A 75-Day Fintech Partnership Accelerator

build your bank partnership with nbkc bank
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What is Fountain City Fintech?

Fountain City Fintech is a vertically integrated partnership accelerator, providing fintech startups with  a forward thinking bank partner, compliance expertise, and a solid infrastructure for scale.

What is a fintech
partnership accelerator?

An accelerator program designed to execute mutually beneficial partnership between startups and a financial institution.

You (the startup) + Us (nbkc bank) = happy partnership 😁🚀

What is a fintech
partnership accelerator?

An accelerator program designed to execute mutually beneficial partnership between startups and a financial institution.

You (the startup) + Us (nbkc bank) =
happy partnership 😁🚀

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The Fountain City Fintech Story

Steps to the Ideal Partnership

Wireframe Your Partnership

Develop the details of the bank partnership youʼre seeking. Every company is different and every partnership should be unique. We strive to be creative and nimble in every conversation with founders.

Execute in 75 Days

After you've gone through the partnership wireframing process and have been accepted into the program, it's time to execute. We have 75 days to work together to accomplish our goal. Yes, we know that's a bit quick. That's the point.

Join the Network

Our relationship doesn't end at demo day. Fountain City Fintech, nbkc bank, and the entire support system are in it for the long haul. Intros, biz dev ideas, advice, whatever you need, if we can provide it, it's yours.

Why Should You Apply?

Customization

Any company worth building brings something unique into the world. That innate newness results in unique problems and opportunities as well. We customize programming specific to our cohort. One size does not fit all in fintech startups.

One Check Size Does Not Fit All

Your business is unique. Your investment terms should be too. We work with founders to negotiate fair terms that align incentives for both parties. We don’t force you into a cookie cutter model.

Bank Advantages with Startup Culture

nbkc isn’t your average bank. We don’t wear suits. We don’t really like it if you call us bankers. Joining Fountain City Fintech helps you check all the boxes around working with a bank without a lot of the pain and frustration that comes with an average banking partner.

Take it From our Graduates

Onward Financial

"The experience of going through FCFT made me more confident as a leader, but also helped me build my interpersonal skills... equipped me to be a better leader and know how to build a team."

Digs

"The powerful thing about this specific vertically focused accelerator is the fact that we integrated with a national FDIC centered bank in less than 75 days. If we hadn't been in this program, we wouldn't exist."

Track Technologies

"Before nbkc we had no idea how to work with a bank. The entire executive team at nbkc not only took time to get to know us, but also tried to figure out how we can help our customers together."

We're Passionate About Solving Problems

The Savings
Crisis
Banking the Underbanked
Inefficient Mortgage
Processes
Limited Access to Capital for Small Businesses
The Status Quo:
Educate Us About The Problem You're Solving
Limited Access to Capital for Small Businesses
The Status Quo:
Educate Us About The Problem You're Solving

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Meet Your Partner

nbkc has been in the financial technology space for 20 years. Beginning as an online mortgage company in 1997, nbkc has been in fintech as long as Amazon has been selling books. Rooted in innovation and entrepreneurship, nbkc does not shy away from unconventional approaches, experiments and innovations.

nbkc has been in the financial technology space for 20 years. Beginning as an online mortgage company in 1997, nbkc has been in fintech as long as Amazon has been selling books. Rooted in innovation and entrepreneurship, nbkc does not shy away from unconventional approaches, experiments and innovations.

nbkc has been in the financial technology space for 20 years. Beginning as an online mortgage company in 1997, nbkc has been in fintech as long as Amazon has been selling books. Rooted in innovation and entrepreneurship, nbkc is not a company that is stuck in the past. Focused on providing their customers the simplest solutions, nbkc's business is ever changing. Their corporate culture has made them one of the best places to work and has drawn passionate and creative people from all over the world to inhabit their office spaces, which continues to add to the growth of the KC fintech space.

Fountain City Fintech Network Partners

Kansas City

Kansas City’s been a fintech hub for longer than most people realize. The likes of H&R Block, BATS, and Zoloz have paved the way for an upcoming wave of financial technology innovation. Recently, KC fintechs, C2FO and PayIt raised $100 million plus rounds. Fountain City Fintech is perfectly positioned to accelerate entrepreneurs’ efforts to solve real-world financial problems right in the middle of the map.

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Our mentors are focused on empowering, educating, and advising our entrepreneurs to achieve maximum growth.
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