Why Corporate Acceleration?

TheVentury has a broad experience in developing IT Solutions and one of the key learnings throughout our corporate engagements is that an essential factor of success for Corporate Innovation is a team that gets the opportunity to keep focus without being distracted by corporate policies and processes.

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.

ELEVATE gives Corporates the opportunity to participate in a cost-cap program that offers 6 months of full focus product development in a field of cutting-edge-technology and a sustainable know-how transfer into the organization to ensure a persistent success.

  • Each batch has a reserved seat for one selected Corporate Team
  • The team will be a part of the program and work right next to some of the most innovative Startups in the Sphere of Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning and Bots. Click here to see Program Details.
  • The Corporate Team gets the same benefits regarding Mentoring and Coaching as the incorporated Startup Teams within the 4,5-month program.
  • Corporate Teams will have access to the ELEVATE Alumni Network.
  • Further consulting in connection with the program will be offered to special conditions.
  • Anybody who is building or planning to build a digital product in the sphere of machine learning, AI and conversational interfaces.
  • Anyone interested in using artificial intelligence, machine learning or conversational interfaces to push their service/product to the next level.
  • Corporates who want to use a bot, artificial intelligence or machine learning as a crucial growth factor.

ELEVATE has a strong focus on developing an early-stage-prototype to product-market-fit and there are a few requirements:

  • you have at least a first prototype or a broad idea
  • your team consists at least of one developer and one marketing-oriented team member
  • it is mandatory that at least one team member can attend the mentoring sessions in Vienna
  • you can also apply if you are an already established corporate that wants to use a bot or associated technologies to grow.
Pre-register now for Batch #4

Our Offer

ELEVATE has many benefits for your project but the most important thing we offer is an amazing 350 hours of real hands-on work by experts. Your team can make leaps of progress or dodge roadblocks in coding or marketing execution by working with our mentors. Where else will you receive 7 full workdays per month of a panel of senior experts working for YOUR business?

  • 140 hours of internal & external coaching in the fields of:
    • Business Modelling & Product development
    • Coding
    • Marketing/growth
    • Legal advice
    • Funding advice
  • 105 hours hands-on marketing/growth hacking by expert
  • 105 hours hands-on coding time by a senior developer

Dates Batch #3

*Dates and Timings are subject to change

KICKOFF Meeting: 09. – 12. October 2018
Meetup #1: 12. – 14. November 2018
Meetup #2: 12. – 14. December 2018
Meetup #3: 17. – 18. January 2019
Meetup #3 & Demo Day: 20. – 21. February 2019

Applications for Batch #4 open January 17th, 2019.

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what we covered in batch #2

*Topics & schedule may be subject to change.

Individual tasks based on the application


Meet the other Startup Teams
Meet your Experts
Business Model & Validation with Valentin Ascherman, INiTS
Work on your Business Model
Evening Event @Business Agency Vienna


Present your Business Model
Roadmap Set-Up with Experts

– 1 Month of Work and execution by your experts –


Show & Tell – Your progress
Pitch Workshop with Juan Guerra, Skills of Life
One on One Sessions

KEYNOTE 1 Bot Development – Life Cycle Mode, Continuous Integration: Jakob Reiter, TheVentury
KEYNOTE 2 Bot Development – Tipps & Tricks, Learnings: Emanuele Capparelli, Heroes.ai

Evening Event: Facebook AI Masterclass by Facebook Developer Circle Vienna


Pitching & Roasting
KEYNOTE 1 Machine Learning & NLP:  Joey Faulkner, rasa.ai
One on One Sessions

KEYNOTE 2 Strategic Roadmap: Thomas Walbert, INiTS
KEYNOTE 3 Technical Roadmap: Markus Krainz, indoors

One on One Sessions

– 1 Month of Work and execution by your experts –


Show & Tell – Your progress

INTRO: Facebook & Messenger Team: Susann Fischer, Facebook & Markus Brunner, Messenger

One on One Sessions

KEYNOTE 1 Experience Sharing: Prashant Pitti, nearGroup
KEYNOTE 2 Experience Sharing: Greg Leuch, Poncho

One on One Sessions

Evening Event: World of Chatbots – The Grand Meetup


KEYNOTE 1 Character Development: Greg Leuch, Poncho
KEYNOTE 2 Chatbot UX: Natalie Korotaeva, craftworks

KEYNOTE 3 Storytelling: Juan Guerra, Skills of Life
KEYNOTE 4 Conversational Design: Lauren Golembiewski, voxable

One on One Sessions

– 1 Month of Work and execution by your experts –


Show & Tell – Your progress
Work on your Pitches
Pitching & Roasting

KEYNOTE 1 Analytics: Klemens Zleptnig, Toni.ai
KEYNOTE 2 Analytics: Tuba Tezer, botanalytics

Working Session Analytics

Evening Event


KEYNOTE 1 Growth Marketing: Adrian Zettl-Singh, TheVentury
KEYNOTE 2 Growth Marketing: Tamir Israely, hackabu

KEYNOTE 3 International Marketing: Nick Stein, Electric Railway
KEYNOTE 4 Growth Hacking: Ben Sufiani, Pirate Skills

One on One Sessions

– 1 Month of Work and execution by your experts –


Show & Tell – Your progress

KEYNOTE 1 Financial Planning: Eva Arh, capital300

Working Session Financials with Eva

Evening Event: Karaoke Night


Pitching & Roasting

KEYNOTE 1 Financials: Patrick Prokesch, i5invest
Intro Financial KPIs: Laurenz Simbruner, PushVentures

Practice your Investor Pitch with Laurenz Simbruner


– 1 Month of Work and execution by your experts –


Show & Tell – Your progress

KEYNOTE 1 Investment Startup Perspective: Markus Krainz, indoors
KEYNOTE 2 Investment Startup Perspective: Artem Goldman, Visabot

One on One Sessions

Evening Event


KEYNOTE 1: Investment Investor Perspective: Lisa Fassl, AAIA
KEYNOTE 2: Investment Investor Perspective: TBA

Q&A with KEYNOTE-holders
Working Session Investment & Funding with your Mentors
PITCHES: Show us what you learned!

– 1 Month of Work and execution by your experts –



Final roasting session

Show & Tell – Your progress
Working Session with your Experts



Get your funding: DEMO DAY with VC involvement

Closing Remarks


– 1 Month of Work and execution by your experts –

You can either chose to further collaborate with TheVentury as your accelerator of choice and be part of a follow-up program with further services, a strong alumni community and a sympathetic ear whenever you need it, or take the gained experiences and a lot of know-how with you to kickstart your bot business on your own!

The Deal

We are happy to support Corporate Teams with our broad experience in consulting and project management within the corporate environment who either see the development of a bot as a crucial growth factor to their existing business model or initiatives that want to be first mover in a rapidly evolving topic.

Corporate Teams get coached and mentored by international experts who have proofed their know-how in the Botspace.

If you want to participate, we are more than happy to discuss the conditions and a concrete set-up for your corporate acceleration.

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