Deadline: September 20, 2020 00:00 (CEST)| Apply here
Eligibility: Early stage companies with over $500K in ARR are in an ideal position to take advantage of the program offerings, though all bank enabling technologies are encouraged to apply
Location: Little Rock, AR, the United States

ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator 2020

The ICBA ThinkTech Accelerator 2.0 is the only community bank-focused fintech accelerator in the world.

The program provides mentorship from fintech experts, including in-depth access to the ICBA executive network, and hundreds of their community bank members.

Gain broad exposure to thousands of community banks

Often referred to as America’s Favorite Lenders, community banks comprise 99% of all banks, provide more than 60% of all small business loans, make more than 80% of agricultural loans, have 52,000 locations across the country and employ 760,000 people.

Through the ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator, selected startups will gain broad exposure to thousands of community banks.

Program benefits

  • Receive a $75,000 seed investment
  • Shape your product with one-on-one engagement with 40+ banks
  • Pitch at ICBA Live in front of hundreds of community banks
  • Accelerate your go-to-market
  • Gain strategic insights from bank decision makers and industry thought leaders

Develop fintech solutions for community banks that challenge the status quo

With the help of curated advisory committees for each program, The Venture Center selects 10 companies poised to develop fintech solutions for community banks that challenge the status quo.

Through a rigorous curriculum, mentorship, and access to hundreds of c-level banking executives, The Venture Center is able to accelerate industry innovation with a focus on cutting costs, driving customer engagement and increase revenue.

Startups chosen will participate in a 12-week on-site program, complete with subject matter expert-led curriculum that will help them plan strategically, address business and finance challenges, and provide mentorship from successful fintech and entrepreneurial experts.

Technology + solutions of interest

ICBA is dedicated to providing valuable resources and business solutions for its community bank members.

During the application process, the ICBA and The Venture Center Selection Committee are hyper-focused on identifying products and technologies that will enable community banks to scale and succeed.

Any startup or early-stage company with a bank enabling solution is encouraged to apply.

Interested in applying for the ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator 2020? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.

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