Empact Sphere connects members with the world's top leaders and institutions in the following ways:

  • Advisory Boards / Councils
  • Prestigious Speaking Opportunities
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experiences
  • International Delegations
  • Memberships
  • Fellowships
  • PR & Media
  • Awards & Recognitions
Empact nominated Catherine & David Cook, Co-Founders of meetme, for induction into the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame with founders of Subway, Famous Dave's, and Chik-fil-A.   Sphere member, Rahim Fazal, Co-Founder of Involver, was invited joined Empact partners at the signing of the historic JOBS Act in the White House rose garden.   Aaron Schwartz, Founder of Modify Watches, was a guest on MSNBC's Your Business as a result of an introduction by Empact.   Empact100 honorees were recognized at the White House and received a signed congratulatory letter from President Obama.
Sphere members were put up in Tony Hsieh's hotel, toured downtown Las Vegas and Zappos, built life-long friendships, and delivered speeches.   Sphere members had an opportunity to network with Fred Deluca, Founder of Subway, along with representatives of the media in an intimate setting.   Empact was given tickets to the 2013 Presidential Inauguration, Parade and Inaugural Ball and distributed them to Sphere members.   Five Sphere members were invited to attend and speak by the State Department at the 2012 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Dubai.

Over the past 6 years, Empact has facilitated nearly 1,000 speeches at over 500 events at colleges & universities, workforce development organizations, associations, corporations and Small Busines Development centers as part of the Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour and as independent keynote speakers across the world:

  • United States
  • Peru
  • China
  • India
  • Sweden
  • Belgium
  • Chile
  • Mexico
  • U.A.E.
  • Malaysia
  • Nigeria

Young entrepreneurs sit on panel for US Chamber of Commerce. The panel was introduced by former Secretary of Education, Margaret Spellings, and preceded by Steve Forbes.   Duane Spires, Founder of Extreme Youth Sports, speaks in a stadium to over 2,000 youth.   Jeremy Johnson, Founder of 2U, speaks after five congressmen and one senator on Capitol Hill.   Young entrepreneurs sit on panel for California Governors Summit on Entrepreneurship following remarks by Governor Schwarzenegger.

"Empact has a vast network in entrepreneurship, government, higher education, corporations, and media. Empact forms partnerships with these individuals and institutions in order to provide opportunities for Sphere members."

Institutional Partners


Personal Branding Experts

Empact has partnered with a network of personal brand specialists who provide special deals and attention to Empact Sphere members:

  • Social Media
  • Pesonal Search Results
  • Video Recording
  • Personal Website Design
  • Headshots
  • Local Public Relations
  • National Public Relations
  • Graphic Design
  • Book Publishing
  • Speech Coaching
  • Preentation Design

Elected Representatives & Administration

Mary Landrieu
Senator, Louisiana & Chair, Senate Small Business Committee
Jack Markell
Governor, Delaware & Chair, National Governors' Association
Margaret Spellings
Former Secretary of Education
David Loebsack
Congressman, 2nd District of Iowa
Pete Sessions
Congressman, 32nd District of Texas
Cedric Richmond
Congressman, 2nd District of Louisiana
Shelly Porges
Director, Global Entrepreneurship Program, Department of State
Marie Johns
Deputy Director, Small Business Administration
Allen West
Congressman, 22nd District of Florida
Aneesh Chopra
Former, US Chief Technology Officer
Jared Polis
Congressman, 2nd District of Colorado
Nishith Acharya
Director, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Department of Commerce

Iconic Entrepreneurs

Desh Deshpande
Chairman, Sycamore Networks & A123 Systems
Jeff Hoffman
Founding Team,
Kay Koplovitz
Founder, USA Network
Steve Case
Founder, AOL
Hamdi Ulukaya
Founder, Chobani
Ted Leonsis
Professional Sports Teams Owner & Former President, AOL
Gene Landrum
Founder, Chuck E Cheese
Mike Delazzer
Founder, Redbox
Jeff Sandefer
Founder, Acton Foundation & Sandefer Offshore
Aaron Batalion
Founder & CTO, Living Social



Higher Education