Business @ PaperG – Press Release

Today we are proud to announce that PaperG has been included in the Empact100, a list of the United States’ “Top 100 Companies Started by Young Entrepreneurs.” The list is comprised of the most inventive companies in the U.S. contributing jobs and rebuilding our nations’ economy. As one of the honorees, we’re excited to be included and humbled by our peers.

The founders of PaperG believe the young entrepreneurs of today will be the leaders of tomorrow’s largest companies.  Collectively, the 100 listed companies founded by entrepreneurs under the age of 30 will generate over $1 billion in revenue in 2012 and that amount is sure to grow even larger over the next few years.

Thank you to all of our customers, employees, and investors which have propelled us to where we are today, and congratulations to all the other honorees.

PaperG From San Francisco, CA To Be Honored at the White House as One of the The United States’ “Top 100 Companies Started by Young Entreprenurs”

Founders Victor Wong, Roger Lee, Victor Cheng and Ka Mo Lau among the honorees recognized during a White House ceremony hosted by Empact

SAN FRANCISCO,CA , Sept. 10, 2012 – PaperG, today announced that it has been named as an honoree on the 2012 Empact100 list by Empact, an organization that focuses on making entrepreneurship a viable career option for everyone around the world.

The 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
  • Chuck Templeton, Founder, Open Table

Now in its second year, the Empact100 will recognize PaperG as being among the United States’ “Top 100 Companies Started by Young Entrepreneurs,” during a ceremony to be held on Friday, September 28 at the White House in Washington, D.C. Victor Wong, CEO, and Roger Lee, COO, will accept the award on behalf of PaperG at the ceremony.

“At PaperG we take pride in our entrepreneurial spirit. As a startup whose mission is to aid small businesses in their digital advertising endeavors we are honored to be listed in the Empact100 amongst a group of fellow innovative companies and young entrepreneurs driving our nation’s economy” stated CEO of PaperG, Victor Wong.

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. “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.”

About the Empact Showcase and Empact 100

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 www.empact100.com, or connect with the Empact 100 via Facebook at www.facebook.com/iEmpact or Twitter at www.twitter.com/iEmpact.  Please direct any questions to Empact100 co-founder, Sarah Green, at list@iempact.com

About PaperG

PaperG, an ad tech company, is the leader in local display advertising for online and mobile. It powers display ads for 150+ local media companies and 20,000+ local advertisers. PaperG’s PlaceLocal technology has been recognized by the New York Times as an “ad engine to put Mad Men out of business” due to its ability to auto-generate custom ads for any local advertiser using just a business name and address. In 2011 PaperG was named to Forbes’ list of “Americas 100 Most Promising Companies.”

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 400 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.

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