FIS™ (NYSE: FIS), a global leader in financial services technology, and The Venture Center have announced the 10 startup companies selected to participate in the 2018 VC FinTech Accelerator program, now in its third year.
A six-month economic impact analysis conducted in conjunction with the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service recently found that members of The Venture Center have created an additional 192 jobs within the previous year, an increase of 43 percent, resulting in 637 total jobs created by members since The Venture Center’s founding in 2014.
The need for real-time view of compliance detection, reporting and risk identification requires integration with key core banking environments as well as access to the most current data. Attend Hexanika's session at Think 2018 to understand how its converged solution leverages Artificial Intelligence (AI) to automate regulatory compliance to save cost and time by up to 40%.
Today we're highlighting one of our mentors, Walter Burgess, the VP of Sales and Engineering at Power Technology. Read on to learn about the legacy of innovation that shaped Walter into who he is today, why he thinks Elon Musk might be a "master hype builder," and an important industry that is generating $100 million in the state!
Today we're highlighting one of our members, Christie Ison founder of Arkansas Food Jobs. Read on to learn how Christie impressed MC Hammer, how she has expanded from her initial idea, and how she is now using her company to give back to the community!
Felipe Chen was one of the three entrepreneurs that visited as part of the partnership with Global Ties Arkansas and YLAI. Felipe is the co-founder and CEO of Algebry, a company that uses artificial intelligence as a math tutor for students.
Plenty of articles stress the need for or lack of diversity in the startup world, but without specific evidence, that argument might fall flat with some audiences. Using the positive trends of our 2016 and 2017 portfolio companies, we offer several examples of success that back up the claim that diversity benefits founders of all backgrounds.
The event includes over two dozen video educational sessions from some of the most successful names in trading, investing, and the financial markets. Attendees get a front row seat as these influencers share their world-class experiences as well as their unique approaches to trading the markets.
If you are interviewing with an accelerator or seed investor, the first thing you need to do is stand out among all the noise. Up your chances of success with this list of tips on how to stand out based on conducting hundreds of founder interviews.
Now in its third year, the VC FinTech Accelerator seeks to accelerate the development and growth of early-stage financial technology ventures. Ten startups will be selected to participate in a rigorous 12-week program in Little Rock starting on April 30. In addition to monetary investment, each VC FinTech Accelerator participant will receive in-depth mentoring and training from FIS and The Venture Center as well as personal access to the FIS C-suite and senior leaders.
John Presime was one of the three entrepreneurs that visited as part of the partnership with Global Ties Arkansas and YLAI. John is the founder and general manager of #FotoNet, an internet café that provides IT services, internet access, and computer training to low-income and middle-class communities in the Dominican Republic.
While at the Venture Center, President Bullard discussed the knowledge and technology emerging from the VC FinTech Accelerator and learned more about challenges facing financial institutions, including regulatory compliance, disruptive innovation and technology, changing consumer demands and lack of financial literacy.
Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, founder and CEO of Flutterwave and participant in the inaugural cohort of the Venture Center’s FinTech Accelerator in 2016, was named to the 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 in Enterprise Technology.
WalletFi has closed an additional $265,000 of funding, bringing its total seed financing to more than $300,000. The company’s early backers include several institutional investors as well as the CEO of a publicly traded bank.
JOLT wouldn't happen without the help of dedicated volunteer "Game Masters" who create all of the challenges, and we think it is time that you had a chance to get to know them a bit better! Meet Daniel.