Aprio, Kingston Smith Become Techstars Global Accelerator Network Partner

August 30, 2018

Organizations To Serve Cohorts Around the Globe With Financial Advice, Mentorship

Aprio, LLP, a full service, CPA-led business advisory firm, announced today that the company and Kingston Smithhave become global partners of Techstars. The two organizations have partnered, along with other Morison KSi firms, to provide financial advice and mentorship to Techstars classes around the globe. Together these alliances form as a Techstars Global Accelerator Network Partner.

Each year, Techstars selects over 300 companies to join their three-month mentorship-drive accelerator, investing in each company and providing hands-on mentorship to help founders do more faster. Today, the Techstars alumni network includes over 3,900 entrepreneurs.

Aprio has a long history of working with startup companies and entrepreneurship is an integral part of the firm’s DNA. This partnership allows Aprio to provide accounting and financial mentorship to entrepreneurial businesses in the technology industry and help organizations achieve profitable growth.

“At Aprio, we’re passionate about helping our clients navigate the ever-changing technology industry,” said Mitchell Kopelman, partner-in-charge of Technology & Blockchain at Aprio. “We’re thrilled to help these entrepreneurs take advantage of the tax credits and incentives available to them, mitigate risks and provide access to capital through all of our contacts. The partnership is an ideal fit because we have the same drive that helps businesses fuel growth and take them to the next level.”

“Everyone at Kingston Smith is passionate about helping startups succeed. We are always genuinely amazed by how tenacious and resilient entrepreneurs are; they have a particular make up that is unique,” said Graham Taylor, partner-in-charge of international at Kingston Smith. “Kingston Smith, alongside Aprio and other Morison KSi firms, is looking forward to going on the Techstars journey with talented entrepreneurs from around the world.”

“Techstars is the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. Through our partnership with Aprio and Kingston Smith, Techstars startup companies around the globe will have access to premier financial services,” said Amy Smith, Techstars vice president of corporate engagement.

Aprio, Kingston Smith and the other Morison KSi firms, including BKM Sowan Horan, Waldron H. Rand, Marks Paneth, Rosenblum-Holtzman & Co. and McCarney Group, will be serving classes in several cities across the globe. The Techstars Global Accelerator Network Partnership will guide cohorts to better understand what they will face across financial lines and succeed in the world of technology.

For more information about Aprio, visit https://aprio.com. To learn more about Kingston Smith, visit http://www.kingstonsmith.co.uk/. To learn more about Techstars, visit http://www.techstars.com.

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About Aprio
Aprio is a premier full-service, CPA-led business advisory firm based in Atlanta, Georgia, that advises clients and associates on how to achieve what’s next. Aprio’s associates work as integrated teams across advisory, assurance, tax and private client services, bringing the best thinking and personal commitment to each client. Across practices, Aprio brings together proven expertise, deep understanding and strategic foresight for industries including Manufacturing and Distribution; Nonprofit and Education; Professional Services; Real Estate and Construction; Retail, Franchise and Hospitality; and Technology and Biosciences. In 65 years, Aprio has grown to 400 employees. To serve clients wherever life or business may take them, Aprio’s teams speak more than 30 languages and work with clients in over 40 countries. In addition to its Atlanta headquarters, Aprio also operates in New York; Birmingham, Ala.; and Sarasota, Fla. For more, visit https://aprio.com.

About Kingston Smith
Kingston Smith is a top 20 UK firm of chartered accountants and leading advisers to entrepreneurial businesses, not for profit organisations and private individuals. Kingston Smith’s origins go back 95 years and many of our client relationships span decades. We are our clients’ authentic and trusted advisers through tough times and good times.

As a partnership, we are constantly evolving and today we are proud to be an award-winning firm with 62 partners and 500 staff across multiple sectors in the UK and internationally. Outside the UK, our founder membership of Morison KSi offers our clients the strength and experience of 85 partner offices to support their international reach. That combination of geographic knowledge, commercial expertise and client empathy has given us a great track record in helping clients grow their business.

About Techstars
Techstars is the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. Techstars founders and their teams connect with other entrepreneurs, experts, mentors, alumni, investors, community leaders, and corporate partners who will help their companies grow. Techstars operates three divisions: Techstars Startup Programs, Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Programs and Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships. Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Programs help founders do more faster and Techstars Startup Programs inspire, educate and connect entrepreneurs. Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships helps brands supercharge growth by accelerating innovation and cultural transformation. Techstars accelerator portfolio includes more than 1,300 companies with a market cap of $13 Billion.

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