Community Bank

Innovation

We provide innovative opportunities for community banks and support partnerships and solutions to help community banks thrive.

Why We Innovate


Community banks remain financial service innovators and creative problem solvers. ICBA provides innovation opportunities for community banks and supports innovative partnerships and solutions to help community banks thrive.

Together, with community banks, we work to identify and foster community bank-enabled fintech partnerships by bringing community bank leaders together with fintech visionaries to cultivate a high-tech, high-touch banking experience for customers.

Community bankers must remain vigilant in exploring ways to implement solutions that keep community banks competitive in an ever-changing financial landscape.

That’s why ICBA invests in innovation by offering the ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator program to community bankers, thought leadership on emerging banking innovations, and specialized events designed to help community banks stay ahead.

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ThinkTECH Accelerator

A community bank focused fintech accelerator designed to identify and foster community bank-enabled fintech partnerships.

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ThinkTECH Programs

ThinkTECH Programs and Events

Innovation programming designed to spur community bank growth and strategy development.

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ThinkTECH Solutions Directory

Solutions Directory

A curated directory of emerging financial technology companies that have a proven roster of bank clients.

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Latest Innovation News

Apr 14 | NewsWatch Today

Blog: ThinkTECH Accelerator tripled number of bank participants

After 12 fully immersive weeks and hundreds of meetings with industry stakeholders, the ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator 2021 cohort revealed a glimpse into the future of high-tech, high-touch solutions tailored for community banks and their customers.

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Apr 13 | NewsWatch Today

Powell talks economy, digital currencies

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the economy is at an “inflection point” and could experience rapid growth upwards of 6 percent or 7 percent this year in an interview on CBS’ 60 Minutes.

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Mar 31 | NewsWatch Today

Bill would require Fed study on CBDC

Reps. Bill Foster (D-Ill.) and French Hill (R-Ark.) recently introduced legislation directing the Federal Reserve to work with other agencies to study and issue a report on central bank digital currencies.

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Mar 25 | NewsWatch Today

ICBA, Venture Center reveal new set of fintech solutions

ICBA and The Venture Center hosted the ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator Virtual Demo Day to demonstrate the third Accelerator cohort's community bank-focused fintech solutions.

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Mar 24 | Press Release

ICBA and The Venture Center Reveal New Set of Fintech Solutions Tailored to Community Banks

The Independent Community Bankers of America and The Venture Center, in partnership with the State of Arkansas, today hosted the ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator Virtual Demo Day.

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Mar 16 | NewsWatch Today

ICBA ThinkTECH Innovation Showcase today

ICBA today is hosting a showcase of 2021 ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator participants and their new technologies available to community banks.

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