Press Release

Applications Open for 2019 FIS FinTech Accelerator

January 08, 2019

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 8, 2019 FIS (NYSE: FIS), a global leader in financial services technology, in collaboration with the State of Arkansas and Little Rock-based The Venture Center, announced today that applications are open for the 2019 FIS FinTech Accelerator program.

Now in its fourth year, the FIS FinTech Accelerator program is designed to accelerate the development and growth of early-stage financial technology ventures. Ten startups will be selected to participate in a rigorous, 12-week program in Little Rock starting on April 29. In addition to a monetary investment, each participating startup will receive in-depth mentoring and training from FIS and The Venture Center as well as an opportunity to receive feedback on their ideas from leading banks and financial institutions, along with potential clients and investors.

“We’re proud to continue our support of FIS FinTech Accelerator in collaboration with the State of Arkansas and The Venture Center,” said FIS Chairman, President and CEO Gary Norcross. “This program is part of our continuous modernization strategy to discover and invest in the next generation of technology innovations. We look forward to another year of breakthrough ideas from financial technology startups around the world.”

Past graduates of the FIS FinTech Accelerator have raised a total of more than $53 million in capital since participating in the program. A number of past participants have also have benefited through reseller and investment agreements with FIS, endorsement by the American Bankers Association and industry award recognitions.

Technologies explored by previous participants have included artificial intelligence, next-generation password authentication, blockchain-powered instant payments, and consumer lending credit verification using big data and social media.

Applications for the 2019 program will close Feb. 9. To apply, visit

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 53,000 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

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For More Information

Kim Snider, 904.438.6278
Senior Vice President
FIS Global Marketing and Communications

Jessica Head, 214.938.1330
Director of Operations + Program Development
The Venture Center