The House passed H.R. 1219, Supporting America’s Innovators Act, today. Congressman French Hill of Little Rock spoke in favor of the bill, citing the innovation happening in his community through the help of The Venture Center and the Innovation Hub.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Venture Center, in conjunction with FIS, announced that it is accepting applications for the second portfolio of its globally competitive financial technology accelerator program. Applications for the VC FinTech Accelerator are currently open and close February 5, 2017 at 11:59 PM CT.
VC FinTech portfolio company, Flutterwave was featured recently in TechCrunch for the work they are doing to unify the payments infrastructure of Africa. Moneywave is an "omni-channel platform for payments as a service across Africa," according to the firm's website.
Entrepreneurs from six states in the Mississippi River Delta region gathered for the Delta Entrepreneurship Network (DEN) Bootcamp in Little Rock on Friday, December 2nd at The Venture Center, an entrepreneurial support organization supporting high-growth startups, located in downtown Little Rock.
The Venture Center took the lead on creating and hosting an extremely successful Virtual Congressional FinTech Roundtable yesterday. A panel that included Rep. French Hill of Arkansas, Collins Andrews, and Mike Montgomery launched the discussion which was moderated by Gary Dowdy. Rep. Ann Wagner of Missouri joined FinTech founders Chris Rentner of Akouba and Yogesh Pandit of Hexanika (both participated in this summer's VC FinTech Accelerator).
The months following the VC Fintech Accelerator have been busy for PFITR. Already in the middle of a capital raise, PFITR founder, Jim Koetting hit the ground running, hiring his first employee, Larry Elfstrom. A short time later, Eileen Devereux joined the team.
New graphics installation from @customxm. #branding
This week's #lifttherock speaker, Jim Koetting of PFITR, discusses bond valuation. #fintech #ARisTech
We had a great time at #FISConnect along with some members from our 2016 cohort. Thanks for the hospitality, FIS!
Celebrating the #entrepreneur spirit with @govasahutchinson at the 17th annual Governor's Cup. #dwrgovcup #ARidea #ARisTech
Some sweet Arkansas love at the Governor's Cup. #entrepreneur #pitch #ARidea
Full house for #lifttherock this morning! #ARidea
We are excited our new tech park neighbor has moved in! #startupgrind #Repost @amrarchitectslr
Welcome to the neighborhood @bluesailcoffee ! Yummy Honey Lattes, cinnamon rolls and veggie quiche. @venturecenter #downtownlr #urbanliving #coffeetime #bluesailcoffee #bluesaillr
Congrats to #deltaentrepreneurs pitch contest winner @somavacmed! #noew2017
#Repost @startupsoutherner with @repostapp
It's @vanderbiltu's Women in STEM Day. #StartupYall
These #deltaentrepreneurs are all lined up and ready to tell their story. #noew2017