In an effort to continue building on the digital revolution’s momentum, The Venture Center in Little Rock has officially launched ‘VenCent,’ a new fintech summit tailored to foster innovation for banks and financial services providers. Based in Little Rock, The Venture Center produces several other fintech accelerators such as FIS Fintech and ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerators. Attendance registration for VenCent is now open to financial services industry leaders.
The Venture Center’s accelerator programs are designed to accelerate the growth of early-to-growth-stage companies and help validate their solutions for real-world problems. The Center’s methodology provides an opportunity for early-to-growth stage fintech companies to connect with financial institution executives, receive investment, and learn from a comprehensive curriculum aiding in addressing go-to-market, business, and finance challenges.
The inaugural VenCent Fintech Summit will be held April 11 – 13, 2022, in Little Rock, and will provide networking and solution-driven opportunities. At the conference, VenCent will immerse 750 attendees in live product demonstrations from up to 75 of The Venture Center’s fintech accelerator alumni, courses from fintech and finance subject matter experts, and facilitate collaboration and innovation networking.
“Now more than ever, financial institutions are challenged to innovate quickly. No matter how fast the world moves, education, collaboration, and acceleration will always effectively fuel innovation,” said Wayne Miller, executive director of The Venture Center. “Those three principles have guided The Venture Center’s accelerator programs, which feature fintech companies handpicked by bankers, for bankers to address financial institutions’ most pressing opportunities. After amassing almost 100 fintech accelerator alumni, The Venture Center created VenCent to bring highly impactful fintech companies and the most forward-thinking financial institutions together for an immersive, hands-on innovation experience.”
VenCent will provide attendees access to nextgen fintech companies from around the world, “Startup Alley,” which features the newest solutions going to market, a global fintech audience, and a deeper understanding of bank innovation’s regulatory environment. VenCent’s featured solution verticals will include cybersecurity, banking-as-a-service, cryptocurrency, lending automation, data analytics, financial wellness and more.
VenCent Fintech Summit event sponsors include FIS, Visa, Discover, Independent Community Bankers of America, Arvest, Acxiom, NYDig, Euronet, Simmons Bank, Smiley Technologies, Plinqit, Finzly, William Mills Agency, Stephens Inc., and Stone Ward.