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Bootstrapping In America

Some of the most interesting stories around are from entrepreneurs willing to take an idea and turn it into a business. From web apps to workouts to Barron's and babies, we’ve got it covered.

Jorey Ramer of Super
Jun 30, 2021

SUPER is a San Francisco-based insurtech company that offers subscription-based repair and maintenance for your home. 

Stephen Tse of Harmony
Jun 28, 2021

Harmony is a fully Ethereum-compatible blockchain that allows you to build scalable cross-chain applications. 

George Khalife of Toronto Stock Exchange & TSX Venture Exchange
Jun 23, 2021

George Khalife is the VP of Midwest U.S. for the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) & TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV), which is a unique funding platform for high-growth companies looking to raise Series A capital and beyond.

Meighan Newhouse of Inspirant
Jun 21, 2021

Inspirant Group is an award-winning Chicago-based management consulting, firm that takes companies from inspiration to transformation, actualizing their vision of a people-first company.

Howard Tullman and Product Improvement
Jun 16, 2021

Our resident serial entrepreneur, Howard Tullman, discusses the status of the pandemic, the necessity of continuing to improve on a product, and the boom in tech stocks.

Desmond Wheatley of BEAM Global
Jun 14, 2021

BEAM Global is a Cleantech leader that produces innovative, sustainable technology for electric vehicle (EV) charging, outdoor media, and energy security, without the construction, disruption, risks and costs of grid-tied solutions.

Kyle Nakatsuji of Clearcover
Jun 9, 2021

Clearcover is a data-driven auto insurance company built to provide customers with more affordable coverage.

Sumin Zhu of Ampcera
Jun 7, 2021

Ampcera is a U.S.-based innovator and market leader in the development and commercialization of high-performance solid-state electrolyte and battery technologies for electric vehicles and energy storage.

Sharat Potharaju of MobStac
Jun 2, 2021

More than 3,000 companies use the MobStac platform to build deeper connections with consumers on their mobile devices via QR code, WiFi, Bluetooth beacon, geofencing, and near-field communications (NFC) technologies.

Jake Bolling of Skupos
May 26, 2021

Skupos is the market leader in data analytics that powers smarter, more profitable retail by connecting independent stores, brands, & distributors on one platform.

Arnold Thorstad of InViCo Worldwide
May 24, 2021

Invico is a global supplier of food and beverage ingredients, health and medical supplies, and nutraceuticals that brings together novel proprietary technologies and small farming relationships to lower the environmental impact of global distribution.

Evan Shy of hiitide
May 19, 2021

Evan Shy is the Founder & CEO of hiitide, which is turning the world’s library into collaborative learning experiences.

Ezra Galston of Starting Line VC
May 17, 2021

Starting Line is an early-stage Chicago-based Venture Capital fund investing in premier consumer startups & brands.

Aidan Mouat of Hazel Technologies
May 12, 2021

Hazel Technologies is a USDA-funded company that develops new solutions to extend the quality shelf life of fresh produce and reduce food waste through responsible, sustainable chemistry products.

Matt Tucker of Koan
May 10, 2021

Koan is an organizational alignment software platform that helps teams manage goals and status collaboratively.

Dr. Jay Bhatt
May 5, 2021

Dr. Jay Bhatt is a leading medical contributor to ABC News and tastytrade's go-to medical expert.

Jonathan Little of
May 3, 2021
Jonathan Little is the Founder of It is the largest poker coaching site in the country with over 500 paying members.
David Parker of EforAll
Apr 28, 2021

EforAll is an intensive community supporting budding entrepreneurs within under-resourced communities.

Rebuilding Restaurants and Hospitality After a Pandemic
Apr 26, 2021

In this Bootstrapping panel, we'll talk about the past, present, and future of the restaurant and food business.

Jeff Beck of Leaf Home Solutions
Apr 21, 2021

Leaf Home Solutions is North America's leading tech-enabled direct-to-consumer provider of branded home products.

Colin Buckley of The Happy Howl
Apr 19, 2021

Colin Buckley is the Founder & CEO of Happy Howl, which is a wholesome dog food subscription service, built on giving back.

Jason VandeBoom of ActiveCampaign
Apr 14, 2021

ActiveCampaign's category-defining Customer Experience Automation Platform (CXA) helps over 130,000 businesses in 170 countries meaningfully engage with their customers.

Jeremy Keeshin of CodeHS
Apr 12, 2021

CodeHS is an interactive online learning platform offering computer science and programming instruction for schools and individual learners.

Peter Shankman of
Apr 7, 2021

Peter Shankman is an entrepreneur, author, and speaker, among other things, and also an expert on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Jeff Monroe of HAELO
Apr 5, 2021

Jeff Monroe is the Founder & CEO of HAELO, which enhances the recovery of athletes and high-performance fitness enthusiasts by using pulsed electromagnetic field therapy.

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