Media Advisory

WHAT: The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), in partnership with The Venture Center, will host a one-day virtual summit for policymakers and the 2022 ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator fintech cohort, to discuss the future of community bank innovation.

During the event, regulators, many of whom lead innovation offices for their agencies, will share their experiences and perspectives, and offer feedback on the cohort’s products and services as part of discussions centered on advancing successful community-bank fintech partnerships.

Participants will also hear remarks from Federal Reserve Governor Michelle “Miki” Bowman, Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael Hsu, ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey, and The Venture Center Executive Director Wayne Miller.

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, 10:00 - 10:50 a.m. (ET)

The ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator program continues the successful collaboration between growth-stage fintechs and community bank leaders to drive innovation in support of ICBA’s mission to create and promote an environment where community banks flourish.

To register as press for this virtual event, contact Nicole Swann at 202-821-4458 or [email protected] or Aleis Stokes at 202-821-4457 or [email protected].

To learn more about the ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator program, visit

About ICBA

The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) is the nation’s voice for community banks with its mission to create and promote an environment where community banks flourish. We are dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education, and innovative products and services.

With nearly 50,000 locations nationwide, community banks constitute roughly 99 percent of all banks, employ nearly 700,000 Americans and are the only physical banking presence in one in three U.S. counties. Holding nearly $5.9 trillion in assets, over $4.9 trillion in deposits, and more than $3.5 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

About The Venture Center

The Venture Center’s immersive accelerator programs are designed to accelerate the growth of early-to-late stage companies and help 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 aiding in strategically addressing go-to-market, business, and finance challenges. Learn more at Follow The Venture Center on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter (@VentureCenter), and Instagram.