ICBA ThinkTECH Showcase Spotlights Innovative Community Bank Solutions

Media Advisory

WHAT: The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) in partnership with The Venture Center will host the ICBA ThinkTECH Showcase—a virtual event to unveil the latest technological solutions of the 2021 ThinkTECH Accelerator cohort. These community-enabling solutions are designed to help community banks solve for challenges and opportunities in 21st century banking. 

After completing an initial four-week incubator phase and engaging in a rigorous 12-week bootcamp, the participating companies will present seven-minute demos of their community bank-centric solutions in the areas of cybersecurity, digital customer engagement, automated loan origination, customer acquisition and retention, and financial well-being.  

WHEN: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 from noon-2p.m. (Eastern time) 

WHO: Keynote speakers during the virtual banking experience include: 

  • Congressman French Hill (R-Ark.)
  • ICBA Chairman Bob Fisher, president and CEO of Tioga State Bank in Spencer, N.Y.
  • ICBA Senior Executive Vice President, Community Bank Solutions Kevin Tweddle&
  • ICBA Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer Charles E. Potts
  • The Venture Center Executive Director Wayne Miller
  • The Venture Center Managing Director of Accelerator Programs Daniel Schutte
  • 2021 ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator Cohort participants
    • Agent.IQ in San Francisco, Calif., digital customer engagement
    • Artis in Atlanta, Ga., embedded lending at the point of sale
    • Beauceron Security in New Brunswick, Canada, cybersecurity training
    • Finosec in Alpharetta, Ga., cyber preparedness and governance
    • Harness in Tampa, Fla., card-linked fundraising
    • Shastic in Berkeley, Calif., automated loan origination
    • UPSWOT in Charlotte, N.C., App data aggregation for small businesses insights
    • Zogo Finance in Durham, N.C., financial wellness education
    • Z Suite Technologies in Burlington, Mass., digital escrow tools

To learn more visit www.icba.org/accelerator.   
To register for this event contact Nicole Swann at [email protected] or Nic Thomson at [email protected].   

About ICBA  

The Independent Community Bankers of America creates and promotes an environment where community banks flourish. ICBA is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education, and high-quality products and services.  

With nearly 50,000 locations nationwide, community banks constitute 99 percent of all banks, employ more than 700,000 Americans and are the only physical banking presence in one in three U.S. counties. Holding more than $5 trillion in assets, over $4.4 trillion in deposits, and more than $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.