October 2, 2017October 23, 2019 // Partners Strategic Partner Spotlight: Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP Each month CED spotlights strategic partners that help to propel Triangle entrepreneurial companies onto the national stage as successful businesses. One of this month’s Strategic Partner Spotlights is Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (HPG). About Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (HPG) Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (HPG) is one of the Triangle’s largest locally-owned and managed CPA firms specialized in serving investor-backed and owner-managed technology, medical device, and life science companies and their owners. As a CPAmerica firm with a dedicated international tax practice, we deliver value through local, national, and international resources. Why does HPG support CED as a strategic partner? With our vast knowledge and experience with early-stage companies, HPG understands the unique needs during growth and commercialization. CED has a long-standing track record of helping Triangle entrepreneurs build and grow successful companies, and we appreciate the resources and opportunities that CED provides to the local entrepreneurship community. We continue to support CED as a strategic partner to provide the highest value to our investor-backed and owner-managed clients. How does HPG help North Carolina entrepreneurs? HPG’s history and culture is to pay it forward by being actively involved in the entrepreneurial community. We work with entrepreneurs to understand the needs of the business, focusing on meeting milestones. HPG provides practical guidance on due diligence business risks and challenges, while keeping a keen eye on the exit issues that will arise. What does HPG envision for the future of entrepreneurship? We envision the future of entrepreneurship as very bright. With innovation in all of the level-one research institutions in the state and the immense entrepreneurial and technical talent in the area, we feel that North Carolina is the center of the next generation of U.S. entrepreneurial growth. We see the ecosystem as maturing and culminating in the creation of companies with tremendous opportunity and impact. Website: www.hpg.com Follow HPG: Is your business committed to helping build a self-sustaining community of entrepreneurship in the Triangle? Join the network as a strategic partner of CED.