Ifeelgoods from Palo Alto, CA Honored to be Included in Prestigious Empact Showcase and Recognized at United Nations

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Founder Suchit Dash among the United States’ “Largest Showcase of Best Companies Started by Young Entrepreneurs".

Ifeelgoods.com, a digital promotions platform, today announced that it has been named to the 2013 Empact Showcase by Empact, an organization that focuses on creating cultures of entrepreneurship in communities around the world.

Now on its third year, the Empact Showcase recognized Suchit Dash, Cofounder and VP of Business Development as being among the United States’ “Best Companies Started & Run by Young Entrepreneurs”.

“It’s an incredible honor to be recognized among such an incredibly talented group,” said Dash. “Since inception, Ifeelgoods has strived to transform the promotions market by delivering relevant and high quality digital rewards to end consumers and will continue fulfilling that promise for its clients.”

The Empact Showcase is a compilation 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.

Founders in the Empact Showcase will be recognized for their achievements at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City in October.

The host of the 2013 Empact Showcase is the United Nations Foundation. American Airlines is the official airline and Entrepreneur Media is the official media partner.

“The annual Empact Showcase is both a testament to the impact that entrepreneurs are making on our economy, and an inspiration to aspiring entrepreneurs,” said Sarah Green, Co-Founder, Empact Showcase. “We are proud of all of the entrepreneurs on the 2013 Empact Showcase and pleased to support them by celebrating the spirit, dedication and hard work that has made them successful entrepreneurs.”

About the Empact Showcase

In early 2013, entrepreneurs meeting the minimum criteria from across the country were invited by Empact to apply for the Empact Showcase.

Applications were then 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

The Academy selected honorees in several categories including:

  •     Empact100 – the top 100 companies in the Showcase
  •     Best Founder's Story
  •     Most Innovative
  •     Most Disruptive
  •     Largest Potential
  •     Top Social Company
  •     Top Female Founder
  •     Top Tech Company
  •     Top Advertising & Marketing Company

The honorees 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.

For more information on the Empact Showcase, visit http://www.empactshowcase.com, or connect with Empact via Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/iEmpact or Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/iEmpact. Please direct any questions to Empact Showcase co-founder, Sarah Green at team(at)iempact(dot)com.

About Ifeelgoods

The Ifeelgoods promotions platform helps marketers incent, convert and reward their audiences with instant fulfillment of desirable gifts from Facebook, Amazon, iTunes and more as a reward for any trackable action – online, offline or mobile.

Ifeelgoods has run promotions in 16 countries and has over 150 clients, including Walmart, Coca-Cola, Universal Pictures, GAP, PayPal, Kimberly-Clark and L'Oreal. Ifeelgoods is a hosted technology platform that manages digital goods promotion offers, redemption, social sharing and customer service. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with locations in New York and Paris.

About Empact
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 500 colleges & universities, workforce development organizations, Chambers of Commerce, and Small Business Development Centers to help promote entrepreneurship among aspiring entrepreneurs.

Learn more at http://www.iempact.com.

About United Nations Foundation
The United Nations Foundation builds public-private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and broadens support for the United Nations through advocacy and public outreach. Through innovative campaigns and initiatives, the Foundation connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The Foundation was created in 1998 as a U.S. public charity by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner and now is supported by global corporations, foundations, governments, and individuals.

Learn more at http://www.unfoundation.org.

About American Airlines
American Airlines is committed to supporting innovation and social entrepreneurship. As part of our SME Strategic Development Initiatives, we are highly focused on empowering the next generation of high growth/high impact entrepreneurs, startups and incubators by providing strategic sponsorships and in-kind giving.

American Airlines continues to be at the forefront of innovation and leads the industry in developing technologies that improve the overall customer experience. We've created many products to help your trip go smoothly from curbside to boarding and everywhere in between. And we're paving the way to have the youngest and most fuel-efficient fleet in five years–delivering a state-of-the-art flight experience to our customers. From start to finish, enjoy comfort, convenience, and cutting-edge technology.

Learn more at http://www.aa.com.

About Entrepreneur Media
Young Entrepreneur is committed to chronicling the ups and downs of young entrepreneurs and startup founders, and serving as a resource for solid information and insights. Founded in 1999, YoungEntrepreneur.com has become one of the largest online forum communities for entrepreneurs worldwide.

Learn more at http://www.entrepreneur.com.

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