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Accounting Technology Startup Accelerator Selects Finalists

A startup accelerator sponsored by CPA.com and the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants announced the three early-stage financial technology (FinTech) companies selected as this year’s finalists. Focused on educational technology and fintech, the accelerator aims to promote innovation and provide CPA.com and the Association with visibility in disruptive trends.

The three finalists for this year are:

  • DryRun, from Canada, offering simplified forecasting of cash flow.
  • Client Hub, from Florida, eases critical data delivery and eliminates clunky email conversations with an all-in-one workspace and mobile app for clients and accountants.
  • Gappify, from California, leveraging bot technology to automate repetitive and time-consuming corporate accounting tasks like general ledger, accounts payable, and accounts receivable.

“The value proposition for these companies is they get access to insights from senior leaders of the Association and CPA.com, as well as a panel of distinguished advisors with deep ties to the accounting profession,” explained the Association’s Chief Operating Officer, Lawson Carmichael in a press statemetn. “And for us, the program keeps us connected to front-line innovation.”

All finalists receive a nominal funding investment as well as the guidance from the expert panel Carmichael spoke about, focusing on marketplace needs. The three companies have the additional opportunity to present information about themselves during AICPA ENGAGE in June, an event dedicated to public accounting within the U.S.