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 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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Starting the Journey

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

Roads & Roadblocks

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

Know the Terrain

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

Latest ThinkTECH News

ICBA hosts Virtual Demo Day

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.

At the Demo Day, which can be viewed online, the participating companies also announced offers for free services, deferred payments, or accelerated deployments of their digital products to support community banks amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rep. French Hill (R-Ark.), Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr., ICBA Chairman Noah Wilcox, ICBA Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer Charles Potts, and Venture Center Executive Director Wayne Miller spoke at the live-streamed event.

"Community banks are, and always have been, nimble innovators and creative problem solvers, particularly during challenging times like these," ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey said in a statement. View the recording.


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.