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FIS Fintech Accelerator

2022 FIS Fintech Accelerator VIRTUAL Demo Day

FIS and The Venture Center invite you to an exciting virtual showcase featuring 10 emerging technology companies empowering financial institutions. See live seven-minute demos from the world’s best fintech companies, selected from hundreds of applicants from around the world.

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Pitch 'N Pint

Entrepreneurs compete in Pitch ‘N Pint to win cash and connections

Pitch ‘N Pint pits entrepreneurs in a Shark Tank-style pitch competition. Winners leave with cash prizes and connections – come cheer them on or apply to pitch YOUR business idea!

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Accelerate Growth and Innovation

The Venture Center’s award-winning accelerator programs speed early-stage startup companies looking to validate their solutions for real-world problems, and speeds the go-to-market strategies of growth-stage companies, effectively fueling innovation in the financial services industry.

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Entrepreneur Support

Build and Grow Your Business With the Help of The Venture Center’s Free Programming

Build and grow your business with the help of The Venture Center’s free programming.

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The Venture Center is the place where the technology and entrepreneurial communities come together to learn and connect, empowering each other to take the leap into the start-up journey. Get involved today! Sign up for our next education and networking events.

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2022 Fall Pitch ‘N Pint

Pitch ‘N Pint pits entrepreneurs in a Shark Tank-style pitch competition. Winners leave with cash prizes and connections – come cheer them on or apply to pitch YOUR business idea!

This year we will have two categories: one for our Spark! program participants and one for community members. Community contestants will have an opportunity to win cash prizes.

Community members can apply to pitch your business when you get your ticket.

Tickets are $5 early bird, $10 at the door at the Ron Robinson theater on November 30th. Doors open at 5:30 – be there!

About The Venture Center

The Venture Center is an entrepreneur support organization that helps startups become viable, high-growth businesses. By leveraging the expertise of a world-class team of mentors, intensive programming, and introductions to the investor community, The VC serves as an engine for economic growth in Central Arkansas and beyond.

The Venture Center is the home of the award-winning FIS Fintech Accelerator. Get involved with us! Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on all the happenings.

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