Carrot Honored as One of Empact Showcase’s Top Companies

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We’re super excited to announce that our very own Trevor Mauch has been (deservedly) recognized as one of the nation’s top entrepreneurs under 35.

It’s pretty cool that we get to use this badge of honor, eh?

What’s most meaningful to us isn’t really the award, although it is super cool… it’s what it means for rural entrepreneurs, especially in Oregon.

You don’t need to be in a big city to be a global company.

Heck, you don’t even have to be in a major town.

All it takes is passion and a whole lot of dedication and hard work… and anything is possible.

Thanks to all of our dedicated members for helping us grow our little business.

We totally appreciate your support and encouragement.

Here’s the full press release:  

InvestorCarrot from Roseburg, Oregon Honored to be included in Prestigious Empact Showcase and recognized at United Nations 

Founder Trevor Mauch among the United States’ “Showcase of Top Companies Started by Young Entrepreneurs”

One of Empact Showcase’s Top Companies

Roseburg, Oregon, Oct. 6, 2014 – InvestorCarrot today announced that it has been named to the 2014 Empact Showcase by Empact, an organization that celebrates the impact and diversity of young entrepreneurs.

Now in its fourth year, the Empact Showcase recognized Trevor Mauch, Chief Value Creator for InvestorCarrot as being among the United States’ “Best Companies Started & Run by Young Entrepreneurs”.

“I’m honored to be included with such an elite group of entrepreneurs and companies,” said Trevor Mauch. “It’s great to show folks in Rural Oregon that a little start-up like ours can be included on this elite list of Top Companies.”

Empact Showcase companies were started and are run by entrepreneurs who are age 35 and under. In 2013, the companies comprising the Empact Showcase contributed more than 10,000 jobs to the economy, and controlled over $1 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. Past celebrations have taken place at the White House and United Nations.

“Young entrepreneurs are having a big impact on our economy, and it’s so powerful to have so many of these leaders in a room together,” said Sheena Lindahl, Co-Founder of the Empact Showcase. “Many of the companies are social enterprises that are also making a huge difference in people’s lives. It is never an easy road to build a successful organization, and we believe it’s important to celebrate all the spirit and grit these entrepreneurs have put into making the world a better place.

About the Empact Showcase

In early 2014, entrepreneurs meeting the minimum criteria from across the country were invited to apply for the Empact Showcase.

Applications were then reviewed by Empact and Empact’s Academy of leading entrepreneurs, and include:

  • Jeff Hoffman, Founding Team Member,
  • Clifton Taulbert, Author and Speaker
  • Richard Caruso, Founder and Chairman, Integra Life Sciences
  • Elizabeth Gore, first Resident Entrepreneur at the United Nations Foundation and Chair of the UN Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council
  • Chip Paucek, Co-founder & CEO, 2U & Former CEO, Hooked on Phonics
  • Kay Koplovitz, Founder, USA Network & ScyFy Channel & Chairman, Springboard Enterprises

The Academy selected honorees in several categories including the Empact100 (the top 100 companies in the Showcase), Most Disruptive, Largest Potential, Biggest Social Impact, and Best Female Founder.

Honorees were selected with factors including revenue, employees, social impact, growth over the past year, and innovativeness coming into play.

For more information on the Empact Showcase, visit, or connect with Empact via Facebook at or Twitter at

About Carrot

Carrot (Carrotly LLC) is a startup Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) technology company based in Roseburg, Oregon.

Carrot helps small businesses around the world more easily generate inbound leads online using the Carrot software suite that includes lead generation websites, Lead Pages, SEO tools, cutting-edge trainings from world-class experts and more.

Learn more at

Carrot was founded in 2012 by Trevor Mauch, an internet marketing expert, and serial entrepreneur.

About Trevor Mauch

Trevor is the CVC (Chief Value Creator) and founder of Carrot, a tech startup from rural Oregon.

Trevor is also an investor in other tech startups;,, and with clients like New York Times best-selling authors, professional athletes, and Inc 500 companies.

Trevor is passionate as heck about entrepreneurship and the power of small communities doing big things.

With other go-getters, he’s helping fuel the rural entrepreneurship movement in small town Oregon. In the past year Trevor’s started or been a critical part of founding theLoft entrepreneur workspace (currently houses 9 companies), the Young Entrepreneur Society (grown to 113+ members), and the Roseburg Angel Investment Network (RAIN) to invest in Oregon business.

About Empact

Empact aims to facilitate a culture of entrepreneurship in communities around the world by exposing young people to entrepreneurship, convening entrepreneurs in peer support networks, 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 in the US and abroad to help promote entrepreneurship among aspiring entrepreneurs.

Learn more at

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