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HPG Partner Brooks Malone to Present at the PackStart Workshop

Industries: Owner-Managed Business

Services: Advisory

RALEIGH, N.C. (February 24, 2016) ― Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (“HPG”), a Triangle-based CPA firm serving the financial management needs of local, multi-state and international businesses, as well as their owners, announced today that Partner Brooks Malone will present at the PackStart Workshop. HPG is also sponsoring the workshop.

The workshop, to be held on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at North Carolina State University’s (“NCSU”) Springboard Innovation Hub, is designed to help innovators and entrepreneurs learn the practical aspects of starting a company based on university research and intellectual property. Over the course of this one-day workshop, experienced professionals and entrepreneurs will coach attendees on navigating the process of starting a company and working through the venture development process.

“Support of this workshop is directly aligned with HPG’s commitment to fostering university-based startup companies in North Carolina, as well as helping them grow and reach success,” says Brooks Malone, partner at HPG. “As an NCSU Alumni, I am pleased to have the opportunity to support and encourage entrepreneurs and the startup community at NCSU.”

The event will be held at the Springboard Innovation Hub on Centennial Campus of NCSU. Networking, presentations, and coaching sessions will take place from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

About Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (HPG): For more than 30 years, HPG, an independent, North Carolina CPA firm, has served the needs of local, multi-state, and international businesses. More than just an accounting firm, HPG’s mission is working together to REACH success. The firm utilizes specialized teams to address the unique tax, audit, accounting, and advisory needs of owner-managed and investor-owned clients across a wide range of industries.

The firm is a member of CPAmerica International and an affiliate member of Crowe Horwath International. HPG CPAs leverage these memberships to provide national and global accounting expertise and resources for the firm’s clients. Visit

About the PackStartSM Program:

The Office of Technology Transfer at NCSU started the PackStartSMProgram to help startup companies create and launch new ventures. The program assists companies in getting to market more quickly by providing services and support that allow the startup to focus on technology and business development, reduce initial costs, and make the appropriate connections with strategic partners. Managed by the Venture Development group, the PackStartSMProgram is available to all newly created startup companies that license university intellectual property. With more than 100 startups and 500 commercialized products, NC State brings real-world solutions to the marketplace. The Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) plays a crucial role in this mission by protecting and promoting University research discoveries and intellectual property, working with and guiding industry partners, and promoting the acceleration of startups.