Dallas, TX (PRWEB) November 15, 2011
Eric Fortenberry, President and CEO of OrgSync, Inc., headquartered in Dallas, TX, 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. this Thursday, November 17th.
The Empact100 list recognizes the top 100 companies led by young entrepreneurs age 30 or younger and was created 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.
OrgSync, a software-as-a-service platform, began as a niche product serving student organizations and now offers a comprehensive solution set for colleges and universities around the world. Its Campus Engagement Network provides each campus with a centralized platform that connects students with the organizations, departments, and programs at their institution. The Company’s mission is to empower students with the tools to get involved in campus life and become tomorrow’s leaders.
“When we first started out in 2007, in a five-bedroom house and a $40,000 revolving line of credit from my Dad, I knew it would take dedication, hard-work and a great team to make OrgSync a standard in Higher Education,” said Mr. Fortenberry. “In only four short years, we’ve relocated from Austin to Dallas, doubled the size of our corporate office, grown from two to 31 employees, and have partnered with more that 200 colleges and universities across the world.”
Both the success of OrgSync 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 more than 2,500 jobs and over $374 million in revenue this year.
To view a live broadcast of the ceremony, visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/live between 2:30pm and 5:00pm EST on Thursday, November 17.
The full list of Empact100 companies can be found here: http://empact100.com/list.php
OrgSync provides a centralized Campus Engagement Network that connects students to organizations, programs, and departments on campus. The company's cloud-hosted, software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform is built using the latest technologies that create an online community for colleges and universities and help improve communication, information sharing, and collaboration. The platform streamlines day-to-day operations, minimizes paper usage, increases student engagement, and tracks all co-curricular involvement data. Campuses may leverage the data collected in OrgSync to assess the impact of student involvement and co-curricular programming on overall student success and retention. To learn more go to http://www.orgsync.com.
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.