Join The Venture Center and our partners as we kick off the 2017 VC FinTech Accelerator - Empowered by FIS and announce the portfolio companies for the 2017 program. The press conference/announcement will be followed by a reception to welcome the 2017 cohort to Little Rock.

Ten promising early stage financial technology companies of 295 applicants from all over the world will receive an initial $50,000 investment and top performers may be eligible for $100,000-$300,000 in additional capital at the end of the program.

Founders will spend 12-weeks on-site in Little Rock, beginning May 8. The intensive program culminates with VC FinTech Demo Day on July 26.