IN THE NEWS: Venture Center, Bear State Bank Partner on FinTech Accelerator

IN THE NEWS: 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.

NEWS: Bear State Bank Named an Executive Partner of The Venture Center’s FinTech Accelerator Program

NEWS: Bear State Bank Named an Executive Partner of The Venture Center’s FinTech Accelerator Program

The Venture Center has announced a partnership with Bear State Bank, naming them an Executive Partner for the 2017 VC FinTech Accelerator — Empowered by FIS.

NEWS: The Venture Center & SBA Join Forces for Emerging Leaders Initiative

NEWS: The Venture Center & SBA Join Forces for Emerging Leaders Initiative

The Venture Center and the Arkansas District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration have partnered to bring the Emerging Leaders executive-level training series to Little Rock. The program, which will run from March 30 thru Sept. 28 at the Little Rock Technology Park, is specifically designed to stimulate and support the expansion of your business.

GUEST BLOG: #JOLThackathon

I recently had the great opportunity to participate in the annual #JOLT Hackathon held by the Venture Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. Our team, /dev/null, was even fortunate enough to place 1st in the competition! There was even media coverage of the event. My team can be seen tucked away in the corner during the camera pan.

IN THE NEWS: US Chamber and Arkansas Congressman Discuss Economic Growth at Local Roundtable

The American economy is growing too slowly because regulations designed for international financial institutions have been imposed on smaller banks that pose no grave threat, explained U.S. Rep. French Hill and Tom Quaadman, executive vice president of the U.S. Chamber Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness to a group of Arkansas bankers and business leaders at a roundtable event held at the Little Rock Regional Chamber on Tuesday.  

IN THE NEWS: Venture Center portfolio company receives endorsement from ABA

The American Bankers Association – through its subsidiary the Corporation for American Banking – has endorsed the digital lending solution provided by Akouba, which provides community and regional banks with an origination and underwriting platform for small business loans. ABA members will receive preferred pricing. 

IN THE NEWS: Venture Center's 2017 FinTech Accelerator Nets 295 Applicants

Applications for the 2017 VC FinTech Accelerator - Empowered by FIS have closed. The application pool doubled over the previous year, boasting applicants from 295 early stage financial technology businesses. 

THANK YOU: 2016 was Epic!

As we wrap up the end of an exemplary 2016, we want to give a special "Thank You" to The Venture Center member.

Venture Center Member Companies Create Dramatic Economic Impact

Venture Center Member Companies Create Dramatic Economic Impact

At the Fall 2016 Pre-Accelerator pitch showcase held Tuesday, December 13, The Venture Center announced its economic impact metrics from the past two and a half years. During that time, Venture Center member companies have raised a collective $19 million dollars in funding and have created 286 jobs for Central Arkansas.