If you are looking to rapidly expand your technology solution in the financial services industry, there is no better place to do it than the VC FinTech Accelerator - Empowered by FIS. We have developed an extensive network of people, programs and resources to help early stage businesses refine their business model, create a product that is market-ready and ultimately connect to customers and investors. And we are proving that you don’t have to be in New York or the Valley to make that happen.


The VC FinTech Accelerator — Empowered by FIS is a rigorous 12-week program designed to accelerate the growth of early stage financial technology ventures. The Venture Center selects 10 financial technology startups poised to challenge the status quo in the financial services sector. Through rigorous curriculum, mentorship and coaching, The Venture Center and FIS are able to accelerate industry innovation with a focus on cutting costs, driving customer engagement and increasing revenue.


The VC FinTech Accelerator would not be possible without the support of the banks, financial institutions and the local business community. These collaborations allow us to run a world class program while also adding significant value to our founders.


We want you

The VC FinTech Accelerator - Empowered by FIS seeks early stage financial technology companies that are innovating in core banking services, wealth management, back office, compliance, payments and other areas of the financial services industry. Companies leveraging emerging technologies in IoT, cognitive computing, enterprise blockchain and AI should also apply.


Investing In YouR FUTURE

Portfolio companies that are selected and commit to complete the accelerator receive a $50,000 investment with the possibility of an additional investment of up to $300,000 at the end of the program. Companies that demonstrate substantial promise in the development of new tools and technologies that deliver purposeful innovation may receive an invitation to join the FIS HiPo Network. 


rEAL Connections

The Venture Center is home to hundreds of leaders, ideators and do-ers who are building better, faster, smarter solutions to everyday problems, and our team is committed to supporting them as they innovate for the future.


Held at the Clinton Presidential Library, Demo Day is the culmination of The Venture Center’s 12-week accelerator program for early stage businesses poised to disrupt the financial services industry. Company CEOs present their solutions to a crowd of more than 300 investors, including banking and financial services executives from across the U.S.


WELCOME TO Little Rock

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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