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Next FIS Fintech Accelerator Companies Named

Financial technology leader FIS of Jacksonville, Florida, and The Venture Center of Little Rock announced Wednesday the 10 companies selected to participate in their 2021 FIS Fintech Accelerator program. read more >
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Innovative Banks Lead Through Digital Adoption (Wayne Miller Commentary)

Banks prioritizing innovation are better positioned to retain customers while expanding their footprint, bringing more into the fold. read more >
Johnelle Hunt of Lowell, honored with the Legacy of Leadership Award, addressed by video the limited number of in-person attendees split between two banquet rooms at the Arkansas Business of the Year awards in Little Rock.
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Video: Nelson, Scarborough, Hunt Honored at Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

Heather Nelson of Seal Solar of North Little Rock and Fred Scarborough of the Arkansas Children’s Foundation in Little Rock won Executive of the Year awards, and billionaire philanthropist Johnelle Hunt of Lowell was honored for her lifetime of leadership last week at the 33rd annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards. read more >
Josh Baker of Citizens Bank in Hot Springs
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Baker Advances at Citizens Bank (Movers & Shakers)

Josh Baker has been promoted to city president for Citizens Bank in Hot Springs. read more >
Nonprofits / Small Business

Venture Center Accepting Applications for Spark! Accelerator

The Venture Center and Little Rock Regional Chamber have opened applications for Spark!, a pre-accelerator program for central Arkansas startups. read more >
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Fintech Innovation Fights Virus Threats (Wayne Miller Commentary)

As financial institutions innovate, Arkansas’ financial technology community plays a significant role. read more >
Marla Johnson
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Fintech Firm Changes Name, Targets Spreadsheet Errors

Two weeks ago, Cobbler Technologies Inc. of Little Rock was listed as one of the 10 companies participating in this year’s online FIS Fintech Accelerator program, and it’s already changed its name. read more >
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.
Banking & Finance / Public Companies / Small Business

FIS Selects 10 Startups for 2020 Fintech Accelerator Program

FIS of Jacksonville, Florida, and The Venture Center of Little Rock announces the 10 companies selected to participate in the 2020 FIS Fintech Accelerator program, which will take place completely online. read more >
The facade of the Venture Center's space on the first floor of the Little Rock Tech Park.
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Update: Venture Center Sparking New Entrepreneurship ProgramLock Icon

The Venture Center says it's launching a new offering in partnership with the Little Rock Regional Chamber. read more >
Little Rock Regional Chamber

Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce Boasts of an Area Full of Possibilities

From City Hall to the halls of Congress, the Little Rock Regional Chamber is the voice of business for the region at all levels of government. Ensuring that business interests are protected and served in public policy, the Chamber is the private sector’s leader in education, public safety, transportation and infrastructure. read more >
Brent Birch, executive director of the Little Rock Technology Park: “We are really happy with the progress. It’s been faster than expected, and people are paying their leases.”
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Little Rock Tech Park Making Its Mark On MainLock Icon

A month shy of its first birthday, the Little Rock Technology Park has exceeded expectations for attracting startup-minded entrepreneurs and tech-related ventures. read more >
Bond.ai CEO Uday Akkaraju
Banking & Finance / Business Services

FinTech Grad Bond.ai Moving to Little Rock

The Venture Center of Little Rock announced Friday that Bond.ai, a graduate of the center’s 2017 VC FinTech Accelerator, will relocate its headquarters to Little Rock from New York City. read more >
Gov. Asa Hutchinson, during Wednesday's kickoff event, speaks to representatives of the companies chosen to participate in the Venture Center's 2017 FinTech Accelerator at the Little Rock Technology Park.
Small Business

10 FinTech Accelerator Companies Named

Global financial services technology provider FIS and the Venture Center of Little Rock names the 10 startups selected from a pool of 295 applicants for the second FinTech Accelerator. read more >
Government & Politics / Small Business

CRA Helps Expand Entrepreneurship, Job Growth

The Community Reinvestment Act channels capital into communities to spur development. read more >
Banking & Finance / Small Business

Venture Center, Bear State Bank Partner on FinTech Accelerator

The Venture Center of Little Rock on Thursday announced its partnership with Bear State Bank for the 2017 VC FinTech Accelerator, which is sponsored by global technology services provider FIS and held at the Little Rock Technology Park. read more >
Tiffani Foltz of UAMS Myeloma Institute.
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Tiffani Foltz Brings Fundraising Focus to UAMS Myeloma Institute (Movers & Shakers)

Tiffani Foltz has been named a director of development for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, where she will focus on fundraising activities for the Myeloma Institute. read more >
Workers continue renovations to 415 and 417 Main St. in Little Rock, which is Phase 1 of the park's permanent home.
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Little Rock Tech Park Announces First Tenants

The Little Rock Technology Park announces the first slate of tenants moving into Phase 1 of its permanent offices at 415 and 417 Main St., which are set to open March 1. read more >
Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola
Business Services / Government & Politics / Small Business

Upcoming Mayor’s Summit to Focus on Entrepreneurial Growth

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola, in partnership with the private, nonpartisan Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City, Missouri, and the Venture Center in Little Rock, will hold the city’s first Mayor’s Summit on Entrepreneurship July 21-22. read more >
Business Services / Small Business

Venture Center Names Gary Dowdy to Lead VC Fintech Accelerator

The Venture Center announced Friday that FinTech entrepreneur and executive, Gary Dowdy has been selected to lead the global VC Fintech Accelerator, which kicks off its inaugural cohort this year. read more >
Lou McAlister
Media & Marketing

Group Aims for 1-Gig Service in Little Rock

In the race to bring higher Internet speeds to the capital city, one group is planning to soon unveil 1-gigabit service in downtown Little Rock, possibly as early as this week. read more >