The 2013 Empact Showcase

This showcase is a testament to the impact entrepreneurs make on our economy and an inspiration for aspiring entrepreneurs.

Browse the list, learn more about the Empact100 Showcase members and vote for your favorite candidate by clicking the "Like" button next to their business name or on their profile. The Showcase member with the most votes will win the People's Choice Award.

 
    Company Name Founder Name(s): Year Started: # of Employees: City: State:
1
21685
Magic Logix Hassan Bawab(36)
2006 11 Carrollton Texas 001
2
4923
Bottlenotes, Inc. Alyssa Rapp(38)
2006 7 Palo Alto California 002
3
2506
Ahkeo Ventures Brent Skoda(31)
2010 60 Dallas Texas 003
4
1748
Uassist.ME Alfredo Atanacio(33)
Rodolfo Schildknecht(34)
2009 60 Miami Beach Florida 004
5
1365
American Injury Attorney Group Anthony Johnson(34)
2012 7 Little Rock Arkansas 005
6
1267
TerraCycle Tom Szaky(35)
2003 125 Trenton New Jersey 006
7
1060
Melen, LLC Alex Melen(33)
Michael Melen(26)
2011 20 Englewood Cliffs New Jersey 007
8
760
JFEN Holdings LLC Jeffrey Fenster(33)
2011 1 San Diego California 008
9
678
ViralGains Jay Singh(27)
2012 9 Boston Massachusetts 009
10
649
Yodle Ben Rubenstein(33)
John Berkowitz(34)
2005 890 New York New York 010
11
638
brandbuddee Andy Karuza(31)
2012 1 Bellevue Washington 011
12
415
Whitey Board Company Saachi Cywinski(29)
2010 4 CALABASAS California 012
13
370
BodyRock Sport by Kelly Dooley KELLY DOOLEY(34)
2010 4 New York New York 013
14
363
Dorsey Investment LLC Darrell Dorsey(35)
2002 1 Philadelphia Pennsylvania 014
15
248
MeriEducation Joan Nguyen(31)
2008 2 Newport Beach California 015
16
236
New Frontiers in Learning Daniel Koffler(34)
2012 4 New York New York 016
17
228
National Student Initiative Joshua Kleyman(21)
2011 8 Hewlett New York 017
18
222
Phusion Projects Christopher Hunter(38)
Jeff Wright(39)
Jaisen Freeman(39)
2005 86 Chicago Illinois 018
19
189
Uhsome Christopher Arnoldi(33)
2011 2 Tampa Florida 019
20
184
8of9 Consulting Mary Kopczynski(39)
2009 2 New York New York 020
21
169
Identity Marketing Anthony Russo(34)
2011 3 Frisco Texas 021
22
147
pledge4good Michael Fahner(25)
Navid Hossieni(27)
2012 2 Islip New York 022
23
142
HUMAN Healthy Vending Sean Kelly(34)
2008 27 Culver City California 023
24
135
DMV.org: The DMV Made Simple Raj Lahoti(35)
Ravi Lahoti(39)
2003 8 Encinitas California 024
25
121
Rant Media Network, LLC Brett Rosin(30)
Grant Brown(28)
2010 12 Downers Grove Illinois 025
26
117
Chocolate Pizza Company Inc. Ryan Novak(28)
2010 12 Marcellus New York 026
27
113
'ZinePak LLC Brittany Hodak(33)
Kim Kaupe(31)
2011 3 New York New York 027
28
96
Optamark Tarang Gosalia(30)
Nitesh Chaudhary(27)
2011 15 Boston Massachusetts 028
29
87
Rising Tide Capital Alfa Demmellash(37)
Alexander Forrester(36)
2004 16 Jersey City New Jersey 029
30
79
Collaborative Group Kathleen Wright(35)
2011 6 Chicago Illinois 030
31
76
SOCIALFLY courtney spritzer(29)
Stephanie Abrams(32)
2011 3 new york New York 031
32
67
Fitmark Mark Samuel(37)
2012 1 San Francisco California 032
33
61
Gravity Payments Dan Price(32)
2004 82 Seattle Washington 033
34
58
Self-Cut System, LLC Ryford Estores(33)
Mychal Connolly(35)
2010 1 Ossining New York 034
35
56
Orange Thread Media Luke McElroy(29)
2009 3 Nashville Tennessee 035
36
56
Emercury Michael Batalha(39)
2010 9 Bloomsbury New Jersey 036
37
50
Academy for Global Citizenship Sarah Elizabeth Ippel(35)
2008 34 Chicago Illinois 037
38
49
AirSplat Kenneth Wu(38)
2002 84 Irwindale California 038
39
47
Lakeview Creative Arts Center Jessica Perilloux(31)
2006 1 New Orleans Louisiana 039
40
44
Pure Fix Cycles Zachary Schau(30)
Jordan Schau(28)
Austin Stoffers(28)
Michael Fishman(28)
2011 16 Los Angeles California 040
41
44
Sunsational Swim School Sarah Christenson(33)
2009 8 San Diego California 041
42
43
Ifeelgoods Suchit Dash(32)
2010 22 Redwood City California 042
43
42
Two Bit Circus Brent Bushnell(38)
2012 8 Los Angeles California 043
44
42
TRAIL Christina Gagnier(35)
Stephanie Margossian(36)
2012 7 San Francisco California 044
45
41
Stoney Clover Lane Kendall Glazer(25)
Libby Glazer(23)
2009 2 Palm Beach Florida 045
46
40
OrgSync Eric Fortenberry(33)
2007 34 Dallas Texas 046
47
35
iCracked Inc. AJ Forsythe(29)
Anthony Martin(30)
2010 230 Redwood City California 047
48
31
Potential Energy Andrée Sosler(37)
2012 2 Berkeley California 048
49
29
ONEHOPE Jacob Kloberdanz(33)
2007 24 El Segundo California 049
50
28
RejuvaHealth Kelsey Minarik(30)
2010 2 Irvine California 050
51
28
The Nicholson Center Robert Nicholson(37)
2009 34 Niles Ohio 051
52
25
Gravity Media Yuriy Boykiv(34)
2009 35 New York New York 052
53
25
Blank Label Danny Wong(26)
Fan Bi(29)
2009 8 Boston Massachusetts 053
54
23
UniversityParent Sarah Schupp(34)
2004 18 Boulder Colorado 054
55
22
Lovin' Spoonfuls Ashley Stanley(38)
2010 4 Boston Massachusetts 055
56
21
LKR Social Media Laura Roeder(32)
2007 4 Austin Texas 056
57
21
2 Wheel Bikes May Chu(37)
2005 6 Irwindale California 057
58
21
CPXi Mike Seiman(37)
2000 105 New York New York 058
59
21
Ajax Union Joe Apfelbaum(37)
2008 70 Brooklyn New York 059
60
18
Castle Party Rental LLC Daniel Stanek(26)
2008 25 St. Charles Illinois 060
61
18
Contently Shane Snow(32)
Joe Coleman(33)
Dave Goldberg(35)
2010 15 New York New York 061
62
18
Syntellia Kostas Eleftheriou (33)
Ioannis Verdelis(33)
2011 8 San Francisco California 062
63
16
ProTexting Kalin Kassabov(39)
2010 20 New York New York 063
64
15
ThinkImpact Company Saul Garlick(33)
2011 6 Denver Colorado 064
65
14
SYNHERGY MARKETING Dimple Thakkar(33)
2008 1 Los Angeles California 065
66
14
Ciplex Zach Ferres(30)
Ilya Pozin(35)
Nikola Mickic(39)
Adam Lilly(37)
1999 23 Los Angeles California 066
67
12
PeerFly, Inc. Chad French(31)
2009 8 Alachua Florida 067
68
12
TestMax, Inc. Mehran Ebadolahi(34)
Sina Mobasser(35)
Jason Loewy(27)
2010 5 Santa Monica California 068
69
10
Brandini Toffee Leah Post(25)
Brandon Weimer (26)
2006 5 Rancho Mirage California 069
70
10
Kitchen Cabinet Kings Anthony Saladino(34)
Andrew Saladino(29)
2010 2 New York New York 070
71
9
Qgiv Todd Baylis(33)
Peter Rudden(35)
2007 18 Lakeland Florida 071
72
9
Adscend Media LLC Fehzan Ali(27)
Jeremy Bash(33)
2009 8 Carrollton Texas 072
73
8
Front & Center Marketing Avi Gardner(35)
2008 3 Boulder Colorado 073
74
8
ScanDigital Anderson Schoenrock(38)
2007 45 Torrance California 074
75
8
OrderGroove, Inc. Greg Alvo(32)
2008 20 New York New York 075
76
8
Pacific Columns, Inc. Robert Sellek(38)
1998 65 Brea California 076
77
7
Smarty Media Dmitriy Naymark(33)
2009 3 Chicago Illinois 077
78
7
FUNK-tional Enterprises LLC (CitySlips) Katie Shea(30)
Susie Levitt(29)
2009 2 New York New York 078
79
6
COMSTOR Outdoor Jason Duff(35)
2001 5 Huntsville Ohio 079
80
6
Meathead Movers Aaron Steed(36)
1997 127 San Luis Obispo California 080
81
6
THRIVE Media Jeffrey Tintle(36)
2006 2 Allentown Pennsylvania 081
82
5
HillSouth Robby Hill(34)
2001 25 Florence South Carolina 082
83
5
Influence & Co. John Hall(32)
Kelsey Meyer(27)
2011 18 Columbia Missouri 083
84
5
verynice Matthew Manos(28)
2008 2 Los Angeles California 084
85
5
goods for good Melissa Kushner(36)
2006 8 New York New York 085
86
5
MorrisCore Benji Rabhan(31)
2010 16 Charlottesville Virginia 086
87
4
Phone Restore Chris Koerner(30)
2010 5 4 locations in 4 different cities Alabama 087
88
4
theory11 Jonathan Bayme(30)
2007 11 Charleston South Carolina 088
89
4
Next Home Real Estate Leann D'Ettore(34)
Michael Solotke(37)
2006 0 Cranston Rhode Island 089
90
4
ReGreen Inc. David Duel(30)
Kevin Refoua(31)
2008 45 Los Angeles California 090
91
4
Sanghavi Solitaire Inc. Vinit Jobanputra(30)
2012 4 New York New York 091
92
4
Auditrax Josh Fuhr(30)
2000 17 Grand Rapids Michigan 092
93
4
Duxter Adam Lieb(30)
2011 11 Bellevue Washington 093
94
4
Student Success Academy EJ Carrion(27)
Michael Benko(27)
2011 4 Fort Worth Texas 094
95
4
Circa Ventures rohith anabheri(33)
2011 3 Houston Texas 095
96
4
ContextMedia, Inc. Rishi Shah(31)
Shradha Agarwal(31)
2006 35 Chicago Illinois 096
97
4
Ntiva Steven Freidkin(33)
2004 72 McLean Virginia 097
98
4
The Starter League Mike McGee(28)
Neal Sales-Griffin(29)
2011 10 Chicago Illinois 098
99
3
Video Blocks Joel Holland(32)
2001 15 Reston Virginia 099
100
3
College Scheduler LLC Robert Strazzarino(32)
2005 5 Chico California 100
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2013 Category Winners


  COMPANY NAME CATEGORY CITY STATE Terracycle Most Innovative
Trenton New Jersey 001
6 Mutual Mobile Best Technology Company
Austin Texas 001
7 Mobile Roadie Most Disruptive Company
Beverly Hills California 001
8 Pencils of Promise Best Education Company
New York New York 001
9 Bottlenotes, Inc. People's Choice
Palo Alto California 001
10 Terracycle People's Choice
Trenton New Jersey 001
11 Ahkeo Ventures People's Choice
Dallas Texas 001
12 uAssist.me People's Choice
Miami Beach Florida 001
13 American Injury Attorney Group People's Choice
Little Rock Arkansas 001
14 Dear World Best Founder Story
New Orleans Louisiana 001
15 Front & Center Marketing Best Founder Story
Boulder Colorado 001
16 Potential Energy Best Founder Story
Berkeley California 001
17 Mobius Best Founder Story
Alexandria Virginia 001
18 Carbon Lighthouse Best Founder Story
San Francisco California 001
19 Blank Label Best Founder Story
Boston Massachusetts 001
20 Theory11 Best Founder Story
Charleston South Carolina 001
21 The Adventure Project Best Founder Story
New York New York 001
22 Inspired Marketing Best Founder Story
Los Angeles California 001
23 Startup Institute Best Founder Story
Cambridge Massachusetts 001
24 Rant Media Network Best Founder Story
Downers Grove Illinois 001
25 Crown Holdings Best Founder Story
Austin Texas 001
26 Siegel Construction Best Founder Story
Arlington Heights Illinois 001
27 The Cactus Best Founder Story
Perham Minnesota 001
28 Empower Orphans Best Founder Story
Yardley Pennsylvania 001
29 GREEN Best Founder Story
New York New York 001
30 Runa Best Founder Story
Brooklyn New York 001
31 Chocolate Pizza Company Best Founder Story
Marcellus New York 001
32 ZeroCater Best Founder Story
San Francisco California 001



* As part of the application process, all companies were required to submit their revenue. However, they did have the option to not disclose their revenue publicly.