Work with the brightest minds in the business to take your bot from prototype to product-market-fit in 6 months!

We picked 5 teams to join the ELEVATE program in Vienna, Austria. And we can tell you – they are awesome!
Batch #1 kicks off with quite an international turnout: we welcome teams from Vienna, Munich, Hong Kong and Mumbai!
At our Kick-Off Event on March 17th and 18th, the teams met their mentors and coaches, and  also started working on and refining their business models.
During these intense two days, we had the first opportunity to get to know the creative minds behind the great Bot ideas
– and we think you should meet them too!

IconicBot is a Fan Management Tool for public figures like artists, musicians, athletes, TV personalities, social media influencers and more. It helps them to distribute and analyse content and monetize their bot efforts. It offers engagement and monetization tools for Facebook Messenger and therewith connects page owners and fans in just a few seconds.

Jingle brings consumers and retailers together for the sale of a physical product. It helps local retailers expand their product reach to the internet while relieving them of the fuss involved in building and maintaining an e-commerce platform. Jingle enables them to target a wider audience and to support their offline sales with a professional online presence.

ExiCalc is designed for entrepreneurs that want to create an app or a bot. It guides customers through the process of deciding on the different requirements and matches him with the perfect developer. It takes the customer through the different options, encourages to think about extended services such as analytics and attribution and creates a cost estimate.

Toni is a personal assistant that gives you information about the games of the major European football leagues, including Premier League (England), 1. Deutsche Bundesliga (Germany), Primera División (Spain) and many more. He can send daily roundups of games or previews, as well as live notifications during games. He might also give you a hint on which team he thinks will win ;)

Sellly sells your used stuff for you. People often don’t want to bother with selling their stuff on their own, then keep it and eventually even throw it away. The bot automates the selling process to create a convenient solution that is affordable and scalable. Selly will make sustainability more convenient.

What they can expect?

Weekly office hours, face-to-face meetings with mentors and coaches, hands-on execution in coding, marketing & growth hacking and monthly Meetups with the brightest minds in the bot scene!

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Missed out on the Elevate Program this time?

Applications for Batch #2 will open on June 30th, 2017. Stay tuned!

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Why is ELEVATE awesome?

ELEVATE combines TheVentury's expertise of building, marketing and scaling startups with hands-on tech know-how of designing, building and marketing bots into one acceleration program. ELEVATE's motto is“Acceleration Through Execution”! We think the best way to accelerate early-stage-startups is hands-on support to develop an amazing product that works for its users.

You get hands-on time from experts:

Get 160 hours of hands-on marketing & growth hacking support from our experts

Get 160 hours of hands-on coding support from senior developers

Get 100 hours of coaching & mentoring by international top experts

Go from prototype to product-market-fit in 6 months!

And Resources:

5,000€ for travel expenses, formation of company, etc.

Possibility to use office space

Support in building your pitch deck, coaching and pitch training

And even more:

Support by University research teams

Contacts to investors

Contacts to corporates in your relevant field

Goodies from our sponsors

In return for all the services above, we usually take 8% equity. This guarantees our interest and commitment to your startup and your success. However, we are happy to come up with a different solution to suit your circumstances. Get in touch at elevate[at] and tell us about your situation.

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Work with amazing Mentors & Coaches like...

Amir Shevat

Christoph Auer-Welsbach

Greg Leuch

Peter Buchroithner

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Please don't hesitate to contact us at any time if:

  • You're a startup and want to talk about the equity deal and other options
  • You want to become a sponsor or otherwise involved in ELEVATE
  • You want to become a mentor, coach or expert
  • You've got some valuable feedback

Elevate for corporates

To get a minimum viable product out there earliest possible is an approach that is mostly lived within the Startup ecosystem but can be the crucial factor for a successful product launch in the corporate world as well.

Are you a corporate interested in sending a team to participate in Elevate?