W. Michael Hsu, CPA.CITP, founder and CEO of DeepSky, was named to the 2013 Empact Showcase by Empact, an organization focusing on creating cultures of entrepreneurship in communities around the world. Now in its third year, the Empact Showcase recognized Hsu and DeepSky as being among the United States’ “Best Companies Started & Run by Young Entrepreneurs.”
The Empact Showcase is comprised of U. S. companies started by entrepreneurs aged 35 and under, and whose annual revenues or operating budgets 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.”
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, including Kay Koplovitz, founder, USA Network & ScyFy Channel & chairman, Springboard Enterprises; Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos; and Mike Delazzer, founder, Redbox.