Selected Companies Span Wide Array of Community Bank-Focused Solutions
The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) and The Venture Center, in partnership with the State of Arkansas, will announce the cohort finalists for the second year of the ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator program during a January 8 kickoff event in Little Rock, Ark.
ICBA ThinkTECH 2.0 builds upon the success and momentum of the inaugural program, aimed at fostering community bank-fintech collaborations that solve real-world challenges while enhancing customer experiences. The 10 selected companies for this year’s cohort span a wide array of solutions including marketing, fraud prevention, data analytics and mortgage lending.
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey, ICBA Services Network Chief Operating Officer Kevin Tweddle, ICBA Chief Innovation Officer Charles Potts, The Venture Center Executive Director Wayne Miller, and Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Mike Preston will be on hand for the event.
RSVP to attend the event: https://www.venturecenter.co/icbathinktech
Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 (Doors open at 4:00 p.m.)
4:45 p.m. Remarks and company introductions
5:15 p.m. Networking reception
The Venture Center
417 Main Street, 6th Floor
Little Rock, AR 72201
The Independent Community Bankers of America® creates and promotes an environment where community banks flourish. With more than 52,000 locations nationwide, community banks constitute 99 percent of all banks, employ more than 760,000 Americans and are the only physical banking presence in one in five U.S. counties. Holding more than $4.9 trillion in assets, $3.9 trillion in deposits, and $3.4 trillion in loans to consumers, small businesses and the agricultural community, community banks channel local deposits into the Main Streets and neighborhoods they serve, spurring job creation, fostering innovation and fueling their customers’ dreams in communities throughout America. For more information, visit ICBA’s website at www.icba.org.
About The Venture Center
The Venture Center’s immersive accelerator programs are designed to accelerate the growth of early-stage companies and help them validate their solutions for real-world problems. Our methodology provides a unique opportunity to connect with community bank executives, receive seed investment and learn from a comprehensive curriculum that will aid in strategically addressing go-to-market, business, and finance challenges.