Zogo Previews Solution at ICBA ThinkTECH Virtual Demo Day

Event follows 12-week bootcamp designed to accelerate the growth of promising fintechs


Durham, North Carolina (March 25, 2021)—Zogo performed a demonstration of its financial technology solution during the 2021 Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) third annual ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator Demo Day. Zogo was selected from hundreds of applicants from around the globe competing for a place in the award-winning and globally recognized ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator, powered by The Venture Center and with support from the State of Arkansas.

The virtual event highlights ICBA’s ongoing effort to foster fintech-community bank collaborations that produce tangible, relevant solutions to help community banks achieve their business objectives and deliver an exceptional customer experience for which they are known.

“The accelerator has truly been outstanding – from start to finish,” said Louden Richason, SVP of Strategic Partnerships at Zogo. “It has been great to speak with so many community bankers and understand how we can best serve them and contribute to the industry. Meeting with over 100 community banks in three months has been an incredible opportunity for us.”

“We selected the most promising fintech solutions in critically important areas and paired them with the best and brightest industry stakeholders to refine timely, relevant solutions that solve for community bank pain points,” ICBA Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer Charles Potts said. “We’re thrilled with the evolution of these offerings, which will allow our members to continue to be innovative and responsive to the shifting needs of their customers while continuing to move our industry forward.”

“This year’s cohort companies rose to the challenge of attending an all-virtual accelerator, meeting with over 100 individual banks over the course of 12 weeks,” Wayne Miller, executive director of The Venture Center said. “We are proud of the work they have done in this new format and are greatly impressed with their overall performance,” Wayne Miller, executive director of The Venture Center said. “With input from community bankers, and with a wealth of new connections, we are sure this cohort will continue to find success.”

To learn more about the ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator program visit icba.org/thinktech/accelerator.

About Zogo

Zogo is a financial technology company based in Durham, N.C. that helps financial institutions educate, engage, and attract young people. Its financial literacy app teaches sound financial fundamentals and rewards users for learning. Zogo’s app has won numerous industry accolades, including “Best of Show” at Finovate Fall 2019 and NACUSO 2019 Next Big Idea Competition. Key investors and advisors include Techstars, a former CEO of Sageworks, and faculty from Duke University. To learn more, visit zogofinance.com.

About ICBA

The Independent Community Bankers of America creates and promotes an environment where community banks flourish. ICBA is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education, and high-quality products and services.

With nearly 50,000 locations nationwide, community banks constitute 99 percent of all banks, employ more than 700,000 Americans and are the only physical banking presence in one in three U.S. counties. Holding more than $5 trillion in assets, over $4.4 trillion in deposits, and more than $3.4 trillion in loans to consumers, small businesses and the agricultural community, community banks channel local deposits into the Main Streets and neighborhoods they serve, spurring job creation, fostering innovation and fueling their customers’ dreams in communities throughout America. For more information, visit ICBA’s website at www.icba.org.

About The Venture Center

The Venture Center’s immersive accelerator programs are designed to accelerate the growth of early-to-late stage companies and help validate their solutions for real-world problems. Our methodology provides a unique opportunity to connect with community bank executives, receive seed investment, and learn from a comprehensive curriculum aiding in strategically addressing go-to-market, business, and finance challenges. Learn more at www.venturecenter.co. Follow The Venture Center on  Facebook LinkedIn, Twitter (@VentureCenter), and  Instagram.

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