FIS and Venture Center Launch Global FinTech Accelerator

fintech_fis_logoLittle Rock, Ark.-based The Venture Center is now accepting applications for the VC FinTech Accelerator, powered by global provider of financial services technology FIS (NYSE: FIS).

The accelerator is a 15-week program to accelerate the growth of 10 startups in core banking, payments, mobile, fraud, and security and startups leveraging emerging technologies like cognitive computing, neural networks, and blockchain innovating in financial services.
Through a new fund established and directed by The Venture Center, portfolio companies will receive an initial $50k investment and are eligible to pitch for up to $100k-300k additional equity funding investment at the end of the program.
Members also receive mentoring from FIS leaders.

The deadline to apply at has been fixed on March 31 at 11:59 p.m. CDT

Led by president and CEO Lee Watson, The Venture Center aims to help startups obtain customer validation and reach viability through systematic programming, premium mentorship that leverages best practices in lean methodology, and strategic acceleration, also supporting them in reaching scale and creating measurable economic impact.

A global provider of financial services technology, FIS currently serves more than 20,000 clients in over 130 countries holding leadership positions in payment processing, financial software and banking solutions. It employs more than 55,000 people worldwide



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