tastytrade

Bootstrapping In America Weekly Recap | July 20 - July 24

Jul 24, 2015

By: Jules Weinstein

Bootstrapping In America is tastytrade's spotlight on the best and brightest of the entrepreneurial community in Chicago and beyond. Meet the innovative men and women leading the companies featured in this week's episodes!

Jessica Altieri | Wine Channel TV

Jessica Altieri is the founder of Wine Channel TV.  It's a lifestyle network devoted to wines and wine events around the world.  The website has over 1 million unique viewers every month, is dedicated to all things wine, and the lifestyle surrounding it.

The wine industry...there are so many different wine varieties, regions...everything everyday is changing.
— Jessica Altieri

Brian Lanier & Beth Birnbaum | GrubHub

Brian Lanier is the CTO of GrubHub, and Beth Birnbaum is the SVP of Products. GrubHub is the premier restaurant delivery and carry out service in the country.

Food is really intimate....that permeates a lot of decision making.
— Brian Lanier

Andrew Lutsey | Local Foods

Andrew Lutsey is the co-founder of Local Foods. The company partners with the area's finest small-scale family farms to supply the best local products to over 150 chefs and restaurants in Chicago. The company was created with an ail to revive and strengthen the Midwest's local food system and infrastructure.

I spent 3 years on my family’s farm with my brother before starting this business (Local Foods).
— Andrew Lutsey

Trever Heffernan | Chicago Helicopter Experience

Trevor is the Founder and CEO of Chicago Helicopter Experience. They are the only company that has a "heliport" in the city of Chicago. They offer tours around the city and daily commutes from the suburbs into their private "heliport" in Chicago. 

It was an hour drive. The traffic was destroying my life...in my practical mind I thought I’d buy a helicopter and learn how to fly it.
— Trevor Heffernan

Dick Burke | VISANOW

Dick Burke is the CEO of VISANOW. The company is a full-service immigration provider that provides a fully transparent and simple way to handle cases from start to finish. They are now one of the leading immigration service providers in the U.S. integrating the best of people and technology. 

We have 30 lawyers and paralegals we work with and wed that with a patented online system to make the system better and faster.
— Dick Burke

What are your favorite episodes of BSA? Who would you like to see on the show? How about you?! Drop us a note in the comments below, send a Tweet to @BootstrappingIA, or send an email to jules@tastytrade.com! 

Tune in to catch a brand new interview on Bootstrapping In America Live Monday - Friday at 9:40am CT on tastytrade.com!


Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. Please read Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options before deciding to invest in options.

Related Posts

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.