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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.

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.

Glen Tullman of transcarent
Mar 31, 2021

Transcarent is a new consumer-directed health and care platform for employees of self-insured employers and their families.

Dr. Julie Chen of Wisdom in Wellness
Mar 29, 2021

Wisdom in Wellness is a whole-systems approach to wellness focusing on effective immune support.

John Garabedian of KB Partners
Mar 24, 2021

KB Partners is an investment firm focused on early-stage venture capital investments with an emphasis on where sports meets technology.

Howard Tullman and Late Starts
Mar 22, 2021

Howard Tullman reflects back on living in the coronavirus lockdown for a year and how he thinks history will define and frame this time.

Lisa Souter of Sparkl
Mar 17, 2021

Lisa Souter is the Founder & President of Sparkl, which is an on-demand, waterless, eco-friendly car wash. Customers can order a wash at any time using the Sparkl app.

Chris Byers of Formstack
Mar 15, 2021

Formstack is a secure workplace productivity platform built to produce ingenious solutions to the everyday work that slows organizations down.

Robert Burke of Ladder Up
Mar 10, 2021

Ladder Up provides free financial programs to help clients secure the tax refunds they need, gain the knowledge to navigate today’s complex financial systems and obtain financial aid to make college dreams a reality.

Brett Jurishi of BrokerX
Mar 8, 2021

BrokerX provides software solutions for energy brokers that eliminates manual tasks through automation, providing brokers with more time to sell and grow their businesses.

Dr. Garry Cooper of Rheaply
Mar 3, 2021

Rheaply was founded to help close the growing resource gap that threatens the advancement of research science and discovery of novel innovations.

David Rabie of Tovala
Mar 1, 2021
Tovala was born from a mission to reinvent home cooking to save people time.
John Martin and Matt Wren of BUNDLAR
Feb 24, 2021

BUNDLAR is the first-ever comprehensive no-code, drag-and-drop Augmented Reality Content Management System.

Etienne Bernier of Kreezee Sports
Feb 22, 2021

Kreezee Sports is a complete management platform that helps sports organizations save time, increase revenue, and provide users with a unique interactive experience.

Bob Chib And Ken Bahk of Kaleidoscope Health Ventures
Feb 17, 2021

Kaleidoscope Health Ventures is a venture development firm with a mission to realize health equity for all by reinventing the health innovation model.

Chase Fisher of Blenders Eyewear
Feb 10, 2021

Blenders Eyewear produces a wide range of men's and women's sunglasses and snow goggles.

TechStars: Cinta Color, Hiki
Feb 8, 2021

This is part three in a three-part series showcasing the Techstars Chicago Accelerator's Week kickoffs today with the class of 20/21.

TechStars CAPE Inclusion, Eemerg, Script Health
Feb 5, 2021

Today is second in a three-part series where we present the Techstars Chicago Accelerator's Week kickoffs today with the class of 20/21.

TechStars: DocuMentor, Improovy, Signal Cortex
Feb 1, 2021

Bootstrapping in America's annual Techstars Chicago Accelerator's Week kickoffs today with the class of 20/21.

Ani Rangarajan of Realync
Jan 25, 2021

Realync is a leading virtual leasing and resident engagement platform enabling live video tours, virtual open houses and pre-recorded videos of properties.

Gabe Wyner of Fluent Forever
Jan 22, 2021

Fluent Forever is a mobile language app designed to take you from nothing all the way to fluency in your language of choice.

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