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