ICBA ThinkTECH

The center for cutting-edge financial technology and the driving force behind industry innovation. With a wide range of fintech education, partnerships and vetted solutions, community banks have the resources to cultivate the high-tech, high-touch edge to help them thrive.

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ICBA ThinkTECH

ACCELERATOR 3.0

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 bootcamp 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
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Roads & Roadblocks

  • Risk Factors to Consider for a Community Bank
  • Fintech Regulatory Environment
  • Compliance Engagement
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Know the Terrain

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

Latest ThinkTECH News

ICBA ThinkTECH partner named top accelerator program by Finovate

Aug 14, 2020 | NewsWatch Today Article
ICBA’s ThinkTECH Accelerator partner, The Venture Center, will be recognized during the Finovate fall virtual conference in September for its efforts to nurture quality fintech companies and prime them for success.

ICBA kicks off ThinkTECH 3.0

Aug 13, 2020 | NewsWatch Today Article
ICBA announced the kickoff of its third ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator program in partnership with The Venture Center.

Fintech Application Period Kicks Off for ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator

Aug 12, 2020 | Press Release
ICBA today opened the application period for its third ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator program in partnership with The Venture Center. The latest iteration of this global fintech accelerator continues ICBA’s mission to create and promote an environment where community banks flourish.

ICBA hosts Virtual Demo Day

Apr 9, 2020 | NewsWatch Today Article
ICBA and The Venture Center concluded the 2020 ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator with a virtual Demo Day to unveil the cohort’s newly enhanced and refined technological solutions to investors, community bankers, and other financial industry leaders.

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.