Danielle Supkis Cheek Selected as a Subject Matter Expert for Rice’s OwlSpark

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Danielle Supkis Cheek, CPA, CFE, CVA, was selected as a subject matter expert for the 2014 Class of Rice University’s OwlSpark Startup Accelerator program.

Danielle Supkis Cheek, CPA, CFE, CVA, was selected as an accounting subject matter expert for Rice University’s entrepreneurship accelerator, OwlSpark. Started in 2013 by Rice University students, the OwlSpark program allows Rice students, staff, and recent alumni to gain valuable experience as entrepreneurs and the opportunity to convert their ideas into reality.

In her role as a featured advisor and based on her experiences as a successful entrepreneur herself, Danielle delivered a well-received presentation on the basics of accounting, the accounting needs for start-up businesses, and how to read financial statements. One participant said that it was “the best SME (subject matter expert) speech we have had. Per Kerri Smith, Managing Director, Owl Spark “I never thought I would say this, but you made accounting fun.”

The Bayou Startup Showcase featuring the teams from OwlSpark and University of Houston’s RED Labs will take place on August 14, 2014 from 2pm to 7pm at McNair Hall, Rice University.

Danielle looks forward to continuing her involvement with this valuable program and others to help startups and other small to medium sized businesses in the greater Houston area.

About Danielle Supkis Cheek

Danielle Supkis Cheek started D. Supkis Cheek, PLLC in 2013 to carter to the accounting needs of small and medium sized businesses. D. Supkis Cheek, PLLC’s service offerings include audits, reviews, compilations, agreed upon procedures, consulting, forensic accounting, and expert witness services.

She is a Certified Public Account (CPA) in the State of Texas, a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiner, a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, and has a Certificate in International Financial Reporting (CertIFR) from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in the United Kingdom.

Danielle is a 2014 Texas Society of CPA’s Rising Star, a National Vice President for the American Woman’s Society of CPAs, a Past President of the Houston Affiliate of the American Woman’s Society of CPAs, and was a recipient of the Woman of Excellence Award by the Federation of Houston Professional. Danielle also sits on the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants GenNext Task Force and the Woman’s Initiative Executive Committee Champions Task Force.

Danielle is a member of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA), and is a member of the American Institute for Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). She is a frequent lecturer on the accounting needs of private companies. Danielle is also passionate about teaching financial literacy and is a regular teacher and is the Secretary of the Finance Committee for the Woman’s Resource Center of Greater Houston.

Danielle received her Bachelor of Arts from Rice University her Masters of Science in Accountancy from the University of Virginia.

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