The 2013 Empact100 List

Thank you to all of the young entrepreneurs who applied for the Empact100 list. Congratula-tions to the official Empact100 Honorees who are listed below. Learn about how the list was created.

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  Company NameFounder Name(s):Year Started:# of Employees:City:State:
1
4923
Bottlenotes, Inc. Alyssa Rapp(38)
2006 7 Palo Alto California 001
2
2506
Ahkeo Ventures Brent Skoda(32)
2010 60 Dallas Texas 002
3
1267
TerraCycle Tom Szaky(35)
2003 125 Trenton New Jersey 003
4
1060
Melen, LLC Alex Melen(33)
Michael Melen(27)
2011 20 Englewood Cliffs New Jersey 004
5
649
Yodle Ben Rubenstein(34)
John Berkowitz(34)
2005 890 New York New York 005
6
222
Phusion Projects Christopher Hunter(38)
Jeff Wright(39)
Jaisen Freeman(39)
2005 86 Chicago Illinois 006
7
142
HUMAN Healthy Vending Sean Kelly(34)
2008 27 Culver City California 007
8
135
DMV.org: The DMV Made Simple Raj Lahoti(35)
Ravi Lahoti(39)
2003 8 Encinitas California 008
9
113
'ZinePak LLC Brittany Hodak(33)
Kim Kaupe(31)
2011 3 New York New York 009
10
87
Rising Tide Capital Alfa Demmellash(37)
Alexander Forrester(36)
2004 16 Jersey City New Jersey 010
11
61
Gravity Payments Dan Price(33)
2004 82 Seattle Washington 011
12
50
Academy for Global Citizenship Sarah Elizabeth Ippel(36)
2008 34 Chicago Illinois 012
13
49
AirSplat Kenneth Wu(39)
2002 84 Irwindale California 013
14
44
Pure Fix Cycles Zachary Schau(30)
Jordan Schau(29)
Austin Stoffers(29)
Michael Fishman(29)
2011 16 Los Angeles California 014
15
43
Ifeelgoods Suchit Dash(32)
2010 22 Redwood City California 015
16
42
Two Bit Circus Brent Bushnell(38)
2012 8 Los Angeles California 016
17
40
OrgSync Eric Fortenberry(34)
2007 34 Dallas Texas 017
18
35
iCracked Inc. AJ Forsythe(29)
Anthony Martin(30)
2010 230 Redwood City California 018
19
29
ONEHOPE Jacob Kloberdanz(34)
2007 24 El Segundo California 019
20
28
The Nicholson Center Robert Nicholson(37)
2009 34 Niles Ohio 020
21
25
Gravity Media Yuriy Boykiv(35)
2009 35 New York New York 021
22
23
UniversityParent Sarah Schupp(35)
2004 18 Boulder Colorado 022
23
21
LKR Social Media Laura Roeder(33)
2007 4 Austin Texas 023
24
21
2 Wheel Bikes May Chu(37)
2005 6 Irwindale California 024
25
21
CPXi Mike Seiman(37)
2000 105 New York New York 025
26
21
Ajax Union Joe Apfelbaum(37)
2008 70 Brooklyn New York 026
27
18
Contently Shane Snow(33)
Joe Coleman(34)
Dave Goldberg(35)
2010 15 New York New York 027
28
15
ThinkImpact Company Saul Garlick(33)
2011 6 Denver Colorado 028
29
14
Ciplex Zach Ferres(30)
Ilya Pozin(35)
Nikola Mickic(39)
Adam Lilly(37)
1999 23 Los Angeles California 029
30
12
PeerFly, Inc. Chad French(32)
2009 8 Alachua Florida 030
31
9
Adscend Media LLC Fehzan Ali(28)
Jeremy Bash(34)
2009 8 Carrollton Texas 031
32
8
ScanDigital Anderson Schoenrock(38)
2007 45 Torrance California 032
33
8
Pacific Columns, Inc. Robert Sellek(38)
1998 65 Brea California 033
34
6
COMSTOR Outdoor Jason Duff(36)
2001 5 Huntsville Ohio 034
35
6
Meathead Movers Aaron Steed(37)
1997 127 San Luis Obispo California 035
36
5
HillSouth Robby Hill(34)
2001 25 Florence South Carolina 036
37
5
goods for good Melissa Kushner(37)
2006 8 New York New York 037
38
5
MorrisCore Benji Rabhan(31)
2010 16 Charlottesville Virginia 038
39
4
ReGreen Inc. David Duel(30)
Kevin Refoua(31)
2008 45 Los Angeles California 039
40
4
Sanghavi Solitaire Inc. Vinit Jobanputra(31)
2012 4 New York New York 040
41
4
ContextMedia, Inc. Rishi Shah(31)
Shradha Agarwal(32)
2006 35 Chicago Illinois 041
42
4
Ntiva Steven Freidkin(33)
2004 72 McLean Virginia 042
43
4
The Starter League Mike McGee(29)
Neal Sales-Griffin(30)
2011 10 Chicago Illinois 043
44
3
Video Blocks Joel Holland(32)
2001 15 Reston Virginia 044
45
3
Ampush Jesse Pujji(33)
Nick Shah(33)
Chris Amos(33)
2009 51 San Francisco California 045
46
3
Enplug Nanxi Liu(27)
Alex Ross(27)
Zach Spitulski(26)
David Zhu(28)
Navdeep Reddy(30)
2012 30 Los Angeles California 046
47
3
ReTargeter Arjun Arora(33)
2009 36 San Francisco California 047
48
3
Conversation Frank O'Brien(35)
2008 48 New York New York 048
49
2
Crazy Egg Neil Patel(32)
Hiten Shah(36)
John Butler(34)
2008 12 La Palma California 049
50
2
The Marketing Zen Group Shama Kabani(32)
2009 30 Dallas Texas 050
51
2
Peeled Juice Bar Riana Lynn(31)
2011 14 Chicago Illinois 051
52
2
Next Big Sound, Inc Alex White(31)
David Hoffman(30)
Samir Rayani(30)
2008 19 New York New York 052
53
2
ooShirts Inc. Raymond Lei(26)
2007 80 Berkeley California 053
54
2
Highland Concerts Scott Osburn(31)
Hank Keller(30)
2010 2 Dallas Texas 054
55
2
Brightergy Adam Blake(32)
2010 51 Kansas City Missouri 055
56
2
General Fuels Company Ali Saad(27)
2007 15 Dearborn Michigan 056
57
2
SECURE ITADS, LLC Mario Jurcic(32)
2008 7 Mentor Ohio 057
58
2
EarTop Technologies Inc. Ketan Rahangdale(24)
2011 9 Tallahassee Florida 058
59
2
Mixbook Andrew Laffoon(34)
Aryk Grosz(33)
2006 60 Palo Alto California 059
60
2
Cater2.me Zachary Yungst(34)
Alex Lorton(33)
2010 20 San Francisco California 060
61
2
Gsm Nation LLC Ahmed Khattak(31)
Junaid Shams(31)
2010 14 Seattle Washington 061
62
2
Mile High Organics Michael Joseph(36)
2010 36 Boulder Colorado 062
63
2
CoachUp Jordan Fliegel(31)
2012 7 Boston Massachusetts 063
64
2
Design Vacancy LLC DBA Fueled Rameet Chawla(34)
2007 20 New York New York 064
65
2
MeetMe Catherine Cook(27)
David Cook(29)
2005 146 New Hope Pennsylvania 065
66
2
Miss O & Friends Juliette Brindak(28)
2005 3 New York New York 066
67
2
Back to the Roots Nikhil Arora(30)
Alejandro Velez(29)
2009 26 Oakland California 067
68
2
Novatek Communications, Inc. Amy Castronova(35)
2003 26 Rochester New York 068
69
2
Affiliate Media Warren Jolly(34)
2006 18 Costa Mesa California 069
70
1
sellbackyourBook.com glen nothnagel(29)
2008 20 Montgomery Illinois 070
71
1
Wendell Charles Financial Evan Kirkpatrick(33)
2011 4 Manhattan Beach California 071
72
1
Idea Buyer LLC Eric Corl(32)
2007 4 Columbus Ohio 072
73
1
AArrow Advertising Max Durovic(34)
Mike Kenny(33)
2002 10 North Hollywood California 073
74
1
The GUILD Agency James Marshall Reilly(35)
2011 7 New York New York 074
75
1
Inigral Michael Staton(37)
2007 35 San Francisco California 075
76
1
Leading Edge Design Group Todd Boucher(36)
2007 15 Enfield New Hampshire 076
77
1
Oscomp Pedro Santos(33)
2010 21 Houston Texas 077
78
1
Mobius Consulting Melaine Privitera(35)
Frank Privitera(38)
2011 25 Alexandria Virginia 078
79
1
WePay, Inc. BIll Clerico(31)
Rich Aberman(32)
2008 45 Palo Alto California 079
80
1
shoeboxed.com Taylor Mingos(32)
Tobias Walter(32)
2007 63 Durham North Carolina 080
81
0
HiDef, Inc. Azin Mehrnoosh(36)
2003 21 Denver Colorado 081
82
0
Elite SEM Ben Kirshner(39)
2004 40 New York New York 082
83
greeNEWit Jason Jannati(31)
Josh Notes(33)
Matej Harangozo(33)
2008 25 Columbia Maryland 083
84
GBI Savneet Singh(34)
2009 30 New York New York 084
85
Pencils of Promise Adam Braun(33)
2008 60 New York New York 085
86
Channel Factory Tony Chen(27)
2010 27 Los Angeles California 086
87
College Hunks Hauling Junk and College Hunks Moving Nick Friedman(35)
Omar Soliman(35)
2004 306 Tampa Florida 087
88
Newport Academy Jamison Monroe(36)
2008 30 New York New York 088
89
Docstoc Jason Nazar(38)
2007 44 Santa Monica California 089
90
Wpromote Michael Mothner(36)
2001 81 El Segundo California 090
91
Mobile Roadie Michael Schneider(36)
2009 27 Beverly Hills California 091
92
Spartz Emerson Spartz(30)
2009 21 Chicago Illinois 092
93
Tieks Kfir Gavrieli(34)
Dikla Gavrieli(37)
Elram Gavrieli(29)
2008 25 Los Angeles California 093
94
Blue Track Media Shahzil Amin(28)
2009 5 Dallas Texas 094
95
Mutual Mobile John Arrow(30)
Tarun Nimmagadda(30)
Mickey Ristroph(30)
Sam Gaddis(32)
Jason Story(31)
2009 294 Austin Texas 095
96
Hipmunk Adam Goldstein(29)
Steve Huffman(33)
2010 24 San Francisco California 096
97
Scopely Walter Driver(35)
Ankur Bulsara(36)
2011 41 9950 Culver City Bldg. #2 California 097
98
SHANTH Alexandra Mysoor(36)
Prashanth Mysoor(37)
2012 2 Los Angeles California 098
99
GiveForward Ethan Austin(36)
Desiree Vargas-Wrigley(35)
2008 22 Chicago Illinois 099
100
ZIVELO Ziver Birg(34)
2001 30 Gas City Indiana 100