ICBA ThinkTECH

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ICBA ThinkTECH

ACCELERATOR

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

Selected companies will receive ICBA investments and be immersed in a rigorous 12-week program, featuring one-on-one meetings with hundreds of community banking influencers to speed product development and create solutions tailored to the community bank market.

Notable program alumni include ICBA preferred service provider TESLAR by 3E; MK Decision, an ICBA Bancard partner; Griffin Technologies, winner of the Bankers Choice Award at ICBA LIVE® 2020; and Invest Sou Sou, winner of a Finovate Spring Best of Show award.

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ICBA ThinkTECH

Starting the Journey

  • Approaches to Fintech
  • Fintech Partnership/Joint Venture Checklist
  • Meet Innovative Companies
ICBA ThinkTECH

Roads & Roadblocks

  • Risk Factors to Consider for a Community Bank
  • Fintech Regulatory Environment
  • Compliance Engagement
ICBA ThinkTECH

Know the Terrain

  • Strategic Opportunity for Community Banks
  • Fintech’s Wide-Reaching Terrain
  • A Community Bank Advantage

Latest ThinkTECH News

2022 ThinkTECH Accelerator open for applications

Aug 20, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA and The Venture Center launched the application period for the 2022 ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator program.

ICBA, The Venture Center Gear Up for 2022 ThinkTECH Accelerator

Aug 19, 2021 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America and The Venture Center, with support from the State of Arkansas, today launched the application period for the 2022 ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator program.

ICBA, The Venture Center Kick off Thought Leadership Series

May 12, 2021 | Press Release
ICBA and The Venture Center today announced a series of curriculum-driven events as part of its expanded ICBA ThinkTECH initiative. The ICBA ThinkTECH Innovation Series focuses on emerging technologies that have the potential to positively impact the community banking industry.

ICBA Names Kristina Morris as Director of Innovation

May 6, 2021 | Press Release
ICBA announced today that Kristina Morris has joined as director of innovation. In this role Morris will work with the ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator cohort, leading portfolio management activities and program development to support ICBA’s overall innovation strategy.

Podcasts

Subscribe to Bank on It Podcast, where host John Siracusa talks with fintech leaders and entrepreneurs and uncovers the remarkable stories behind them, their creations, and the most important topics in fintech.

Kevin Tweddle, chief operating officer of the ICBA Services Network and chief innovation officer of the ICBA ThinkTech Accelerator, talks with GroundBanking about the accelerator and its overall goal to serve as an outlet for community banks to directly engage and partner with early-stage fintech companies.