

18:50 – 19:00 Welcoming note

19:00 – 20:20 Pitches. All the Elevator Lab startups will showcase their products on stage (5 minutes presentation + 1 minutes Q&A)

20:20 20:50 Fireside chat with Cristi Barladeanu CEO & founder ThinkOut and Daniel Nicolescu, Managing Partner & Co-Founder at SymphoPay

20:50 – 21:00 Announcing the winners of the Elevator Lab Bootcamp that will join the Digital Entrepreneurship Summer Program 2019

21:00 – 21:30 Networking

 

The Jury

Vlad Stanilescu, Chief Digital Officer, Raiffeisen Bank Romania

Eliza Gheorghe, Head of PI Segments, Raiffeisen Bank Romania

Mihai Lazar, Manager Capital Markets, Raiffeisen Bank Romania

Alin Neacsu, Corporate Banking Director, Raiffeisen Bank Romania

Istvan Kovacs, Fintech Partnerships Manager, Raiffeisen Bank International

Daniel Dragomir, Co-Founder, TechHub Bucharest

Liviu Cadariu, Event Manager, TechHub Bucharest

 

About Elevator Lab

Elevator Lab Bootcamp is an educational program aimed at helping aspiring entrepreneurs understand what it takes to build a fintech startup and how they can turn their fintech startup idea into an MVP (minimum viable product). The Bootcamp is part of the largest corporate fintech partnership program in Central and Eastern Europe, Elevator Lab, created by Raiffeisen Bank International.

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Can you be the founder of the next big fintech startup?

This event is for all professionals in the financial sector with an interest in technology, aspiring entrepreneurs that are looking for opportunities in fintech and founders of fintech startups. RSVP here to confirm your seat for April 17, starting at 18:30!

 

About the event

The purpose of this meetup is to help you:

  1. Discover how to come up with great ideas that can change the financial world
  2. See the opportunities that will help you validate your fintech idea and turn it into a startup
  3. Network with like-minded people from the fintech community

 

Event agenda  

  • 18:30 – 19:00 –  Registration
  • 19:00 – 19:40 –  How to come up with fintech startup ideas investors are looking for today Cristian Munteanu Managing Partner at Early Game Ventures

The financial industry is ripe for disruption but not every startup founder comes with a background in banking, payments or trading. However, don’t let this fact be discouraging! Your experience from other industries can bring a fresh perspective to the table.

This year Early Game Ventures led a 650k Euro investment round in Romanian fintech startup SymphoPay, the middleware platform that adds marketing capabilities and analytics to all existing POS devices turning them into actual computers.

  • 19:40 – 20:00 – How can Elevator Lab Bootcamp help you validate and develop you fintech startup ideaVlad Stanilescu Chief Digital Officer at Raiffeisen Bank

Elevator Lab Bootcamp is an educational program aimed at helping aspiring entrepreneurs understand what it takes to build a fintech startup and how they can turn their fintech startup idea into an MVP. Vlad will address any questions regarding the program.

  • 20:00 – 21:00 – Drinks and networking

 

About our speakers

Cristian Munteanu is the Founder and Managing Partner of Early Game Ventures. He is a tech entrepreneur with a marketing and creative background, a Certified Professional Scrum Master I, a PhocusWright scholar, a skydiver, wingsuit flyer, BASE jumper, Porsche fan, anime lover, Starcraft player.

Vlad Stanilescu is Chief Digital Officer (CDO) at Raiffeisen Bank Romania. Vlad is part of digital transformation initiatives in banking and leader in Product Management, IT and Telecom Engineering/Operations and Customer Experience areas. At all times he is looking to generate meaningful improvements and to challenge the status quo.

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Opportunities in Fintech

Join us to discuss the regional fintech ecosystem and what are the areas that require innovation. RSVP here to save your front row spot on April 2, starting 19:00!

 

About the event

During the panel, we will review the financial areas that required innovation and how fintech startups can solve these problems. We will then look at how can a startup leverage the partnership with an established player to kick start its operations and share some best practices in working with financial institutions.

You will also get an overview of who are the key fintech players in the Central and Eastern European region and of course, who are the actors that should get engaged in the fintech ecosystem innovation process.

 

About the speakers

Maximilian Schausberger is Head of Fintech Partnerships at Raiffeisen Bank International and is responsible for the two fintech partnership programs, Elevator Lab and Elevator Ventures. These two programs enable RBI to work with innovative start-up companies in the financial sector and to offer RBI customers the best fintech solutions. By actively approaching these companies, RBI positions itself as an attractive partner in Central and Eastern Europe and offers fintech companies a platform to grow in this region. He is a fintech fan from day one and a frequent speaker at international fintech conferences.  

Tudor Stanciu is a fintech and legaltech community builder, through initiatives like Fintech Camp and Bucharest Legal Hackers. Currently, he is a co-founder of Digital 2 Law, a project focused on providing independent legal/tax experts with a sustainable and predictable path of growing their practices.

Vlad Stanilescu is Chief Digital Officer (CDO) at Raiffeisen Bank Romania, part of digital transformation initiatives in banking and leader in Product Management, IT and Telecom Engineering/Operations and Customer Experience areas. At all times looking to generate meaningful improvements and challenge the status quo.

 

Event agenda

  • 19:00 – 19:30 Registration
  • 19:30 – 19:40 Welcome by Vlad Stanilescu, CDO Raiffeisen Bank Romania
  • 19:40 – 20:30 Discussion with Maximilian Schausberger, moderated by Tudor Stanciu
  • 20:30 20:50 Q&A session
  • 20:50 – 21:30 Networking

 

Registration

RSVP here to confirm your attendance to Opportunities in Fintech.

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Open Banking Open Hours – Fintech Month

Want to get expert advice on the PSD2 directive for your startup? Apply now for a 1-to-1 session with Raiffeisen Bank professionals.

 

About the session

As part of the Fintech Month initiative organised by Raiffeisen Bank and TechHub Bucharest, entrepreneurs that are developing fintech startup using the benefits brought by the PSD2 directive can apply for expert advice on how to proper implement an open banking solution.

 

Madalina Stegarescu is a banking professional with more than 10 years of experience in Raiffeisen Bank. Starting 2018, she’s a Product Owner inside the Raiffeisen Bank Open Banking project, covering both regulatory implementation of the Payment Services Directive (PSD2) and new innovative services for customers. She’s also experienced in saving & transactions products development, risk analysis and customer support, now working on creating a new digital experience for customers.

 

Catalin Chirieac is the Head of Digital Banking Services for Private Individuals. 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.

 

The Schedule

Our guests will be around on Wednesday, September 26, between 10:00 and 12:30. There are 5 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 firm 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 Raiffeisen Bank
  • Have your elevator pitch ready so you can tell your company’s story in the shortest possible time frame
  • Write down a list of questions you’d like to get answered

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Fintechs for Financial Inclusion – Fintech Month

Could fintechs be the solution for financial inclusion? RSVP here to save your spot for September 18 starting 18:30!

 

About the event

Join us to discuss how untapped markets can be reached and how newcomers and innovators can begin to think way early in the development of their digital products a model that will benefit people currently with limited or no access to financial services.

During the evening we will have 3 fintech startups present how they are improving the way people learn to be more financially conscious, how students can access higher education without the need to worry about money and how we can run our house better when living together with other people.

 

About the speakers

Gonzalo is the CEO at OpSeeker. He studied Financial Economics (graduating with a Double Major and Magna Cum Laude), did a Master in Management at ESCP and worked as a trader on Wall Street. After a brief experience in UBS London, he realised that he was not made for the corporate world and that he needed to change the way the Financial System was treating the average investor. After he met the right people he founded OpSeeker!

Lino is the Co-founder and COO at Quotanda. Lino’s prior experience included work with the Coca-Cola Company in a Strategic Project Unit. At Coke, Lino managed key projects for the improvement of the Cold Business Unit in Spain and Portugal in the bottling companies. During his engineering degree, Lino worked in Iberdrola S.A. in the Environmental, Innovation & R&D Management Unit. His prior experience includes Sustainable Development research at the National Taipei University of Technology in Taiwan.

Melania is a Product Engineer at âcasă. In 2014, Melania co-founded a startup in the fashion industry. Even though it failed, Melania won the award for Most Influential Woman Founder at the final stage of the Central European Startup Awards 2015. In 2015, she also won the prestigious Anita Borg scholarship from Google for excellency in technology and leadership. In 2016, she was accepted for an internship at Google Zurich, in the Youtube team. Since 2015, Melania leads Lean in Cluj, the only active Lean In circle in Romania, dedicated to encourage women in their professional endeavours.

 

About the startups

OpSeeker is the first financial coach that uses Behavioral Economics and AI in order to prepare young individuals to have money for a lifetime. The problem is clear: if we do not start investing for the long-term our society will experience a social and economic crisis as it has never seen before. Millennials can be the first generation with a worse life than their parents if we do not start changing their mentality in regards to money management. OpSeeker serves as an auto-correct for the brain, it works on those cognitive errors and emotional biases that we all have in order to prevent us to make the mistakes that we are wired to make due to our human nature. This way we can have a way better financial life without much effort!

Quontanda is a white-label lending as a service (LaaS) platform that enables organizations (schools, lenders, foundations, and government agencies) globally to quickly launch and efficiently manage student financing programs to make education more affordable. The company has multiple international awards, including Metlife Inclusion Plus Award and the European Commission (SME Instrument). Quotanda has been invested by Startupbootcamp and Access Ventures (a social impact venture fund in the US).

âcasă aims to build foundational technology that runs the home, so the world can live better, together. They put bills, people and payments into one place: a unified, frictionless and deeply integrated platform that will bring the home into the digital age. Setting up takes less than 4 minutes and with âcasă each person directly pays their share of the bills, so no one needs to front all the cash. Ultimately, we will create the ability to ‘log-in’ and ‘log-out’ of any home, anywhere in the world. With a single click.

 

Agenda

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Regional Fintech Opportunities

Are there any opportunities for fintech startups in our region? RSVP here to save your spot and see how the life of a fintech entrepreneur is on September 11 starting 18:30!

 

About the event

Join us to see what ups and downs need fintech entrepreneurs from 3 countries to overcome, and what is their motivation to go further.

During the evening we will have 3 fintech startups present how they help people get easy access to money and make a smart investment, how farmers can get a finance for their fertilizers, seeds, chemicals, etc. and pay after harvest, or how they can help SMEs see how their financial situation looks like and plan their future actions and investments. 

The panel will be moderated by Oana Cosman, Online Editor @start-up.ro.

 

About the speakers and their startups

Pavel Novac is the CTO of Fagura, a P2P Lending Marketplace and General Manager at SensMedia, an IT outsourcing company. He studied Computer Science at Technical University of Moldova. After 5 years of experience in online media, 4 years ago he founded SensMedia, a team of qualified engineers that build web and mobile applications for media, advertising and fintech industries and also starting 2 internal statups: Zazzymail.com and DataMinerio. In the beginning of 2018, his team started to build the IT platform of Fagura, a P2P lending marketplace that connecting people looking for loans at a lower interest rate than the financial market and investors interested in a more consistent returns than bank deposits.

Mehmet Memecan, the CEO of Tarfin, is on a mission to help Turkey’s substantial agricultural population access affordable financing for all of their farms’ needs. He is the founder of Tarfin, the country’s first tech-based financing platform for the agricultural sector. After he graduated Georgetown University, Mehmet was busy overseeing the global trade of fertilizers at one of the world’s top trading companies.

Cristi Bârlădeanu is a Co-Founder and CEO of ThinkOut,  the online platform that delivers financial analysis and forecasting for SMEs in just a few minutes, based on the transaction history from their bank accounts.

 

Agenda

 

RSVP here and to save your front row place!

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Elevator Lab Challenge – Demo Night

The finalists of the Elevator Lab Challenge will be showcasing their fintech solutions for a chance to win the 7000 € cash prizes. RSVP here to save your front row place on June 28, starting 6:30 PM!

 

About the event

During the evening we will have 6 fintech startups take the stage to present their product in order to get early feedback from a panel of industry experts and an informed and interested audience while competing for the Elevator Lab Challenge prizes.

The winning team will receive a 5000 € cash prize, a WILD CARD for the last selection round of the RBI Group’s acceleration program Elevator Lab and a trip to Vienna for a pitch training before the last selection round. The jury will also select the local hero team that will be awarded a 2000 € cash prize.

While the jury deliberates the winning teams, you will learn more about Early Game Ventures (EGV), a new Romanian venture fund that focuses on investing in early-stage startups represented by Radu Stoicoviciu in a fireside chat moderated by Oana Cosman, Online Editor @start-up.ro.

Here are the finalists:

1.          Argentum

2.         Confidas

3.         FINQware

4.         GrowU

5.         Instant Factoring

6.         SleekBill

7.         Stockberry

8.         ThinkOUT

 

Agenda

  • 18:30 – 19:00 Participants arrival
  • 19:00 – 19:20 Presenting Elevator Lab by Florin Boldescu
  • 19:20 – 20:20 Pitches. The Romanian fintech startups are showcasing their product: 5 min pitch + 3 min Q&A
  • 20:20 – 20:40 Introducing Early Game Ventures (EGV), by Radu Stoicoviciu, Partner at EGV (Fireside chat moderated by Oana Cosman)
  • 20:40 – 20:45 Announcing the winners
  • 20:45 – 21:30 Networking

 

Meet the jury

 

About Elevator Lab

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.

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.

 

About Early Game Ventures

Early Game Ventures (EGV) is an early-stage venture capital firm harnessing the technical talent in Central Eastern Europe – EGV recruits regionally (in Central and Eastern Europe) and invest locally (in Romania). Our philosophy is quite straightforward: we invest at the earliest stages in companies whose founders have vested interests, are coachable and address big markets. If the opportunity is real, we prefer to be the first institutional investor in such startups.

EGV is also running a concierge accelerator, taking in only 5 or 6 startups per year for a very intensive and tailor-made 3 months program.

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The right startup choices: finding your co-founder, building the product & getting investment

Come and learn from experienced entrepreneurs how to build a startup that is right for you. RSVP here to save your spot on June 19, starting 6:30 PM!

 

About the event

We have invited 3 entrepreneurs to share with us how they have found their co-founder, how they’ve build their team and what it takes to build a successful product and bring an investment into the company. All of our guests have participated in a startup accelerator, so this is good opportunity to learn the advantages of taking part in an accelerator and how to reach one.

You will also learn more about Elevator Lab, the largest corporate fintech accelerator in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), organised by Raiffeisen Bank International’s (RBI).

 

Agenda

 

About the speakers

Ciprian Borodescu is the Co-founder & CEO at Appticles.com – a multi-channel mobile publishing platform that helps digital publishers of all sizes (professional bloggers, newspapers or magazines) to better reach and engage their mobile users.

Adrian Fako is the CEO at Accelerole, a mobile first learning management system that helps your team become better and be more engaged with your content.

Camil Moldoveanu is the CEO & Co-founder at Reflex, the company that enables the physiotherapy patients to finish recovery at home, increasing the clinic’s profit and revenue by using a wearable solution that can sense and track the exercises.

Cristian Munteanu is a tech entrepreneur turned VC. He is a Managing Partner at Interplay Venture Capital, an early-stage VC fund backed by the EIF.

Florin Boldescu is the Chief Digital Transformation Officer at Raiffeisen Bank. He is the digital driver in Raiffeisen Bank Romania. He has an extensive experience in banking & telecom industries and he’s been with Raiffeisen Bank for the past 10 years.

 

About Elevator Lab Challenge

Elevator Lab Challenge is a local fintech selection program organized by Raifeissen 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.

 

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.

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Elevator Lab Local Challenge – Open Hours

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 on 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, June 14, between 10:00 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 time frame
  • Write down a list of questions you’d like to get answered

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Elevator Lab Local Challenge – Open Hours

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

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