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HPG Supports UNC Emerging Companies

Industries: Technology

Raleigh, NC (May 3, 2011)– Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (, one of the largest CPA firms headquartered and staffed in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina, is serving as a sponsor of the 2011 UNC-Chapel Hill Emerging Company Showcase ( The event is being held on Tuesday, May 3 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education.

“There are many great individuals who are pushing the science and technology fields to new levels,” says Heather Dean, HPG partner and co-leader of the firm’s knowledge-based industries practice. “Area universities are leading the way and we are proud to support UNC and this showcase.”

The Emerging Company Showcase will highlight early-stage companies spinning out of UNC. It will feature two concurrent tracks, scientific and technology, which will include IT/gaming, life sciences and medtech companies. The event presents an opportunity for company leaders to develop connections and gain exposure to local entrepreneurs, experts and industry leaders.

Highlighted companies include:

HPG remains committed to the advancement of Triangle technology industries. In addition to its support of the Emerging Company Showcase, the firm and its members are active with the Council for Entrepreneurial Development, The North Carolina World Trade Association, The North Carolina Technology Association, NCBIO, SEBIO, the Triangle Game Initiative, Internet Summit, ibiliti and the Small Business and Technology Center.

RSVP is required for the Emerging Company Showcase. Individuals can contact Andrew Kant at or 919-843-3304. A reception will follow the presentations.

About Hughes Pittman & Guption, 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 Sustainable 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 or follow HPG on Twitter at