Our Offer

What Acceleration through Execution means to us:
- Hands-on support building your product, marketing & business strategy by our team
- A co-founder & can-do mindset from all of us at TheVentury

You get hands-on time from experts:

Internal & external coaching in the fields of:

  • Customer Development
  • Lean Canvas
  • Product development
  • Growth Marketing & Sales
  • Legal
  • Fundraising & Investor Relations
  • Financial Planning
  • Pitching & Storytelling

A dedicated developer from our team, working hands-on with you on your product

A dedicated growth marketer from our team, working hands-on with you on your marketing strategy

And resources

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

Possibility to use office space @weXelerate, CEE’s biggest startup hub

Branding & Design work

And more

Support by University research teams

Contacts to investors in relevant field

Contacts to corporates in your relevant field

Goodies from sponsors & partners (free tools and credits have in the past included: FBStart from Facebook, Amazon Activate, f6s Alpha Card, etc.)

Dates Batch #4*

*Dates and Timings are subject to change

KICKOFF Bootcamp: 7. – 10. May 2019
  • Validation as a science
  • Applying lean
  • Hackathon
Bootcamp #1: 13. – 14. June 2019
  • Product Development
  • Growth Hacking / Pirate Metrics / AAARRR
  • User Experience & Legal
Bootcamp #2: 17. – 18. July 2019
  • Pitch Training & Storytelling
  • Financials
  • Fundraising & Investor Relations
Bootcamp #3: 22. – 23. August 2019
  • HR
  • Mentors’ Day
Bootcamp #4 & Demo Day: 18. – 19. September 2019
  • Pitch Training & Fine-Tuning
  • Demo Day

The Deal

We take 8% equity in return for all the services above.
This guarantees our interest and commitment to your startup and your success.
If you want to participate, but your circumstances don’t allow for an equity deal, well you can just pay for the program too.

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What is ELEVATE?

ELEVATE is an acceleration program for startups working on AI & ML solutions (with the specific focus on conversational interfaces & image recognition). The goal is to take your product from prototype to product-market-fit in 5 months by offering intensive hands-on coaching, programming & growth hacking support.

Don’t hesitate to ask!

If you still have any unanswered questions after reading through the program details, don’t forget to check the FAQs or contact us for more.

  • Teams who are building or planning to build a digital product using conversational interfaces (voice or text), machine learning or AI.
  • Anyone interested in using artificial intelligence, machine learning or conversational interfaces (voice or text) to push their service/product to the next level.
  • Existing Startups who want to use conversational interfaces (voice or text), 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
  • Your team consists at least of one developer and one business-oriented team member (However, if you are a single-founder and wow us, of course we’ll take a chance on you!)
  • You don’t have to be an incorporated company yet (during the time of the program the formation of a company is necessary, support will be provided)
  • If you are a single-founder and able to wow us, do not hesitate to apply
  • It is mandatory that at least one of the founders can attend the bootcamps in Vienna physically
  • You can also apply if you are an already established startup that wants to automate parts of your business.
Apply for Batch #4

What we covered in Batch #3


Kick-Off Breakfast: Meet the Austrian Startup Community
Social Activity: Vienna City Tour
Workshop: Validation as a Science – The Lean Canvas



Workshop: Pitchtraining 1-Liner with Michael Buchecker, bizcoach
Quantitative Hypothesis Testing
Growth Hacking 101


Workshop: Customer/Buying Persona
Workshop: Qualitative Hypothesis Testing
Social Activity: Movie Night



Hackathon: Set up your Experiments

– 1 Month of intense Customer Development –


Roasting Session: Present your Lean Canvas
Workshop: Agile Software Development with Christoph Bitzner, TheVentury
Workshop: UI/UX with Natalie Korotaeva, Facebook Developer Circles Vienna
Evening Event: Dinner with the Slack Developer Relations Team


Workshop: Design Basics with Aku Zettl-Singh
Founder Story: Oliver Lukesch from Avuba
Workshop: Legal with Johannes Justin, RPCK


Workshop: Growth Hacking & Growth Hacking Canvas with Adrian Zettl-Singh, TheVentury
Workshop: Sales with Maximilian Unger, TheVentury

– 1 Month of Work and execution by your experts –


Workshop: Pitchtraining with Michael Buchecker, bizcoach
Roasting Session: Demo Day Pitch


Workshop: Fundraising Secrets with Florian Kandler, getfunding.how
Workshop: Storytelling with Juan Guerra, Skills of Life
Investor Meetings: Speedinvest


Workshop: Financial Planning with Eva Arh, capital300
Workshop: Slide Deck & One Pager for Investors

Evening Event: Pitchtraining Vienna with Juan Guerra, Skills of Life

– 1 Month of Work and execution by your experts –


Roasting Session: Demo Day Pitch
Mentor Sessions: 


Mentor Sessions: Individual Office Hours
Investor Meeting: PUSH Ventures
Workshop: HR & Recruiting with Marco Quége, MercuriUrval

– 1 Month of Work and execution by your experts –


Roasting Session: Demo Day Pitch
Workshop: Intro to Investor Relations Tool
Last Session: Recap & Goal Setting


Demo & Corporate Day:
Pitch your Business to Investors and Potential Customers

Afterparty: Bye Bye Batch #3

What happens next?

We are co-founders, so you’ll always have an open ear & advice with us, but you can also choose to take this further and collaborate with TheVentury as part of a follow-up program. Approaching the end of ELEVATE, we will determine what it is you need exactly and how we can support you in that.

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

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