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Jason Duff named to Empact100 List; to be honored at the White House
YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS FROM 100 COMPANIES CONTRIBUTE OVER 2,500 JOBS AND $374 MILLION TO THE U.S. ECONOMY
Jason Duff, BSBA '05, of COMSTOR Outdoor based in Huntsville, Ohio, 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 Nov. 17. The group 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 Nov. 3 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 Dec. 30, 2011, and reported revenue over $100,000 in 2010, or 2011 to date.
Duff has been recognized for his contributions as a serial entrepreneur and his role in spearheading revitalization efforts contributing to millions of dollars in new growth, appreciation, and community investment. In 2005, he was awarded the prestigious Global Student Entrepreneurship Social Impact Award and his work has been featured in numerous business magazines, television and radio programs.
Both the success of COMSTOR Outdoor 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.
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 2:30 and 5 p.m. EST on Thursday, Nov. 17.