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Spencer Jones, FIS enterprise product officer, flanked by the 2019 VC Fintech Accelerator participants, walks over to the Venture Center's ceremonial gong. He rang it Wednesday night to signal the end of the program, at the conclusion of its demo day event.
Nonprofits / Small Business

Venture Center, Alumni Net International Awards

The Venture Center took home the top prize in the Best Fintech Accelerator/Incubator category at the second annual Finovate Awards, an international competition. read more >
Banking & Finance / Nonprofits / Small Business

ICBA to Sponsor Accelerator in Little Rock Through 2024

The Independent Community Bankers of America announces that it will sponsor for another three years its ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator program. read more >
Joe Ehrhardt
Banking & Finance / Small Business

Teslar Software by 3E Touts ICBA Investment

Financial technology company Teslar Software by 3E of Springdale announced Tuesday that the Independent Community Bankers of America has invested in it, bringing the company’s total seed capital raised to $2 million. read more >
Chris Johnson, Little Rock market president for First Financial Bank, says community banks benefitted from the ICBA Think Tech Accelerator. They got a look at new tools and could form partnerships with the startups that completed the program, and those partnerships could help them better compete.
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Investments / Nonprofits

Community Bankers Tap Accelerator for New TechLock Icon

Community banks lack the financial and human capital of their larger counterparts to invest in research and development, but they need new technologies all the same. Partnerships with financial technology startups are a practical way to address this need, four of the state’s community bankers told Arkansas Business. read more >
Graduates of the ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator mark the end of the program during a demo day at Winrock International's Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub in North Little Rock. 
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Nonprofits / Small Business

Venture Center, ICBA Mark End of First ThinkTECH Accelerator

An audience of prospective investors and bankers gather in North Little Rock to mark the end of the inaugural ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator, sponsored by the Independent Community Bankers of America and hosted by the nonprofit Venture Center of Little Rock. read more >