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.