|By Marketwire .||
|October 11, 2012 02:02 PM EDT||
SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/11/12 -- DMV.org is pleased to announce that its co-founder, Raj Lahoti, has been named a 2012 Empact100 honoree by Empact, an organization that celebrates the vital role young entrepreneurs play in our economy.
"The opportunity to gather with this Nation's greatest young entrepreneurs, and to be recognized among them is an honor," said Raj Lahoti. "Together we witnessed the natural alchemy of connections and friendships that spawned from this event and will last a lifetime. I value the Empact organization's vision of cultivating and connecting entrepreneurs to build better leaders for our future. I am deeply inspired by the collective spirit as I continue to build the most user-friendly and informative site to meet the needs of our great Nation's drivers."
The Empact100 list is comprised of the top 100 companies in the Empact Showcase, a compilation of the United States' leading entrepreneurs who are age 30 and under, and whose annual revenues or operating budgets (for non-profits) are more than $100,000. In 2012, the companies on the Empact Showcase contributed more than 8,000 jobs to the economy, and controlled $1 billion in revenue.
"The annual Empact100 and Empact Showcase are both a testament to the impact that entrepreneurs are making on our economy, and an inspiration to aspiring entrepreneurs," said Sarah Green, Co-Founder, Empact100.
DMV.org is the online leader for providing DMV and driver-related information and the most viable resources available anywhere. With a steadfast commitment to creating a world of safe, happy and responsible drivers, DMV.org constantly strives to raise its standards for developing the most user-friendly, accurate and centrally accessible site possible. DMV.org creates a real impact by shortening lines at the DMV, to navigating the department of motor vehicles online whenever possible. DMV.org is dedicated to being the go-to information hub for creating safer drivers all over the country.
DMV.org's organization and culture are deeply rooted in following a path that changes the way businesses operate globally; with a focus on being ever more ethical, transparent, and socially and environmentally responsible. DMV.org meets driver's real, immediate needs, while contributing towards a world that is safer, cleaner and easier to navigate. Ensuring a better future for the world and its people is DMV.org's biggest bottom line.
Now in its second year, and formally known as Extreme Entrepreneurship Education, Empact aims to facilitate a culture of entrepreneurship in communities around the world by exposing young people to entrepreneurship, supporting early stage entrepreneurs and celebrating the vital role young entrepreneurs play in our economy. 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.
This year's Empact100 list was finalized by the 2012 Empact Academy. Members of the Academy are among the United States' leading entrepreneurs, and include:
- Aaron Batalion, Founder & CTO, Living Social
- Gene Landrum, Founder, Chuck E. Cheese
- Jeff Hoffman, Founding Team Member, Priceline.com
- Jeff Sandefer, Founder, Action Foundation & Sandefer Offshore
- Mike Delazzer, Founder, Redbox
- Linda Rottenberg, Co-Founder and CEO, Endeavor
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