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Association of International Certified Professional Accountants and Startup Accelerator

Accelerate your startup and the accounting profession

Now Accepting Applications for the 2022 cohort

Change will never be as slow as it is today

The accounting and finance profession of the future will look very different than it does today. We’re already having to adapt to changes related to regulatory compliance, task automation, AI, blockchain, and more.

The Association and Startup Accelerator helps grow startups throughout the accounting ecosystem so the innovators and cutting edge solutions can help transform the profession. Our aim is to strengthen the ability of individual accountants and finance teams to be the go-to analysts, strategists and consultants that are indispensable to organizations across the globe.

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”

— Peter Drucker

Get to know all about the Startup Accelerator


Our 2021 Cohort

The 2021 Cohort is rich with innovation and new ideas. These five companies are ahead of the curve when it comes to automation, artificial intelligence and blockchain.


About the Program

We’re focused on two specific themes, both of which ultimately help the profession perform and add value at a higher level.


Our Advisors and Experts

Each year we assemble a panel of advisors from throughout the profession that have a wide array of knowledge and expertise.


Our Alumni

We've identified key startups around the globe leading in innovation. We're proud to have partnered with these organizations in order to help them move their ideas forward.

What past participants have said about their experience

“Thanks to the exposure we've had to the Association, individual sessions, hearing how leaders talk about change (e.g., Thought Leader Dinner) - we are far more confident now about articulating what we are doing and why. Honing in on this messaging is a critical, foundational part of our business. And thanks to the Accelerator we believe we are in a much stronger position now to execute our strategy in a way that aligns with our core mission.”

Jotham Ty

Founder of Gappify

“The Accelerator was instrumental in our shift upmarket, which is proving to be essential for us ... We've opened some really key doors and leads for us ... We've also increased our visibility and credibility in the market which will help us grow much faster.”

Blaine Bertsch

Founder of Dryrun

“Entering the accounting profession out of college in 2007, I had not viewed the AICPA as the source of innovation. Now that we've been through the accelerator program, experienced ENGAGE and Barry's keynote, listening to the Beyond Disruption podcast, and just watched some of the Human Intelligence video series, I have to say that the AICPA is more like the... Association of Innovative Certified Public Accountants!”

Vince LoRusso

CPA, founder of TrueUp