Warren Averett

Warren Averett and The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) Invention to Innovation Center (I2C) announce their partnership to enhance the I2C ecosystem with sponsorship and strategic support to entrepreneurs.

Warren Averett will leverage its holistic approach by offering resources beyond traditional accounting, including corporate advisory services, technology and risk solutions, HR solutions, finance team support and personal services. Their professionals bring comprehensive industry expertise and will also be an invaluable asset to the I2C companies in helping to navigate growth.

Additionally, Warren Averett will support strategic initiatives at I2C specifically through the curation of educational boot camps and service offerings supporting I2C’s start-up portfolio.

“Warren Averett’s insights, resources and business advisory mentorship will be pivotal to our companies,” said Rigved Joshi, Director at I2C. “We are pleased to have access to Warren Averett’s expansive skillset. The I2C – Warren Averett partnership brings together essential skills in business and financial strategy and organizational management to help support our companies through successful transformations. Partnering with Warren Averett to deliver transformation for our companies will allow us to provide the very best business, program and portfolio strategies which will help forge the next generation of disruptive enterprises.”

“We believe in the mission of I2C and the important role they play in innovation and growth in the business community,” said Hobie Frady, Industry Practice Leader at Warren Averett. “Our objective is to provide the I2C companies with access to our experts who can administer strategic direction along with practical and scalable solutions to meet their goals. Warren Averett is committed in doing its part to further the development of this business community as a national leader in innovation, entrepreneurship and creative thinking.”

About Warren Averett

Warren Averett is one of the largest accounting firms in the southeastern United States region, and ranks among the top 35 firms in the United States. With more than 800 employees and 350 CPAs, Warren Averett offers depth and experience across six client solution categories and in 12 industry practice groups. The company’s 15 office locations include Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Cullman, Anniston and Foley, Alabama; Panama City, Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach, Destin and Tampa, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; and affiliate offices in Houston, Texas and the Cayman Islands.

About I2C

The I2C serves as regional resource for emerging technology companies through leadership and support of entrepreneurial initiatives throughout North Alabama and South-Central Tennessee.

I2C focuses on venture acceleration, mentorship, programming, and incubation - a vibrant and dynamic platform that supports and stimulates co-creation and open innovation.

All of I2C’s activities and programming elements conducted by/for the regional communities are to encourage sharing, build cross-sector connections, and attract like-minded members/participants to contribute, collaborate, and thrive under an entrepreneurial environment. I2C’s brand new 45,000 innovation space is scheduled to open June 2019 on the UAH campus.

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