YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS FROM 100 COMPANIES CONTRIBUTE OVER 2,500 JOBS AND $374 MILLION TO THE U.S. ECONOMY
Young Entrepreneurs, Aged 30 and Under, Named to Empact100 List to be Honored at the White House
[SANTA MONICA, CA] (NOVEMBER 17, 2011) – Laura Roeder of LKR, a social media training company based in Santa Monica, CA been named to the Empact100 list of the country’s top young entrepreneurs and will be recognized at the White House in Washington, D.C. on November 17.
They will be honored for their accomplishments and positive influence on the American economy. The Empact100 list has been created by Empact, in partnership with the Kauffman Foundation, Opportunity International, Global Entrepreneurship Week, and the Startup America Partnership.
The list was announced on November 3rd and candidates were judged based solely on reported revenue. Nominations were open to U.S. based individuals or companies that fulfilled the requirements of having all founders 30 years or younger as of December 30, 2011, and reported revenue over $100,000 in 2010, or 2011 to date.
Founded in 2009 by twenty-something Laura Roeder, LKR is a homegrown, grassroots training company that delivers only the best and most up-to-date knowledge in a package that is fun and easy to consume. As a tech-focused small business training resource, they help small businesses leverage technology to remain competitive.
Laura Roeder teaches small businesses how to become well-known and claim their brand online. Laura is the creator of Creating Fame, Your Backstage Pass to Twitter and author of Facebook Fame: The Facebook Marketing Bible for The Small Business.
For more information on LKR and Laura Roeder, visit www.lkrsocialmedia.com, or Laura’s youtube channel, www.youtube.com/getthedash.
Both the success of LKR and the Empact100 list are testament to the impact young entrepreneurs have on the American economy. The 100 companies on the list are responsible for contributing over 2,500 jobs and over $374 million in revenue. More information about the demographics of the awardees can be seen on these infographics.
The event will provide each Empact100 list member the opportunity to pledge their mentorship and wealth to the field of entrepreneurship, which will support Empact & Opportunity International’s Future of Entrepreneurship Pledge movement. Also, they will be challenged to fund one loan for an entrepreneur in a developing country through Opportunity International, the second largest microfinance bank in the world.
A live broadcast can be viewed at http://www.whitehouse.gov/live between 2:30pm and 5:00pm EST on Thursday, November 17.
The full list of Empact100 companies can be found here: http://empact100.com/list.php
|Advantage Media Group||Charleston||SC|
|Affiliate Media Inc.||Irvine||CA|
|Anaptyx Wireless Dynamics||Myrtle Beach||SC|
|Anderson Trail, Inc||Fort Worth||TX|
|Athletic Propulsion Labs||Los Angeles||CA|
|Big Fish Hospitality Group||New York||NY|
|Brockton Creative Group||Kansas City||MO|
|City of Sass||Chicago||IL|
|Coffee Joulies, LLC||Sherrill||NY|
|College Hunks Hauling Junk||Tampa||FL|
|College Scheduler LLC||Chico||CA|
|COMSTOR Outdoor, Ltd.||Huntsville||OH|
|Extreme Youth Sports Inc.||Tampa||FL|
|Fabulous Coach Lines||Branford||FL|
|Faithful Investments LLC||Philadelphia||PA|
|Feverish Ice Cream||Miami||FL|
|Great Black Speakers Bureau||Atlanta||GA|
|High Point Chiropractic Wellness, P.C.||Syracuse||NY|
|Jolie and Elizabeth||New Orleans||LA|
|Kitchen Cabinet Kings||New York||NY|
|Leading Edge Design Group||Enfield||NH|
|Luxury Market Branding||New York||NY|
|Meathead Movers||San Luis Obispo||CA|
|Melen, LLC||Little Ferry||NJ|
|Millionaire Media, LLC||New York||NY|
|Morris Mediaworks, Inc||Charlottesville||VA|
|Motycka Enterprises, LLC||Boulder||CO|
|My First Yoga||Cambridge||MA|
|Nourish International||Chapel Hill||NC|
|Novatek Communications, Inc||Rochester||NY|
|Opportunity Green||Los Angeles||CA|
|Park Assist||New York||NY|
|Pronovost Technology Corporation||Fresno||CA|
|Proof Branding, LLC||Nashville||TN|
|Rabbit Hole Creative||Nashville||TN|
|Reflex Edge LLC||Erieville||NY|
|Sawhorse Media||New York||NY|
|Sky High Party Rentals, LLC||Houston||TX|
|Sole Bicycles||Los Angeles||CA|
|Superior Global Travel & Concierge Services||Boston||MA|
|Taylored Athletes Inc||Boca Raton||FL|
|The Guard Academy||San Diego||CA|
|The GUILD Agency Speakers Bureau & Intellectual Talent Management, Inc.||New York||NY|
|The Intersect Fund||New Brunswick||NJ|
|The Marketing Zen Group||Dallas||TX|
|The Shirt by Rochelle Behrens||Washington||DC|
|University Parent Media||Boulder||CO|
|Varick Media Management||New York||NY|
|Warrior Energy, Inc||Martinsburg||WV|
|Washington Investment Group, LLC||Philadelphia||PA|
|Ye Ole Sweet Shoppe||Erie||PA|
|ZAXX Technology Specialists||Wisconsin Rapids||WI|
Formally known as Extreme Entrepreneurship Education, Empact has worked with over 400 colleges & universities, workforce development organizations, Chambers of Commerce, and Small Business Development Centers to help promote entrepreneurship among aspiring entrepreneurs. Empact aims to alleviate mental and financial poverty by empowering individuals to live with passion, purpose, and prosperity through the entrepreneurial mindset.
Learn more at http://www.iempact.com.
About Opportunity International
Opportunity International provides small business loans, savings, insurance and training to over two million people working their way out of poverty in the developing world. Clients in over 20 countries use these financial services to start or expand a business, provide for their families, create jobs for their neighbors and build a safety net for the future. For more information, visit www.opportunity.org or join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.
About The Kauffman Foundation
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is the largest foundation in the world promoting entrepreneurship. It is a private nonpartisan foundation that works to harness the power of entrepreneurship and innovation to grow economies and improve human welfare. Through its research and other initiatives, the Kauffman Foundation aims to open young people’s eyes to the possibility of entrepreneurship, promote entrepreneurship education, raise awareness of entrepreneurship-friendly policies, and find alternative pathways for the commercialization of new knowledge and technologies.
About Startup America Partnership
The Startup America Partnership was launched in January 2011 at the White House to help inspire and celebrate entrepreneurs, their firms and the people that join them. Founding board members include Steve Case (Founder of AOL), Scott Case (Founding CTO of Priceline), Carl Schramm (CEO of Kauffman Foundation), Fred Smith (Founder of Fedex), Magic Johnson (Founder of Magic Johnson Enterprises), Michael Dell (Founder of Dell), and other notable entrepreneurs.