Ten Startup Companies Selected for Fourth FIS Fintech Accelerator Program

Key facts

  • FIS and The Venture Center announce the 10 companies selected to take
    part in the 2019 FIS Fintech Accelerator Program.
  • Each company will receive in-depth mentoring and feedback from FIS
    executive leadership along with a monetary investment.
  • The fourth year of the FIS Fintech Accelerator program drew nearly 225
    applicants from 32 countries.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FIS
(NYSE: FIS), a global leader in financial services technology, and The
Venture Center
have announced the 10 portfolio companies selected to
participate in the fourth annual FIS Fintech Accelerator program.

Executives from FIS and The Venture Center as well as community leaders
were in attendance to meet this year’s participants at the kickoff event
held yesterday at The Venture Center. The 2019 program received 225
applications from fintech companies across the U.S. and 31 other
countries.

The 10 selected portfolio companies are:

  • Digital Onboarding, Boston, MA
  • Gremlin Social, St. Louis, MO
  • Sendmi, Lehi, UT
  • ChangeEd, Chicago, IL
  • Voleo, Vancouver, Canada
  • Neener Analytics, Sunnyvale, CA
  • Genivity, Chicago, IL
  • Curu, Charlotte, NC
  • Highside, Bethesda, MD
  • Mimble, Portland, OR

The selected companies will participate in a rigorous 12-week program
designed to accelerate the development of their financial innovations.
Each company will receive in-depth mentoring and training from FIS and
The Venture Center as well as a monetary investment.

We are excited to welcome these ten startups to our accelerator program
and eager to see the technology they will bring to market in the months
and years ahead,” said Bruce Lowthers, chief operating officer,
Integrated Financial Services at FIS. “The pace of fintech innovation
continues to accelerate, placing ever more importance on creative ideas
and new solutions. The FIS Fintech Accelerator program is about bringing
that innovation to life.”

Our selection process combined with the extraordinary resources that
FIS and the State have dedicated to this program is what has made this
program a success,” said Wayne Miller, Executive Director of The Venture
Center. “We’re grateful for the continued collaboration with the FIS
team and are excited to be kicking off the fourth program this year.”

The 2019 program will culminate with a Demo Day on July 17th, where
leaders from each of the participating firms will showcase their
innovations to potential investors, regional community leaders and
successful entrepreneurs.

About
FIS

FIS is a global leader in financial services technology, with a focus on
retail and institutional banking, payments, asset and wealth management,
risk and compliance, and outsourcing solutions. Through the depth and
breadth of our solutions portfolio, global capabilities and domain
expertise, FIS serves more than 20,000 clients in over 130 countries.
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., FIS employs more than 47,000 people
worldwide and holds leadership positions in payment processing,
financial software and banking solutions. Providing software, services
and outsourcing of the technology that empowers the financial world, FIS
is a Fortune 500 company and is a member of Standard & Poor’s 500®
Index. For more information about FIS, visit https://www.fisglobal.com/.

About
The Venture Center

The Venture Center’s immersive accelerator programs are designed to
accelerate the growth of early-stage companies and help them validate
their solutions for real-world problems. Our methodology provides a
unique opportunity to connect with C-level suite global executives,
receive seed investment and learn from a comprehensive curriculum that
will aid in strategically addressing go-to-market, business, and finance
challenges.

To learn more about the program, visit venturecenter.co/fis-accelerator.

Contacts

Kim Snider, 904.438.6278
Senior Vice President
FIS Global
Marketing and Communications
kim.snider@fisglobal.com

Jessica Head, 214.938.1330
Director of Communications + Brand
Engagement
The Venture Center
jessica.head@venturecenter.co

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