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HPG Supports 14 Area Startups

Raleigh, NC (May 2, 2011) – Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (www.hpg.com) one of the largest CPA firms headquartered and staffed in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina, announces today that partner Brooks Malone served as a guest speaker during the 2011 Bull City Startup Stampede. The 60-day initiative is aimed at supporting 14 dynamic startup companies in downtown Durham.

As part of the accounting panel which was held on April 26, Malone discussed accounting best practices. Panel members provided each team individual counsel to help turn their ideas into functioning businesses.

“The Triangle area continues to have a flourishing entrepreneurial spirt, and Durham has a wealth of resources available to startups,” says Malone. “This was an excellent opportunity to help entrepreneurs grow as they move through the business cycle.”

Malone’s support of the Stampede builds on a long history of supporting Triangle entrepreneurs. Most recently, he has served as a judge for the Duke Start-Up Challenge and as a “Coach on Call” for the DUhatch Student Business Incubator Program.

The Bull City Startup Stampede runs from April 1 though May 31, 2011. During this time, the new companies are provided:

More information is available at www.startupstampede.com

About Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (HPG):
HPG is one of the largest CPA firms headquartered and staffed in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina, as ranked by the Triangle Business Journal. More than just an accounting firm, HPG assists clients in looking beyond the bottom line by being the right people, right value and right firm to achieve each client’s definition of success. HPG is a member of CPAmerica International and affiliated with the Crowe Horwath International alliances of firms, with offices worldwide. The firm leverages this to provide national and global accounting resources to its clients. HPG offers a wide array of business accounting, auditing, corporate tax and management advisory services. Specialities include serving owner-managed, investor-backed technology and life science organizations, healthcare services, real estate development, manufacturing and distribution businesses, as well as providing ERISA audits, family wealthcare services and Sarbanes-Oxley internal audit services.

HPG has remained committed to advancing a thriving Triangle community since its founding in 1983. In recognition, the firm is the recipient of two Pinnacle Business Awards by the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce; the 2009 Large Entrepreneurial Business Award and the 2010 Integrity in Business Award. Additionally, HPG has been certified Green Plus by the Institute for Susatainable Development for integrating environmental sustainability efforts into company culture, and has been named one of the top 100 Best Accounting Firms to Work For in the country by Accounting Today. Visit www.hpg.com or follow HPG on Twitter at http://twitter.com/HPGcpas.com