Alert

Looking for even more trade ideas? Sign up for Alpha Boost, a FREE email from quiet foundation!

tasty Milestone: Bootstrapping in America Reaches 1,000 Interviews!

Mar 18, 2016

By: Jenna DiMaria

What do you get when you mix 4 years of two sassy tastytrade live hosts talking to entrepreneurs in Chicago and beyond?

That’s right, you get 1,000 episodes of Bootstrapping in America! One thousand! Can you believe it? From CEOs in the healthcare industry, to technology, to apps, to the mayor, we’ve heard it all here and we’re not slowing down.

And who better to sit in the hot seat on our 1000th interview than J.B. Pritzker? Pritzker is a pillar in the Chicago business community, and has been focused on building Chicago’s ecosystem for technology entrepreneurs. Pritzker was appointed the founding chairman of ChicagoNEXT, the mayor’s council on innovation and technology, and he founded 1871, Chicago’s digital startup center (led by tastytrade friend Howard Tullman). Pritzker also played an instrumental role in the Illinois Venture Capital Association, co-founded Chicago Ventures, funded the startup of Techstars Chicago and the online community, Built In Chicago.

Why do we love Bootstrapping in America so much? Because there is a bustling startup movement in Chicago, and Bootstrapping in America showcases those innovative leaders and gives them a platform to tell their company story. And, it's one of tastytrade live’s flagship programs because it involves all our favorite things (other than trading, of course):

  • Friendly banter
  • Food
  • Fun conversations

Here are some of the Bootstrapping in America stand out guests along with how much revenue they’ve gained after they were on our show: (if these numbers are wrong, blame Jules!)

Here are the top 3 companies who were acquired by other companies: (see previous caveat about Jules)

...Well, there's so much more we could say, but in the interest of brevity... here’s to another thousand guests!

Stay tasty, my friends.

tastytrade content is provided solely by tastytrade, Inc. (“tastytrade”) and is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not, nor is it intended to be, trading or investment advice or a recommendation that any security, futures contract, transaction or investment strategy is suitable for any person. Trading securities can involve high risk and the loss of any funds invested. tastytrade, through its content, financial programming or otherwise, does not provide investment or financial advice or make investment recommendations. Investment information provided may not be appropriate for all investors, and is provided without respect to individual investor financial sophistication, financial situation, investing time horizon or risk tolerance. tastytrade is not in the business of transacting securities trades, nor does it direct client commodity accounts or give commodity trading advice tailored to any particular client’s situation or investment objectives. Supporting documentation for any claims (including claims made on behalf of options programs), comparison, statistics, or other technical data, if applicable, will be supplied upon request. tastytrade is not a licensed financial advisor, registered investment advisor, or a registered broker-dealer. Options, futures and futures options are not suitable for all investors. Prior to trading securities products, please read the Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options and the Risk Disclosure for Futures and Options found on tastyworks.com.

tastyworks, Inc. ("tastyworks") is a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA, NFA and SIPC. tastyworks offers self-directed brokerage accounts to its customers. tastyworks does not give financial or trading advice nor does it make investment recommendations. You alone are responsible for making your investment and trading decisions and for evaluating the merits and risks associated with the use of tastyworks’ systems, services or products. tastyworks is a wholly owned subsidiary of tastytrade, Inc (“tastytrade”). tastytrade is a trademark/servicemark owned by tastytrade.

Quiet Foundation, Inc. (“Quiet Foundation”) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of tastytrade The information on quietfoundation.com is intended for U.S. residents only. All investing involves the risk of loss. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Quiet Foundation does not make suitability determinations, nor does it make investment recommendations. You alone are responsible for making your investment and trading decisions and for evaluating the merits and risks associated with the use of Quiet Foundation’s systems, services or products.

Small Exchange, Inc. is a Designated Contract Market registered with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. The information on this site should be considered general information and not in any case as a recommendation or advice concerning investment decisions. The reader itself is responsible for the risks associated with an investment decision based on the information stated in this material in light of his or her specific circumstances. The information on this website is for informational purposes only, and does not contend to address the financial objectives, situation, or specific needs of any individual investor. Trading in derivatives and other financial instruments involves risk, please read the Risk Disclosure Statement for Futures and Options. tastytrade is an investor in Small Exchange, Inc.

© copyright 2013 – 2021 tastytrade. All Rights Reserved. Applicable portions of the Terms of use on tastytrade.com apply. Reproduction, adaptation, distribution, public display, exhibition for profit, or storage in any electronic storage media in whole or in part is prohibited under penalty of law, provided that you may download tastytrade’s podcasts as necessary to view for personal use.