Justin Jackrel, owner of Rat Rod Motors, distributor of Bintelli scooters, will be honored at the White House later this month as one of the 2012 Empact100 award winners by Empact, an organization focused on making entrepreneurship a viable career option worldwide.
The Empact100, now in its second year, recognizes entrepreneurs who are 30 and younger who own companies with annual revenues or operating budgets of more than $100,000. The list was finalized by the 2012 Empact Academy, whose members include: Aaron Batalion, founder and 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; and 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 of the 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.”
Jackrel founded his first scooter company while he was still in high school. The University of Florida grad then founded Rat Rod Motors in the mid-2000s, as reported in a recent Powersports Business story. He will be honored as a member of the Empact100 during a ceremony on Sept. 28 at the White House.
“The Academy is made up of so many successful entrepreneurs that have done a lot of good for this country. It’s truly an honor to be recognized by them for this prestigious award. None of this could be possible without my wife Ashley, my parents and brothers and my wonderful staff at Road Rat Motors,” Jackrel said.