Gov. Hutchinson Announced a High Tech Initiative for Arkansas

    Governor Asa Hutchinson announced the first phase of a high tech accelerator initiative for the State of Arkansas. FIS

    Governor Asa Hutchinson announced the first phase of a high tech accelerator initiative for the State of Arkansas. FIS, a global leader in financial services technology and a Fortune 500 company, will partner with the State to extend the VC FinTech Accelerator program through 2018. The VC FinTech Accelerator is designed to boost the speed and development of startups focused on financial technology. The FinTech Accelerator was operated in conjunction with The Venture Center, based in Little Rock. The Venture Center provides resources, guidance, and critical connections to guide startups to viability. The announcement was made at the VC FinTech Accelerator’s Global Investor Demo Day at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock. The partnership will see the State of Arkansas and FIS each cover a portion of the funding for program costs over the next two years.

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