The Venture Center is proud to be a
Finovate Finalist!

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The Venture Center’s globally recognized fintech accelerator programs named finalist for Best Fintech Accelerator/Incubator award at world’s premier fintech conference.

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ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator 2.0

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“We’ve had tremendous success cultivating community bank-fintech partnerships that marry high-tech, high-touch solutions to eliminate market-entry barriers and address community bank business needs. The second ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator marks the next phase in community banking’s innovation journey and positions our industry as leaders in fintech. We are excited to continue breaking through conventional banking limitations.” - Kevin Tweddle, ICBA Services Network Chief Operating Officer

APPLICATIONS CLOSE SEPTEMBER 30.

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A PROGRAM BY THE VENTURE CENTER AND THE LITTLE ROCK REGIONAL CHAMBER

A PROGRAM BY THE VENTURE CENTER AND THE LITTLE ROCK REGIONAL CHAMBER

Apply before September 4.

The Venture Center and the Little Rock Regional Chamber are now accepting applications for Spark!, a pre-accelerator program offering free office space in The Venture Center that will run from September 18 to December 18, 2019. Up to eight local startups will be selected for free office space in The Venture Center and to participate in the 14-week business bootcamp. Local subject matter experts will mentor the Spark! cohort in areas ranging from business pitches and media to legal/IP and funding.

The benefits to participating in Spark! include:

  • Free downtown office space in The Venture Center

  • Opportunity to pitch at Pitch ‘N Pint

  • Access to other startups

  • Mentorship from local subject matter experts

  • Conference rooms for meetings

  • Free High Speed Internet

  • $1 parking at the 2nd and Main Parking Deck

“The Spark! program is an exciting offering for local startups who may not have access to the kind of office space and support needed to effectively grow a business. We’re pleased to partner with the Little Rock Regional Chamber on Spark!, as our collective focus on building the entrepreneurial community will make Little Rock a stronger city with greater opportunities for everyone.” - Wayne Miller, Executive Director of The Venture Center

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“Spark! will empower our local entrepreneurs by equipping them with tools and mentorship through a one-of-a-kind experiential pre-accelerator. We have a world-class business community in Little Rock who want to see our economy continue to grow. By partnering with The Venture Center, experts in accelerating entrepreneurial growth and development, we’ll positively impact our small business community and the amazing entrepreneurs who drive it.” - Jay Chesshir, President + CEO, Little Rock Regional Chamber

Your future office!

 
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