Buffalo, NY – Freed Maxick is excited to participate in this month’s Launch NY TwitterChat, with the topic being Tax Tips for Startups. This will be the first time that Freed Maxick has participated in a live twitter chat.


A 501 (c)(3) venture development organization headquartered in Buffalo, NY, Launch NY’s mission is to identify, support, and invest in high-growth, high-impact companies and catalyze the entrepreneurial culture – or what has become known as the “entrepreneurial ecosystem” – of Upstate New York, providing wealth and job creation for the entire community. Using the hashtag #LaunchHour, they these monthly TwitterChats with sessions occurring the third Wednesday of each month, lasting for one hour. This month’s chat will be held on Wednesday, March 16th from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.


“Startup companies have so much to think about and do every day, that having a time like our #LaunchHour TwitterChat to focus on their needs at tax time is incredibly helpful. We are so pleased to have experts like Shawn Frier of Freed Maxick CPAs P.C. join us in our unique TwitterChat forum that brings our clients, other startups throughout our region and beyond, and our ecosystem partners together. Everyone will benefit from our “Tax Tips for Startups” topic,” said Marnie LaVigne, President and CEO of Launch NY.


Since being founded in Buffalo, New York in 1958, Freed Maxick has a strong commitment to the area. Being able to be involved with Launch NY to provide advice to local startups this tax season exemplifies one of our core values of being “In It for the Community.” Director Shawn Frier, who will be leading the TwitterChat, is looking forward to the opportunity to connect and help these organizations. “So much of what we do at Freed is because we care about the areas we serve. I’m honored to be able to give back to these startup businesses that are giving so much back to the Buffalo economy.”


About Freed Maxick CPAs Freed Maxick CPAs, P.C. is one of the largest accounting and consulting firms in Western New York and a Top 100 largest CPA firm in the United States. Serving closely held businesses, SEC companies, governmental and not-for-profit clients across New York as well as nationally and internationally, Freed Maxick mobilizes high-performance professionals to guide client growth, compliance, security and innovation. Freed Maxick specializes in the healthcare, manufacturing, real estate, banking, agribusiness and private equity sectors, and has more than 300 professional and administrative personnel and offices in Buffalo, Batavia, Rochester and Syracuse, New York. Visit www.freedmaxick.com or follow us on Twitter @FreedMaxickCPAs



About Launch New York

The mission of Launch New York, Inc. (Launch NY) is to identify, support, and invest in high-growth, high-impact companies and catalyze the entrepreneurial culture in the 27 counties comprising Upstate New York. Launch NY is a 501(c)(3) non-profit venture development organization that promotes economic development activities and uses best practices, proven activities of experienced business mentoring, and seed capital investing in order to create venture capital-ready (deal-ready) companies which have the promise to create significant economic wealth and jobs for our region. 


Launch NY was formed as a result of a collaboration between stakeholders and regional economic development leaders in Upstate New York to create successful, sustainable strategies that would foster a robust self-sustaining entrepreneurial ecosystem built on regional collaboration. Launch NY is headquartered in Buffalo and has regional co-location with partner organizations in Binghamton, Ithaca, Rochester and Syracuse. It has served nearly 500 companies comprising more than 1,200 jobs since starting operations in 2012. For more information, see www.launchny.org.