It's Techstars Week on Bootstrapping in America!
Aug 14, 2015
Bootstrapping In America is tastytrade's spotlight on the best and brightest of the entrepreneurial community in Chicago and beyond. This week is extra special, because it features entrepreneurs from Techstars, a global, mentorship-driven startup accelerator, that empowers entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market wherever they choose to build their businesses. The program runs for 13 weeks and located in several cities in the U.S. and around the world.
Meet the innovative men and women leading the companies featured in this week's episodes!
Chris Renter | Akouba Credit and David Ripley | Gildera
Chris Rentner is the founder and CEO of Akouba Credit. Akouba Credit provides a state-of-the-art underwriting lending platform where banks can offer clients the right loans in less than 48 hours.
David Ripley is the co-founder and CEO of Glidera. Glidera is a company with world-class security to protect your financial transactions and data with respect to digital currency such as bitcoins.
Stu Grubbs | Infiniscene and Stephen Corby | Specless
Stu Grubbs is the co-founder and CEO of Infiniscene. They are a live video production studio in a browser that enables anyone to share their content with a live audience.
Stephen Corby is the founder and CEO of Specless. Specless is an online digital advertising company that can take your existing creative and make it responsive so it will look perfect on every screen.
Jose Luis Perez | Hooks and Bronson Taylor | Growth Geeks
Jose Luis Perez is the co-founder and CEO of Hooks. Hooks is a mobile app that sends out notifications and reminders to yourself from anything causal like new TV episodes and sports results, to more complex things like software vulnerabilities.
Bronson Taylor is the CEO and co-founder of Growth Geeks. Growth Geeks is an open marketplace of thousands of vetted hackers and marketers offering their services, which makes shopping for talent fast and foolproof.
Lina Pakrosnyte | Urban Leash and Marc Kuo & Suzanne Ma | Routific
Lina Pakrosnyte is the founder and CEO of Urban Leash. Urban Leash puts pet owners with dog walkers and cat sitters together using an on-demand platform. They can also schedule, track and pay for last minute services.
Marc Kuo & Suzanne Ma are the co-founders of Routific. The company offers route optimization. And as a service for any business for deliveries, pickups or multiple stops, they save customers up to 40% of their usual costs.
Ankit Maheshwari | Betaout and Henry Vasquez & Sam Harris | Tribe
Ankit Maheshwari is the founder and CEO of Betaout. They help small to mid-size businesses do behavioral marketing with ease, collecting data via a simple pixel insertion.
Henry Vasquez and Sam Harris are the co-founders of Tribe. Their software tracks tasks in emails in the easiest way possible.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org!
Tune in to catch a brand new interview on Bootstrapping In America Live Monday - Friday at 9:40am CT on tastytrade.com!
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Dec 11, 2015
Meet this week's Bootstrapping In America guests: Rob Katz and Kevin Boehm from Boka Restaurant Group, Kyle Joseph from Foodseum, Lindsey Meyers of Beauty and Brawn Gallery and Rick Cooper and Rodney Alex from The Alex Cooper Project.
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