Funds $75K per team
Funds 10 startups per year
Markets Banking & Accounting Finance Banking Banking Domain Financial Management +4
Invests in Europe North America South America Asia Africa 5 more
ThinkTECH - The ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator 2.0 powered by The Venture Center is the ONLY accelerator that gives your early stage company direct access to the decision makers at nearly 5,000 community banks represented by the ICBA. Ideal candidates are early-stage companies and startups offering solutions that enable financial institutions to drive profitability, build deeper customer relationships and improve customer acquisition and retention.

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.

The program offers:

- Initial $75K investment (SAFE directly from the ICBA)
- Potential of follow-on investment from the Venture Center FinTech fund
- $100K in AWS cloud credits
- Demo Day at ICBA Live Convention in front of hundreds of community bankers
- 40+ one on one, 30 minute meetings with bank executives as they visit the Accelerator
- Broad exposur...
ThinkTECH - The ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator 2.0 powered by The Venture Center is the ONLY accelerator that gives your early stage company direct access to the decision makers at nearly 5,000 community banks represented by the ICBA. Ideal candidates are early-stage companies and startups offering solutions that enable financial institutions to drive profitability, build deeper customer relationships and improve customer acquisition and retention.

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.

The program offers:

- Initial $75K investment (SAFE directly from the ICBA)
- Potential of follow-on investment from the Venture Center FinTech fund
- $100K in AWS cloud credits
- Demo Day at ICBA Live Convention in front of hundreds of community bankers
- 40+ one on one, 30 minute meetings with bank executives as they visit the Accelerator
- Broad exposure to ICBA member banks through ICBA marketing channels
- Direct exposure to ICBA executive networks
- Access to The Venture Center’s FinTech-Focused Mentor Network

The ICBA is the voice for nearly 5,000 community banks in the USA, representing banks with $4.9 Trillion in assets and $3.9 Trillion in deposits that have over $3.3 Trillion in loans. It is the only national association dedicated exclusively to serving and protecting the interests of the community banking industry and the communities and customers they serve. To learn more, visit the ICBA’s website at www.icba.org

The program will select 10 bank-enabling solutions for investment and participation in the 12-week accelerator program. Complete with mentorship and subject matter experts, we help Fintechs plan strategically, address business and finance challenges, improve sales processes, and validate product offerings by getting them in front of thousands of financial institution executives.

By partnering with ICBA ThinkTECH, you aren't just getting an accelerator. The ICBA and The Venture Center are strategic partners that can help you transform your company, refine your sales process and gain traction by connecting to directly to decision makers at hundreds of distinct community banks.

For more info contact daniel.schutte@venturecenter.co
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Recommendations

Robert Johnston, CISSP Principal Consultant at CrowdStrike

The ICBA Fintech Accelerator is a great resource for any company. Using a partner model this accelerator focuses on the thing that matters most, getting your product or service in front of customers. When you come to this accelerator don’t expect the usual classroom filled sessions. Expect a fast-paced program that puts you in front of financial institutions weekly and focuses on sharpening your pitch and value proposition for the big ICBA Live event. The staff that run the accelerator are very strong and experienced leaders that are focused on delivering you knowledge and opportunities that can be used to build your business.

Joe Ehrhardt CEO at 3E Software, Inc/Teslar

Hard to sum up the ThinkTech Accelerator in a 1000 character or less in a text box. In short it was a lot of work, lots of meetings, a whole lot of time in the beautiful city of Little Rock Arkansas, constantly changing schedule (for the better), and a lot of fun. Not that fun isn’t important, but I wanted to be in the ICBA ThinkTech to help community banks and to grow my company. And if there was nothing else to gain (which there is) that alone made the ICBA ThinkTech Accelerator worth it. If you have a new idea and want to get it off the ground, may not be the accelerator you want. But if you want to grow your company and scale it and grow your demos by 600% and get amazing feedback from bankers that are honestly there to help you. That is what this program can do. Thanks again to the ICBA and all the awesome folks at the Venture Center, you have helped us tremendously. --- Joe Ehrhardt – CEO Teslar (3E Software)

Erez Saf CEO at CriskCo

The ThinkTech - ICBA Accelerator was an amazing and unprecedented boost to our Startup. The connections with leaders from the Fintech Industry, Regulators and more than 35 banks in a short three months provided the tools and connections we needed to grow and provide great products.
If you are accepted, do not think twice and go for it, it could be the break you wanted.