Media Advisory

See Community-Bank Focused Fintech Solutions Following 16-Week Program

What: The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) and The Venture Center, in partnership with the State of Arkansas, will host the 2022 Virtual Demo Day, a culmination of the 2022 ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator program’s 16-week incubator and immersive bootcamp. During Demo Day, company founders will reveal their retooled community bank offerings, which will be showcased during 7-minute presentations.


Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson
House Financial Services Committee member French Hill (R-Ark.)
ICBA Chairman Brad Bolton, president and CEO of Community Spirit Bank
The Venture Center Executive Director Wayne Miller
The Venture Center Managing Director of Accelerator Programs Daniel Schutte

2022 ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator Cohort including:

  • Accrue – loan origination/business account opening
  • Chimney – (formerly Signal Intent) next generation financial calculators
  • DocFox – business account opening/Bank Secrecy Act compliance
  • KlariVis – data and business intelligence
  • LemonadeLXP – learning experience/digital adoption
  • Quilo – installment lending
  • Senso – lead generation for mortgages
  • Sequretek – cybersecurity
  • Unifimoney – Investing and money management
  • Vero Technologies – floor plan lending
  • WealthStack – SMB-focused financial wellness platform

When: Wednesday, April 20, 2022, from 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern)

To register as press for the virtual event, email [email protected] or [email protected]. For more information or questions, contact Becky Pittman at 501.658.8185.

About ICBA

The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) is the nation’s voice for community banks with its mission to create and promote an environment where community banks flourish. We are dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education, and innovative products and services.

With nearly 50,000 locations nationwide, community banks constitute roughly 99 percent of all banks, employ nearly 700,000 Americans and are the only physical banking presence in one in three U.S. counties. Holding nearly $5.9 trillion in assets, over $4.9 trillion in deposits, and more than $3.5 trillion in loans to consumers, small businesses and the agricultural community, community banks channel local deposits into the Main Streets and neighborhoods they serve, spurring job creation, fostering innovation and fueling their customers’ dreams in communities throughout America. For more information, visit ICBA’s website at

About The Venture Center

The Venture Center’s immersive accelerator programs are designed to accelerate the growth of early-to-late-stage companies and help validate their solutions for real-world problems. Our methodology provides a unique opportunity to connect with community bank executives, receive seed investment, and learn from a comprehensive curriculum aiding in strategically addressing go-to-market, business, and finance challenges. Learn more at Follow The Venture Center on Facebook, LinkedIn,Twitter(@VentureCenter), and Instagram.

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