Why Corporate Acceleration?

TheVentury has a broad experience in developing IT and Bot 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 6-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 bot or a bot-related business model within the ecosystem of 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.

Our Offer

ELEVATE has many benefits for your project but the most important thing we offer is an amazing 420 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 9 full workdays per month of a panel of senior experts working for YOUR business?

  • Possibility to use office space
  • Support by University research teams.
  • Goodies from sponsors (free tools and credits)
  • 100 hours of internal & external coaching in the fields of:
    • Business Modelling & Product development
    • Coding
    • Marketing/growth
    • Legal advice
    • Funding advice
  • 160 hours hands-on marketing/growth hacking by expert
  • 160 hours hands-on coding time by a senior developer

Dates Batch #2

*Dates and Timings are subject to change

KICKOFF Meeting: 23 & 24 November
Meetup #1: 14 & 15 December
Meetup #2: 18 & 19 January
Meetup #3: 15 & 16 February
Meetup #4: 15 & 16 March
Meetup #5: 19 & 20 April
Meetup #6 & Demo Day: 24 & 25 May

Missed out on the ELEVATE application this time?

Keep a look out for Batch #3 application in June 2018

what we covered in batch #1

*Topics & schedule may be subject to change.

Individual tasks based on the application


Meet the other Startup Teams
Meet your Experts
Business Model with WhatAVenture
Work on your Business Model
Evening Event


Present your Business Model
Roadmap Set-Up with Experts

– 1 Month of Work and execution by your experts –


Show & Tell – Your progress
Keynote: LAW & Bots by bpv Hügel

KEYNOTE 1 Product Development: Barbara Ondrisek, Chatbotsagency
KEYNOTE 2 Product Development: Valentin Aschermann, INiTS

Working Session Product Development with your Mentors
Evening Event


KEYNOTE 1 Bots & Law: Dr. Sonja Dürager, bpvHügel
KEYNOTE 2 Platform & Tech:  Christoph Auer-Welsbach, IBM Watson
KEYNOTE 3 Platform & Tech: Rina Ahmed, Microsoft BotFramework

Work with your Experts – Product Development
Show & Tell – Product Development

– 1 Month of Work and execution by your experts –


Show & Tell – Your progress

KEYNOTE 1 Platform & Tech: Gregor Jarisch, EDDI
KEYNOTE 2 Platform & Tech: David Pichsenmeister, oratio

Working Session: Platform & Tech with your mentors
Evening Event


Work with your Experts – Pitching & Roasting session

– 1 Month of Work and execution by your experts –


Show & Tell – Your progress

KEYNOTE 1 Testing & Analytics: Ilker Köksal, Botanalytics
KEYNOTE 2 Testing & Analytics: Emanuele Capparelli, Heroes

Working Session Testing & Analytics with your Mentors
Evening Event


Hacking: Testing & Analytics

KEYNOTE 3 Testing & Analytics: David Mann, Agentur Volk
Working Session Testing & Analytics with your Mentors

– 1 Month of Work and execution by your experts –


Show & Tell – Your progress

KEYNOTE 1: Growth Hacks: Yannick Khayati, Trigger

Working Session Growth Hacking with your Mentors


Expert Sessions GROWTH
Work with your Experts – GROWTH

– 1 Month of Work and execution by your experts –


Show & Tell – Your progress

KEYNOTE 1 Investment & Pitch: Martin Kjaeer, Speedinvest
KEYNOTE 2 Investment & Pitch: Lisa Fassl, AAIA

Working Sessions Pitchtraining
Wrap-Up & Prep Day 2
Evening Event


KEYNOTE 1: Growth @ Poncho: Greg Leuch, Poncho
KEYNOTE 2: Investment & Funding: Markus Krainz, indoo.rs

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 with INiTS & primeCROWD

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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