Venice Beach, CA (PRlog) November 15, 2011
Jonathan Shriftman, Jake Medwell and Jimmy Standley, have 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. this Thursday, November 17th.
The Empact100 list recognizes the top 100 companies led by young entrepreneurs age 30 or younger and was created 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.
Sole Bicycles and Empact 100 are testament to the impact young entrepreneurs have on the American economy. The 100 companies on the list are responsible for contributing more than 2,500 jobs and over $374 million in revenue this year.
To view a live broadcast of the ceremony, visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/
The full list of Empact100 companies can be found here: http://empact100.com/
About Sole Bicycles.
Solé was started by two best college friends, at USC, (Jake's, who just graduated, and Jonathan in "the real world") who became infatuated by fixies and the locals riding them by our school in Los Angeles. We couldn’t figure out why these simple, elegant bikes were typically so expensive so we spanned the globe in hopes of creating and selling a supreme designed, well built, simple, affordable bike. We love the idea of commuting by cycle, staying healthy and using our cars less, in combination of the rad fixie culture.You can find us featured in Inc Magazine, Entrepreneur, Vogue, The Huffington Post, Gilt Groupe, Forbes, CNN Money, Bloomberg, LACanvas, 944, and more. We've shipped bikes to every state and over 20 countries.Our humble fixie roots started in downtown LA, but now we call home in Venice Beach. You'll find us on the boardwalk or Abbot Kinney on the reg.
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.
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A rad bike thats meant for hard riding, smooth looks, and ease on your wallet & mother Earth. Solé makes high quality, supremely designed, and well built fixed gear bicycles and fixie bikes.