ZIVELO Recognized by Empact as one of 100 Top Companies Founded by Young Entrepreneurs

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Ziver Birg, founder, to receive award on behalf of ZIVELO at a White House ceremony for inclusion in the Empact100 list of ‘Top 100 US Companies Founded by Entrepreneurs Ender the Age of 30’.

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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

Industry leading self-service technology provider, ZIVELO, announced today that the company has been named as an honoree to the 2012 Empact100 list by Empact, an organization that focuses on making entrepreneurship a viable career option for everyone around the world.

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. ZIVELO is noted as having generated over $5,000,000 in revenue in 2012. According to Empact, the companies on the Empact Showcase contributed more than 8,000 jobs to the US economy and controlled $1 billion in revenue this year.

Members of the Empact Academy who determined the list selection, 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
●    Chuck Templeton, Founder, Open Table

“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. “We are proud of all of the 2012 Empact 100 honorees and pleased to support them by celebrating the spirit, dedication and hard work that has made them successful entrepreneurs.”

For the second time, Empact will recognize ZIVELO and founder, Ziver Birg, during a ceremony to be held on Friday, Sept. 28 at the White House in Washington, D.C. The company was also an Empact100 list honoree in 2011.

“We have been hard at work promoting innovations within the self-service technology space and are honored to receive this recognition from Empact again for our efforts,” said Birg. “The opportunity to continue to work with them to support global entrepreneurial initiatives is very rewarding.”

About the Empact Showcase and Empact100
In early 2012, entrepreneurs meeting the minimum criteria from across the country were invited by Empact to apply for the Empact Showcase. The list was judged primarily by revenue, with additional factors such as number of employees, social impact, growth over the past year, and innovativeness coming into play. The official 2012 Empact100 list was determined by the Empact100 Academy who reviewed the entrepreneurs’ responses.

For more information on the Empact100 , visit http://www.empact100.com or direct any questions to Sarah Green, co-founder, at list(at)iempact(dot)com.

About ZIVELO
ZIVELO is a manufacturer of self-service kiosk and digital signage hardware as well as an integrator of turnkey software solutions in partnership with their extensive network of ZIVELO Certified Partners. ZIVELO’s solutions serve 40+ market sectors for clients ranging from the Fortune 100 to nearly every agency of the US Government.

With over 250,000 square feet of manufacturing space in Indiana, sales and marketing locations in Los Angeles, Denver, and Philadelphia, and 100+ certified resellers and distributors globally, the company is one of the largest self-service technology providers in the world.

For more information about ZIVELO, please visit http://www.zivelo.com or direct inquiries to press(at)zivelo(dot)com.

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