Warren Averett CPAs and Advisors recently sponsored Founders Advisors’ eighth annual Silicon Y’all Technology Summit, which took place from April 18th through April 20th. This is the fifth time that Warren Averett has sponsored this event.
Silicon Y’all was a great opportunity for professionals to hear personal stories from entrepreneurs about successes and challenges, to network with some of the top Software as a Service (SaaS) and technology leaders, to discuss innovative growth strategies to enhance their business acumen and to share best practices for driving enterprise value.
Over 140 people attended the event, which was hosted at Renaissance Ross Bridge in Birmingham, Alabama. Over the three-day period, summit attendees visited historic Birmingham landmarks, heard from different CEOs and participated in Q&A sessions, where they learned valuable insights from their peers.
Hanny Akl, CPA, CFE, CEPA, CVGA, a Member, leader of Warren Averett’s Transaction Advisory Services and an active member of the firm’s Technology and Life Sciences Practice Group, was in attendance.
“I had a good time at the Silicon Y’all Technology Summit this year,” said Akl. “The event had amazing participation. I enjoyed facilitating discussions about technology and learning more about how my peers put their best practices to work.”
There were 20 private equity groups in attendance, and Warren Averett leveraged knowledge of the M&A market to help the entrepreneurs think about value drivers of their businesses.
Yogesh Patel, CPA, CFE, an Audit Member and one of the firm’s leaders in the Technology and Life Sciences Practice Group was also in attendance.
“It was great hearing from other professionals in the technology industry,” said Patel. “I learned a lot from my peers, and their stories of their successes and challenges motivated me to think on how I can use what I’ve learned in support of my community and my clients.”
Warren Averett’s Technology and Life Sciences Practice Group provides technology, life sciences, emerging and venture-backed companies with financial services in accounting, tax and advisory, while keeping an eye towards growth and finding practical solutions.
The firm’s Transaction Advisory Group assists private equity groups, investment bankers and business owners in navigating through the complexities of transactions. The team focuses on the key pillars of customization, prioritization and communication when providing buy-side and sell-side diligence services.
The firm’s professionals actively contribute and support the entrepreneurial ecosystem by serving on tech industry boards, maintaining community and professional relationships and supporting sponsorships that bring direct benefits to their clients.
Learn more about Warren Averett’s Technology and Life Sciences Practice Group.