ThinkTECH - The ICBA Fintech Accelerator is the ONLY accelerator that gives your early stage company direct access to the decision makers at 5,700 community banks represented by the ICBA.

Ideal candidates are early-stage companies and startups offering solutions that enable financial institutions to drive profitability, build deeper customer relationships and improve customer acquisition and retention.

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Direct exposure to thousands of community banks via the ICBA network to maximize your company’s customer visibility.

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Companies that are selected receive a $75,000 investment with the potential for follow-on investment up to $100,000 at the end of the program for top performers.

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The Venture Center’s network consists of hundreds of FinTech leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs committed to supporting your company’s growth.

The ICBA is the voice for 5,700 community banks in the USA, representing banks with $4.9 Trillion in assets and $3.9 Trillion in deposits that have over $3.3 Trillion in loans. It is the only national association dedicated exclusively to serving and protecting the interests of the community banking industry and the communities and customers they serve.

The Program Offers

Initial $75K investment (SAFE directly from the ICBA)

Potential of $100K+ in follow-on investments

$100K in AWS cloud credits

Demo Day at ICBA Live Convention

Access to bank leaders and decision makers across ICBA’s membership

Direct interaction with dozens of innovation-focused banks visiting the Accelerator

Broad exposure to ICBA member banks through ICBA marketing channels

Direct interaction with coaches and mentors from ICBA executive networks

Access to The Venture Center’s FinTech-focused Mentor Network

Promotion to The Venture Center’s FinTech investor database



Situated on the Arkansas River, Little Rock is home to a thriving culture that offers a vibrant nightlife, world-class attractions and a booming dining scene with local restaurants serving up dishes from all over the globe. As the birthplace of early FinTech innovators like Systematics, Arkansas Systems, ABC Financial, Stephens Inc., Mainstream Technologies and Acxiom—and the home of the only FinTech Accelerator empowered by the world’s largest financial technology company—Central Arkansas is the best place for startups seeking to disrupt the FinTech space.

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