Young Entrepreneurs, Aged 30 and Under, Named to Empact100 List to be Honored at the White House
New York, NY (November 16, 2011) – James Marshall Reilly of The Guild Agency Speakers Bureau & Intellectual Talent Management, Inc., based in New York, has 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.
The Guild Agency Speakers Bureau & Intellectual Talent Management is a full-service intellectual capital firm engaged in the dissemination and proliferation of cutting-edge ideas, arranging high-level speaking events with groups ranging from universities to Fortune 500 corporations to international institutions and nonprofits. “We are honored to be recognized in this amazing group, especially considering that GUILD didn’t exist eight months ago. I think it’s a testament to the value of the human capital investments we’ve made.” says Jared Shahid, GUILD’S Vice President and Director of Operations. GUILD exclusively represents many of the most talented scholars, business leaders, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, ideators, diversity experts, authors, and entertainers in the world. Reilly, the company’s founder, also has a nonfiction business book, Shake the World, being published by Penguin/Portfolio on Dec 29, 2011.
Both the success of The Guild Agency 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’
A live broadcast can be viewed at http://www.whitehouse.gov/
About Empact 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
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-
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)
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The Guild Agency Speakers Bureau & Intellectual Talent Management is a full-service intellectual capital firm engaged in the dissemination and proliferation of cutting-edge ideas, that arranges high-level speaking events.