ICBA, Venture Center to Kick Off Accelerator 0n Jan. 6


ICBA, Venture Center to Kick Off Accelerator 0n Jan. 6

The Independent Community Bankers of America and the Venture Center, in partnership with the state, will kick-off the ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator 2021 at 11 a.m. on Jan. 6 with a virtual unveiling of the 10 companies selected to participate in it.

A five-week incubator has been added to the schedule for this year’s accelerator, which has a fully virtual format. The Venture Center said the 10 companies address a broad range of areas relevant to community banks, including cybersecurity, lending and customer engagement.

Expected to attend the virtual event are:

  • Noah Wilcox, ICBA chairman and president and CEO and chairman of Grand Rapids State Bank;
  • ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey;
  • ICBA Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer Charles Potts;
  • Venture Center Executive Director Wayne Miller;
  • Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr.; and
  • Arkansas Commerce Secretary Mike Preston.