FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Ten Startup Companies Selected for 2018 VC FinTech Accelerator Program Sponsored by FIS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Ten Startup Companies Selected for 2018 VC FinTech Accelerator Program Sponsored by FIS

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.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Venture Center members report 43 percent increase in jobs created

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Venture Center members report 43 percent increase in jobs created

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.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Venture Center Announces Pre-Accelerator Pitch Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Venture Center Announces Pre-Accelerator Pitch Day

The Venture Center today released the date of its Pre-Accelerator Pitch Day, the showcase for companies that have successfully completed the Spring 2018 Pre-Accelerator program.

The event is open to the public and will be held at the Little Rock Tech Park on Tuesday, April 24, at 6 p.m.

IN THE NEWS: Applications Open for 2018 VC FinTech Accelerator Sponsored by FIS and State of Arkansas

IN THE NEWS: Applications Open for 2018 VC FinTech Accelerator Sponsored by FIS and State of Arkansas

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.

COHORT NEWS: WalletFi Raises More Than $300K to Improve the Customer Experience in Banking

COHORT NEWS: WalletFi Raises More Than $300K to Improve the Customer Experience in Banking

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.

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 Closes $10million Series A Round

COHORT NEWS: Flutterwave Closes $10million Series A 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.

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.