The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, (AICPA) and CPA, have opened applications for start-ups.

This Global Accounting Finance accelerator program for start-ups, focuses on finance, accounting and regulatory technology.
According to the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, (CIMA), the participants in the program’s third class, are set to qualify, for funding, worth $25,000.

CIMA is one of the organisations, responsible for the formation of the start-up accelerator program.

Benefits Of Participation

In addition to the cash value, the start-up accelerator program, would afford the participants, the following;

  • Access to the senior leadership of, both, the association and CPA.
    Access to an advisory group, with diverse backgrounds, in entrepreneurship, accounting and finance.
    Access to Certified Public Accountants, CPA’s, firm leaders and Chartered Global Management Accountants.
    Getting featured, at the AICPA’s Engage2020 conference, which will take place, between 7 to 11 June, 2019, in Las Vegas, in the US.
    Getting featured, at the AICPA and CPA Digital CPA Conference, which specialises in accounting technology and practice development topics.
Eligibility For Participation

Applicants from anywhere in the world, looking to participate in this accelerator program must;

Have a working product, or, service
Be at a seed, or, pre-Series A stage
Focused, on accounting technology, or, regulatory technology solutions


The six-month accelerator program, will see 5 start-ups selected, from the number of entries, which kicks off by early 2020.

According to Tim Simba, African Regional VP of CIMA, the accelerator program is aimed, at encouraging start-ups, to embrace new technologies, in bringing a transformation, into their business execution.

“Early-stage fintech and edtech companies will, also, benefit from strategic insights, market access and funding. This initiative is, a contribution, from the association and CIMA, to encourage innovation and employment creation, in Africa”, Tim concluded.

How To Apply

Potential participants Global Accounting Finance accelerator can go ahead to apply here. The deadline for the application is, Saturday, November 30, 2019.

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