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VC FinTech Accelerator

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.
Government & Politics / Small Business

FIS, State Announce Sponsorship Will Continue at Fintech Accelerator Demo Day

Global financial services company FIS of Jacksonville, Florida, and the state will continue to sponsor the Fintech Accelerator next year. 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 >
Banking & Finance / Small Business

FIS, State Will Sponsor FinTech Accelerator for Another Year

Global financial services company FIS of Jacksonville, Florida, and Gov. Asa Hutchinson say they will sponsor the VC FinTech Accelerator for another year. read more >
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Attention Arkansas Startups, 10X Cyber Is Only for You

There’s a new kind of accelerator now, 10X Cyber Accelerator, that accepts only Arkansas companies with annual revenue of between $100,000 and $10 million. read more >
Maf Sonko, co-founder & CEO of LumoXchange
Banking & Finance / Small Business

LumoXchange Launches Currency Exchange Marketplace

LumoXchange, a financial technology payments company headquartered in Little Rock, announces the launch of its currency exchange marketplace, which lets users choose their exchange rates and send money. read more >
Executives of startups selected for FIS' and the Venture Center's 2018 Fintech Accelerator pose for a group photo with community leaders, Venture Center staff and others at the kickoff event for the program. 
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Small Business

FIS, Venture Center Name Fintech Accelerator Participants

Global financial services company FIS of Jacksonville, Florida, and the Venture Center in Little Rock have named the 10 startup companies selected to participate in their 2018 VC FinTech Accelerator program. read more >
Banking & Finance / Investments / Nonprofits / Small Business

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. read more >
Gov. Asa Hutchinson speaks Thursday at the VC Fintech Accelerator's Demo Day at the Clinton Library in Little Rock.
 
Banking & Finance / Investments / Small Business

FIS Partners With Two Startups; 2nd FinTech Accelerator Ends

Global technology provider FIS partners with two startups that graduated from last year's inaugural VC FinTech Accelerator. read more >
Wayne Miller previously served as CEO of Enovative Technologies LLC, a private equity-backed medical device manufacturer in Bishopville, Maryland.
Investments / Small Business

Wayne Miller Tapped to Head FinTech Accelerator (Movers & Shakers)

Wayne Miller has been selected to lead the Venture Center’s global VC FinTech Accelerator program in Little Rock. As managing director, he is responsible for leading the program, a collaboration empowered by FIS, to invest and grow financial technology companies. 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 >
Maf Sonko, co-founder & CEO of LumoXchange
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Investments / Small Business / Tourism

Maf Sonko Taps Wire on Little Rock’s Tech Community

Maf Sonko completed the Venture Center’s inaugural FinTech Accelerator held in Little Rock. His startup was one of 10 chosen from 150 applicants and is planning to move to Little Rock next year. Participants received a $50,000 initial investment for a 6 percent equity position. read more >
Banking & Finance / Business Services

Bear State Bank Partners with Fintech Startups, One to Stay in Little Rock

Bear State Financial Inc. of Little Rock has partnered with two startups — LumoXchange of Atlanta and Monotto of Charleston, South Carolina — that participated in the first FinTech Accelerator program. read more >
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics / Investments / Small Business

FIS, Governor Extend VC FinTech Accelerator Program to 2018

FIS of Jacksonville, Florida, and Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Wednesday that they aim to extend the VC FinTech Accelerator program until 2018. read more >
Banking & Finance

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. read more >
Venture Center President Lee Watson on Wednesday, at the first Lift The Rock event, announces that its members have raised $6.8 million in seed capital and created more than 153 jobs in the two years the center has been open.
Banking & Finance / Small Business

Venture Center Holds Inaugural ‘Lift the Rock’ Event

About 30 people attended the Venture Center's first-ever "Lift the Rock" event, featuring VC FinTech Accelerator startup FundSeeder of Westport, Connecticut. read more >
Gary Norcross, chief executive officer of FIS, speaks Monday at the Venture Center in Little Rock. He is surrounded by representatives of the 10 start-ups that were named as participants in the 12-week VC FinTech Accelerator powered by the global technology provider and hosted by the center.
Banking & Finance / Investments

10 FinTech Accelerator Startups Named

Companies to benefit from 12-week VC FinTech Accelerator powered by global technology provider FIS and hosted by the Venture Center in Little Rock are from all over the map. The program launched Monday. read more >
Business Services / Construction / Small Business

Tech Park Board Told FinTech Startups Will be Named Monday

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board on Wednesday was told the first phase of the development, which includes work on 415 and 417 Main St., is on time and going smoothly. read more >