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.

Where Are They Now? Interview with YLAI Fellow John Presime of #FotoNet

Where Are They Now? Interview with YLAI Fellow John Presime of #FotoNet

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.

St. Louis Fed President Discusses Regulatory Compliance, FinTech at Venture Center

St. Louis Fed President Discusses Regulatory Compliance, FinTech at Venture Center

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.

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.

JOLT Game Master Q&A: Daniel Spillers

JOLT Game Master Q&A: Daniel Spillers

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.

JOLT Game Master Q&A: Josh Baugh

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 Josh.

JOLT Game Master Q&A: Tommy Haycraft

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 Tommy.