ThinkTECH - The ICBA Fintech Accelerator is the ONLY accelerator that gives your early stage company direct access to the decision makers at nearly 5,000 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.
Gain direct exposure to thousands of community banks via the ICBA’s network to maximize your company’s customer visibility.
Companies that are selected receive a $75,000 initial investment with the potential for follow-on investment up to $100K from The Venture Center at the end of the program.
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 nearly 5,000 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 investment from the Venture Center
$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 along 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.
Birthplace of FinTech Innovators
With innovators like Systematics (now FIS), Stephens Inc., ABC Financial, Mainstream Technologies, Acxiom, and others - Central Arkansas has been at the forefront of developing and selling financial technology for over 50 years. If you are building solutions for financial institutions, there is no better place to access the people, resources and knowledge to get to the next level.