ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator

The January 2019 Kickoff Event

ICBA, in partnership with The Venture Center and the State of Arkansas, announced the companies selected to participate in the ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator during a live-streamed kickoff event on Jan. 9, 2019.

Meet The Finalists

CRiskCo, Brisbane, Australia

CRiskCo uses an artificial intelligence loan origination platform to help community banks improve their small to medium enterprise onboarding and underwriting process, enhance their customer experience and reduce bank costs, time to loan and risks. CRiskCo has international presence and has run more than 1 billion USD worth of invoices through their platform to date.

Agora, New York, N.Y.

Agora helps banks enhance their legacy payment platforms for a better user experience with their modular suite of white label products via a ready to deliver application programming interface that works with your existing core.

Teslar by 3E, Fayetteville, Ark.

Teslar helps create highly efficient banks. It is designed from the ground up to save time, improve accuracy of data and increase efficiency by making information more accessible for institutions of all sizes. We do this by empowering bankers, integrating multiple systems, streamlining processes, and making it scalable.

Adlumin, Alexandria, Va.

Adlumin provides a cost-efficient, easy-to-use, and simple-to-integrate cloud-native cyber security incident and event management solution with artificial intelligence and machine learning, custom-built for the financial sector.

KapitalWise, New York, N.Y.

KapitalWise offers an AI platform that allows financial institutions to interact with their customers at scale. It uses machine learning to better predict when a customer is a good candidate for a particular product, or when they should be nudged to save, invest or pay down a loan.

Botdoc, Monument, Colo.

Botdoc provides the ability to collect documents over a mobile phone without downloading any new apps, reducing employee and call center touch points and the average time an employee spends on a per transaction basis. This decreases costs, processing timelines and operational friction while increasing convenience and security.

Sou Sou, Washington, D.C.

Sou Sou is a deposit account that functions as a social networking marketing tool. Banks license Sou Sou technology to attract low-cost deposits and credit-ready borrowers in a secure and cost-efficient way.

MK Decision, San Diego, Calif.

MK Decision digitizes the customer journey with simple, beautiful borrower experiences designed to optimize conversions. Lenders are empowered by an LOS featuring paperless processing, machine learning fraud prevention, automated credit decisioning, credit bureau and core processor APIs.

Watch Their Demos Live

The finalists below will present their solutions to community banks at
the ICBA ThinkTech Showcase at the 2019 ICBA LIVE® convention, March 18-22 in Nashville.
Early-bird registration ends January 25.
Register to Attend

What is the ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator?

ICBA is partnering with The Venture Center in Little Rock, Ark., to launch the ICBA ThinkTech Accelerator, a community bank-focused fintech accelerator program. This first-of-its-kind fintech accelerator provides an outlet for community banks to directly engage and partner with early-stage fintech companies focusing exclusively on community bank product development.

Watch the Launch: At a news conference held on Oct. 31, 2018 at The Venture Center in Little Rock, Ark., ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey joined Rep. French Hill (R-Ark.) and others in launching the accelerator. Watch the Video

How Does it Work?

A selection committee made up of ICBA staff and member bank executives serving as mentors to early-stage companies vying for top spots in the selection process. During the “proof of concept” phase, ICBA and community bankers provide feedback to companies looking to partner with community banks. ICBA selection committee members serve a key role in selecting up to 10 candidates for the program. ICBA will invest in each accelerator finalist.


Visit the Venture Center for application information, including how to refer fintech companies you know.
For media inquiries contact Aleis Stokes or Nicole Swann.
For questions about the accelerator please contact Kevin Tweddle.