About Us

After 2 successful startup batches it was time for Raiffeisen-Landesbank Steiermark to upscale the startup efforts and create its own accelerator. 

About Our Acceleration program

Nothing would be possible without the innovative, open and crazy Raiffeisen-Landesbank team that will be there to ensure you get all the connections and support needed within the DACH region. Plus, they’ll make sure to motivate you on the hard days and keep you up with some interesting story or party to go to late in the evening. And. Investing in startups is their regular practice. Be prepared to meet some of the most progressive and innovative bankers you can imagine. 


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Then you have the Transformation Lighthouse team that has years of experience in building and running globally connected accelerators and communities and first hand experience in creating startups, creating new businesses. Besides, their global network of mentors, coaches and investors will always keep you inspired. On top of that, the TL team in the program does take such good care of the startups you’ll think they’re your +1 team mate or family member. Be ready for carrots and sticks. Because constant growth is an everyday term 😉

Our Team

To run an accelerator you need an excellent team and we believe at Hummelnest we have just the right combination.

Hannes Meixner

Founder and initiator of the accelerator program at
Raiffeisen-Landesbank Steiermark

Ana Marinič

Trailblazer for innovation and start-ups at Raiffeisen-Landesbank Steiermark

Urška Jež

Program lead
Founder of Transformation Lighthouse

Sara Ćoralić

Program mentor Dach region connector
for Transformation Lighthouse

Martin Jarc

Program mentor Innovation alchemist at Transformation Lighthouse

Andraž Erker

Community manager
& IT whizz

Perfect place to make your
greatest impact.

Right in the centre of Graz in a Unicorn building is where our Hummelnest will reside. A place where great ideas get tested and used in action. 

Our Partners