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

ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator 2021 Cohort Revealed During Virtual Kickoff Event

Jan 6, 2021 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America, in partnership with The Venture Center and the state of Arkansas, today announced its third annual ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator cohort during a virtual kickoff event.

ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator 2021 Finalists Revealed

Dec 23, 2020 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and The Venture Center, in partnership with the State of Arkansas, will kick-off the ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator 2021 with the unveiling of the 10 selected participants during a virtual kick-off event in Little Rock, Ark on Jan. 6th.

ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator 2021 registration open

Nov 17, 2020 | NewsWatch Today Article
Registration is now open for ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator 2021, ICBA's collaboration with The Venture Center to foster innovative products and services for community banks.

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.


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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.