Venture Center, FinTech Sandbox Announce Partnership

Venture Center, FinTech Sandbox Announce Partnership

The Venture Center of Little Rock and Boston-based FinTech Sandbox announced Wednesday a partnership to increase access to financial data that financial technology startups need to jump start their businesses.

The Venture Center is accepting applications through Feb. 5 for its third annual VC FinTech Accelerator, a 12-week program, and said this partnership would deepen that program's value. Click here to apply.

FinTech Sandbox is a nonprofit that promotes financial technology innovation by providing free access to data and resources to financial technology startups.

In return, Sandbox participants are expected to collaborate, sharing learnings and advancements that benefit the financial technology ecosystem.

The Venture Center and FinTech Sandbox said their partnership will connect the financial technology startup and banking communities in central Arkansas and Boston and beyond; facilitate deal flow and curate companies that can benefit from FinTech Sandbox's services or VC FinTech; and provide the opportunity for VC FinTech participants to benefit from the FinTech Sandbox offerings.

The Venture Center said the accelerator participants will have access to data feeds for development, cloud hosting and an opportunity to engage with a diverse financial technology network of entrepreneurs and finance professionals.