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The Venture Center’s JOLT Cyber Challenge To Train Tech Workforce During “Techtober”

The Venture Center’s JOLT Cyber Challenge To Train Tech Workforce During “Techtober”

The Venture Center today announced its annual JOLT Cyber Challenge, a hands-on job training cyber competition held during Techtober, Arkansas’ annual season of tech celebration. The event will be held at the Walton School of Business, 119 Main Street in Little Rock from October 11 – 13, 2019. Last year’s event drew over 100 competitors and gamemasters, and this year’s event is expected to garner over 130 participants. A maximum of 40 teams may register, and those who register by September 27 will receive a free JOLT t-shirt. Read More

Posted on: August 27, 2019
The Venture Center Finalist for Global Award

The Venture Center Finalist for Global Award

The Venture Center has been selected as a finalist in the Best Fintech Accelerator/Incubator category of the first annual Finovate Awards. Known across the globe as the pinnacle of fintech innovation, Finovate brings together thousands of fintech influencers, investors and financial services executives in order to showcase emerging industry solutions. Read More

Posted on: August 20, 2019
The Venture Center and the Little Rock Regional Chamber Offer Free Office Space for Entrepreneurs Through New Program

The Venture Center and the Little Rock Regional Chamber Offer Free Office Space for Entrepreneurs Through New Program

The Venture Center and the Little Rock Regional Chamber today announced Spark!, a pre-accelerator program offering free office space in The Venture Center. Spark! is taking applications from central Arkansas small businesses until September 4, 2019. Read More

Posted on: August 13, 2019
ICBA and The Venture Center Announce ThinkTECH Accelerator 2.0

ICBA and The Venture Center Announce ThinkTECH Accelerator 2.0

The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today announced plans for a second ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator in partnership with The Venture Center and the State of Arkansas. The Little Rock, Ark. based program will accept applications from early-stage and startup fintech hopefuls from Aug. 12 to Sept. 30. Read More

Posted on: August 12, 2019
#FounderFeature w/ David Potter, Cofounder + CEO of Curu

#FounderFeature w/ David Potter, Cofounder + CEO of Curu

When I was a freshman in college at the University of Maryland, I met my roommate and future co-founder, Abb Kapoor. We both attended school on full scholarships, mine being a Bill Gates scholarship I’d worked incredibly hard to secure. After our freshman year, we started our search for off-campus housing to share. Abb and I had enough money to cover the expenses, but we came upon the same roadblock over and over. We didn’t have established credit scores, and therefore couldn’t secure housing.  Read More

Posted on: July 16, 2019
Hackers Are Targeting Community Banks. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Hackers Are Targeting Community Banks. Here’s What You Need to Know.

While hackers target all financiers, local and community banks are becoming more frequent marks…and email attacks are a weapon of choice.  The truth is cyber bank theft is a daily occurrence, and the rate of breaches at financial services institutions (FSIs) has tripled in the past five years. According to a recent study by Accenture, a bank encounters about 85 cyber attacks each year.  Read More

Posted on: July 16, 2019