Demo Day for VC FinTech Accelerator is Aug. 3

Demo Day for VC FinTech Accelerator is Aug. 3

Seats are filling up, with more than 200 expected to attend the Venture Center's VC FinTech Accelerator's Global Investor Demo Day to be held from 1-5 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Clinton Presidential Library, according to spokesman Steve Rice.

Rice said there's still time for people interested in going to register here.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will be the keynote speaker for the event, which concludes the 12-week summer startup program hosted at the Venture Center in Little Rock and backed by FIS of Jacksonville, Florida, a global banking technology services provider.

The 10 companies selected to participate in the first financial services industry-specific accelerator will also give pitches at the demo day. 

"We are excited to showcase the significant traction these disruptive fintech companies have made in our program," Venture Center President and CEO Lee Watson said in a news release. "The past 12 weeks have been intense; these CEOs have made tremendous steps forward with going to market in the short time they’ve been at the Venture Center."

Each startup received an initial $50,000 investment.

"This inaugural portfolio exceeded our expectations," Gary Dowdy, the program's managing director, said. "In many cases, these founders are seasoned business owners who have created strong products that are disrupting the financial services sector. We're proud to celebrate their success on Global Investor Demo Day and are even more excited for the deals they have in the pipeline for the coming year."