President Obama and Young Americans

The Empact100 Recognition Event

As many of you know, President Obama proclaimed November to be National Entrepreneurship Month. On Thursday, November 17th, the White House will be hosting some of country’s brightest young entrepreneurs. The organization Empact, in partnership with the Kauffman Foundation, Startup America Partnership, Opportunity International, and Global Entrepreneurship Week, will announce a list that recognizes the top 100 entrepreneurs age 30 or younger and the jobs they create.

The Empact100 Recognition Event hosted at the White House will not only showcase the companies that the honorees have built, but their desire to give back by spreading entrepreneurship in their communities and across the world.

Check out the list of these brilliant young business owners here and learn more about their companies.  Several honorees will publicly take a pledge to give back their time and money to entrepreneurship. These video pledges will be syndicated on the Future of Entrepreneurship Education Pledge (http://www.feepledge.com) website, the Kauffman Foundation website, the Global Entrepreneurship Week website, and several other online outlets.

The White House Office of Public Engagement will livestream the event beginning at 2:30 EST at www.whitehouse.gov/live so be sure to tune-in and share your thoughts by tweeting Jon Carson, Director of Office of Public Engagement @joncarson44.

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Ronnie Cho is an Associate Director at the White House Office of Public Engagement.

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