Expand Entrepreneurship & Job Growth in Arkansas via the Community Reinvestment Act

Expand Entrepreneurship & Job Growth in Arkansas via the Community Reinvestment Act

Partnering with The Venture Center may qualify financial institutions to receive credit under the federal government’s Community Reinvestment Act. The Venture Center is an entrepreneur support organization that helps startups become viable, high-growth businesses. 

COHORT NEWS: Hexanika Launches Fair Lending Solution

COHORT NEWS: Hexanika Launches Fair Lending Solution

HEXANIKA, alumni of the 2016 VC FinTech Accelerator, is set to announce it's Fair Lending Solution® at the 2018 HMDA training conference, held August 29-30 at The Venture Center.

Cohort Q&A: Rosemary Hackett

Cohort Q&A: Rosemary Hackett

The following Q&A is a new feature presented by Chris Abbott of Rhodes College, one of The Venture Center's 2017 summer interns. Omnetrium is an innovative platform for financial institutions to drive new account growth, stable core deposits and robust client relationships.

IN THE NEWS: Alpharank Among Startups Graduating from VC Fintech Accelerator Empowered by FIS

IN THE NEWS: Alpharank Among Startups Graduating from VC Fintech Accelerator Empowered by FIS

That set of mortarboards you might have noticed sailing through the air this week may have come from the celebrations of startups graduating from the VC Fintech Accelerator - Empowered by FIS this week. The occasion was marked by the accelerator’s Demo Days Event during which all ten companies – two international startups and eight U.S.-based firms – presented their technologies before an audience of more than 350 investors and financial services professionals.

COHORT NEWS: Flutterwave Completes Funding Round

COHORT NEWS: Flutterwave Completes Funding Round

We continue to root for our VC FinTech Accelerator teams long after they exit our doors. That's why we were thrilled to receive this announcement from Flutterwave, one of our 2016 cohort companies. Way to go, y'all! We are proud to be part of your story.

IN THE NEWS: FIS Partners With Two Startups; 2nd FinTech Accelerator Ends

IN THE NEWS: FIS Partners With Two Startups; 2nd FinTech Accelerator Ends

As the Venture Center of Little Rock wrapped up its 2017 VC FinTech Accelerator on Thursday with a four-hour demo day, global technology provider FIS announced that it has partnered with two startups that graduated from last year's inaugural accelerator.

IN THE NEWS: 10 startups woo potential clients

Executives with the 10 startup companies in Little Rock's financial technology accelerator program presented their businesses Wednesday to a standing-room only crowd of about 350 finance executives, business leaders and investors.

IN THE NEWS: Gov. Hutchinson pitches Arkansas to tech startups

IN THE NEWS: Gov. Hutchinson pitches Arkansas to tech startups

As 10 out-of-state entrepreneurs gave presentations to attract new investors to their startup firms on Wednesday (July 26) at the Clinton President Library, Gov. Asa Hutchinson made a “pitch” of his own for those executives to consider relocating and building their companies in Arkansas.

NEWS: Entrepreneurs Redefine FinTech with AI, Blockchain and More

Two international and eight U.S. teams completed the VC FinTech Accelerator Empowered by FIS yesterday and presented their solutions to more than 350 investors, including banking and financial services executives from across the U.S,. at VC FinTech Demo Day.

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

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

Let's Talk Payments 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.