The Independent Community Bankers of America is bringing its fintech incubator in-house with a new office in Atlanta.
The ThinkTECH Accelerator has operated primarily out of Little Rock, Ark., since its formation in 2019.
“Following four successful fintech accelerator programs and the tremendous interest in our accelerator program, the natural next step is to bring ICBA ThinkTECH’s full-time operation and expanded innovation content in-house,” Charles Potts, the ICBA’s chief innovation officer, said in a press release.
“Our members have been vocal in their need for unified programming, and ICBA is paving the way with this new model to ensure that innovation remains an obtainable, strategic priority for the nation’s nearly 5,000 community banks,” Potts added.
The ICBA will develop office space in Atlanta and hire more staff to build out year-round programming.