Exclusive Interview: A Look at the Venture Center & FIS’ Accelerator – Year 2

Exclusive Interview: A Look at the Venture Center & FIS’ Accelerator – Year 2

We recently caught up with the managing team at the Venture Center to see how the second year of their FinTech Accelerator is progressing towards their upcoming Demo Day. The VC FinTech Accelerator is empowered by FIS Global, the core banking provider, which gives the companies in the accelerator unique, direct access to a major financial services provider.

Cohort Q&A: Alain Glanzman & Marc Miller

Cohort Q&A: Alain Glanzman & Marc Miller

This Q&A features WalletFi's Co-Founder & CEO, Alain Glanzman, as well as Co-Founder & COO, Marc Miller. 

Member Q&A: a chat with Eileen Devereux of PFITR

Member Q&A: a chat with Eileen Devereux of PFITR

The following Q&A is a new feature presented by Chris Abbott of Rhodes College, one of 2017 summer interns. Eileen Devereux is the Sales Operations Manager of PFITR.

NEWS: Ten Startup Companies Selected for VC FinTech Accelerator - Empowered by FIS

NEWS: Ten Startup Companies Selected for VC FinTech Accelerator - Empowered by FIS

FIS, a global leader in financial services technology, and The Venture Center have announced the 10 startup companies selected to participate in the 2017 VC FinTech Accelerator, now in its second year. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, U.S. Rep. J. French Hill, FIS President & CEO Gary Norcross, The Venture Center President and CEO Lee Watson and other community leaders were in attendance to meet this year’s participants at a kickoff event held yesterday at The Venture Center.

NEWS: Entrepreneur and Former Fortune 100 Executive Joins The Venture Center

NEWS: Entrepreneur and Former Fortune 100 Executive Joins The Venture Center

The Venture Center announced that entrepreneur and former Fortune 100 executive Wayne Miller has been selected to lead its global VC Fintech Accelerator program. Miller brings more than three decades of proven performance in a variety of industries and leadership roles. As managing director of The Venture Center’s VC FinTech Accelerator, he is responsible for leading the program—a collaboration empowered by FIS (NYSE: FIS)—to invest and grow financial technology companies.

FROM THE CEO: Keep American Entrepreneurship Competitive

FROM THE CEO: Keep American Entrepreneurship Competitive

Entrepreneurs building new products and services on the Internet must be able to fairly reach consumers—not only in Arkansas, but around the country. Connecting to customers through the Internet is key, and the dismantling of the current rules would allow big cable companies to discriminate against smaller companies.