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Nonprofits / Small Business

Venture Center Seeks New Leader After Wayne Miller Departs

Miller had led the nonprofit since 2018. Chief Strategy Officer Mimi San Pedro has been named interim director. read more >
Banking & Finance / Small Business

Venture Center Expands Fintech Program

The expansion comes after the inaugural VenCent Fintech Summit last month, which attracted hundreds in the industry to Little Rock. read more >
Erin Simpson, left, and Allan Rayson of Encore Bank. The two shared growth tips in a presentation on the final day of the VenCent Fintech Summit in Little Rock.
Banking & Finance / Business Services

Encore Bank Shares Growth Tips on Final Day of Fintech Summit

The bank decided to focus on using technology to eliminate manual processes not only for its staff, but for its clients. read more >
(From left) Wayne Miller, executive director of the Venture Center; Mimi San Pedro, chief strategy officer for the Venture Center; and Larry Wilson, CEO and chairman of the board of First Arkansas Bank & Trust.
Banking & Finance / Small Business

Bankers, Fintech to Connect at August Summit

The conference, hosted by the Venture Center of Little Rock, aims to be a networking opportunity and a place for Arkansas fintech companies to showcase their products. read more >
Banking & Finance / Small Business

Venture Center Announces Speakers For First VenCent Fintech Summit

Ron Shevlin, chief research officer for Cornerstone Advisors and a senior Forbes contributor, will headline the event. read more >
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Nonprofits / Small Business

Venture Center Launches New Fintech Summit

The conference will feature product demonstrations from up to 75 companies who completed the accelerators the Venture Center has hosted. read more >
Banking & Finance / Small Business

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 >
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Investments / Nonprofits

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 >
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 >
Education / Investments / Retail / Small Business

Fintech Innovation Fights Virus Threats (Wayne Miller Commentary)

As financial institutions innovate, Arkansas’ financial technology community plays a significant role. 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 >

Venture Center, Little Rock Chamber Announce New Origin Program

The Venture Center and Little Rock Regional Chamber announced Tuesday a new program called Origin. read more >
Education / Small Business

UA Team Takes Top Prize in Venture Center’s JOLT Event

The University of Arkansas student team called "That Team Over There" took the top prize in the Venture Center's 2019 JOLT Cyber Challenge that ended Sunday. 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 >
Mimi San Pedro

Venture Center Names Mimi San Pedro Chief Strategy Officer

The Venture Center has hired Mimi San Pedro as its chief strategy officer. read more >
Wayne Miller, Executive Director of the Venture Center
Small Business

Venture Center Names Wayne Miller Executive Director

Wayne Miller, managing director of the Venture Center’s FinTech Accelerator, has been named executive director of the Little Rock-based nonprofit. read more >
Paul Singh, a venture capitalist who spoke recently in Little Rock, says he has invested in thousands of startups in 50 countries.
Business Services / Education / Health Care / Investments / Manufacturing / Real Estate / Small Business

Sizing Up the Startup Ecosystem Movement in Arkansas

Over a decade, Arkansas has fallen in line with the national trend of embracing and publicly funding a relatively new form of economic development: structured help for entrepreneurs. 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 >