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.




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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Latest ThinkTECH News

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.

ICBA and The Venture Center Showcase Community Bank Innovation

Apr 8, 2020 | Press Release
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, for its second cohort.

ThinkTECH Virtual Demo Day tomorrow

Apr 7, 2020 | NewsWatch Today Article
The ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator 2.0 is hosting a virtual Demo Day to unveil the nine participants’ newly enhanced and refined technological solutions, ICBA's Charles Potts writes in a new Main Street Matters post.


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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.