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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.