The Empact Showcase is a compilation of 100 companies in the United States started by entrepreneurs who are age 35 and under, and whose annual revenues or operating budgets (for non-profits) are more than $100,000. In 2012, the companies comprising the Empact Showcase contributed more than 8,500 jobs to the economy, and controlled over $1.3 billion in revenue.
The honorees for this year were selected based on company revenue, with additional factors such as number of employees, social impact, growth over the past year and innovativeness coming into play.
Applications for the award were reviewed by the 2013 Empact Academy who are among the United States’ leading entrepreneurs, and include:
Kay Koplovitz, Founder, USA Network & ScyFy Channel & Chairman, Springboard Enterprises
Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos
Gene Landrum, Founder, Chuck E. Cheese
Jeff Hoffman, Founding Team Member, Priceline.com
Jeff Sandefer, Founder, Action Foundation & Sandefer Offshore
Chip Paucek, Co-founder & CEO, 2U & Former CEO, Hooked on Phonics
Mike Delazzer, Founder, Redbox
Chuck Templeton, Founder, Open Table & Managing Director, Impact Engine
We are ecstatic to have been awarded this honor for a second time and would like to thank all of our awesome users for making this possible!
The Industry Standard has released the results of the Industry Standard 100 Awards! After a public vote and a editorial review of Shoeboxed, we have been awarded second place in the Productivity category!
We’re humbled to have been ranked so high, as there were many great applications both in our category and throughout the 10 categories that the Industry Standard had. We just wanted to say thanks for everyone who voted for us to be nominated, and then voted again to help us get 2nd place! You’re the best!
Also worth mentioning is how much we have improved as an application during and after the voting period. During the voting period, we added automatic categorization of your receipts into 15 common tax categories, and launched Shoeboxed support of business cards. Both features have been extremely popular, so we consider those to even be a bonus to the app you all voted for!
To view the complete results, go here.
For an overview of the awards competition, this is from the Industry Standard website:
The Industry Standard Innovation 100 Awards — or the TIS 100 for short — is a community-driven awards program that showcases the top 100 Internet innovators across 10 categories. There is a multistage process to determine the TIS 100 and the winners for each of the ten categories. Readers, users, and company founders and executives can nominate and vote on the most innovative sites, services, and companies on the Web.