AICPA 2022 Start Up Accelerator

by | Feb 24, 2022 | News

Standard Carbon Inc. Selected to Participate in the AICPA 2022 Start Up Accelerator

Standard Carbon Inc., a Greenhouse Gas Verification Validation Body developing technological solutions for environmental assurance, announced their acceptance into the Association of International Chartered Professional Accountants’ (AICPA) start-up accelerator program – 2022 cohort.

“The Standard Carbon team is excited to be selected as part of the 2022 Start Up Accelerator. This represents a major milestone in Standard Carbon’s development, we can’t wait to meet the mentors and other founders. Acceptance into this program allows us to refine our technology to facilitate more streamlined and accurate greenhouse gas assurance statements”, says Alex, Stuart, President & CEO.

“We created this program five years ago as a way to identify emerging trends and drive innovation within the accounting profession,” said Erik Asgeirsson, President and CEO of CPA.com. “The Accelerator has been a great success, supporting leading-edge companies to help drive the transformation of accounting services in key areas such as blockchain, assurance, ESG and automation.”

The Startup Accelerator supports early-stage technology companies’ growth throughout the accounting and finance ecosystem. It also provides the AICPA and CPA.com more visibility into disruptive trends from emerging technologies that are transforming the accounting profession. Selected companies receive a $25,000 grant, participate in a six-month curriculum, receive guidance from expert advisors, and have an opportunity to showcase their solutions at AICPA ENGAGE, the profession’s largest conference.

About Standard Carbon

Standard Carbon is developing a platform, supported by blockchain and machine learning, to allow faster more accurate, and more trustworthy GHG assurance statements. Digitizing what is currently a manual, laborious, opaque process, will give the accounting profession better visibility into the science behind GHG assurance statements. Increasing the level of assurance in GHG assurance statements is critical as more funds are deployed to GHG reduction projects.

About CPA.com

CPA.com brings innovative solutions to the accounting profession, either in partnership with leading providers or directly through its own development. The company has established itself as a thought leader on emerging technologies and as the trusted business advisor to practitioners in the United States, with a growing global focus. Our company’s core mission is to drive the transformation of practice areas, advance the technology ecosystem for the profession, and lead technology research and innovation efforts for practitioners.

A subsidiary of the American Institute of CPAs, the company is also part of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, the world’s most influential organization representing the profession. For more information, visit CPA.com.

About the American Institute of CPAs

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) is the world’s largest member association representing the CPA profession, with more than 431,000 members in the United States and worldwide, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting. The AICPA sets ethical standards for its members and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, non-profit organizations, and federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, offers specialized credentials, builds the pipeline of future talent and drives professional competency development to advance the vitality, relevance and quality of the profession.