Accelerate Growth and Innovation

Speed the trajectory of growth-stage companies and corporate innovation through The Venture Center’s award-winning accelerator programs.

Venture Center Accelerator Programs

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.

The Venture Center’s methodology provides a unique opportunity to connect with C-level suite global executives and key decision-makers that will aid in strategically addressing go-to-market, business, and finance challenges. Our accelerator programs are unlike any other in the country.

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Our Accelerator Programs Are Unlike Any Other

FIS Fintech Accelerator

FIS Fintech Accelerators

The FIS Fintech Accelerator brings bankers, subject matter experts, and financial service executives together with pre-vetted, market-validated fintech companies to advance the financial services industry.

ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator

ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator

For four years, The Venture Center worked with The Independent Community Bankers of America to host the ICBA ThinkTech Accelerator, the first and only community bank focused fintech accelerator in the world.

Where to stay + Where to go

Little Rock’s big on hospitality, so there’s no shortage of high-quality hotels and excellent dining. There are many other hotels and restaurants around town, but here are a few of our favorites that are nearby.


Little Rock Marriott Hotel  – Preferred Partner
Capital Hotel -LR Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott LR-Downtown 
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Little Rock
AC Hotel by Marriott Little Rock Downtown 
Hilton Garden Inn Little Rock Downtown
Comfort Inn & Suites Presidential


Upscale Restaurants
Cache Restaurant 
Copper Grill 
Samantha’s Tap Room & Wood Grill
One Eleven

Casual/Modern Dining

A.W. Lin’s
Capital Bar and Grill
Fassler Hall
Raduno Brick Oven & Barroom
Three Fold Noodle & Dumplings Co.


Allsopp & Chapple Restaurant & Bar
Camp Taco
Dugan’s Pub
Lost Forty Brewing



Check Out Our Latest Cohort’s Demo Day!

The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and The Venture Center, in partnership with the State of Arkansas, recently hosted the ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator Virtual Demo Day. The third cohort brought high-tech, high-touch solutions to hundreds of community bankers taking the lead on community bank innovation.