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!
Elliot Richardson | Small Business Advocacy Council
Elliot Richardson is an attorney who has dedicated his life to community service. He launched the Small Business Advocacy Council in 2010. The SBAC is a non-partisan, member-driven organization that promotes the success of small business through political advocacy, networking, support services and educational programs.
Joe Parisi | Guard Llama
Joe Parisi is a successful serial entrepreneur. His latest venture is Guard Llama, a security app specifically geared towards the elimination of sexual assault and domestic violence.
Steven Collens | MATTER
Steven Collens is the newly appointed CEO of Matter, a community of healthcare entrepreneurs working together in a shared space to both individually and collaboratively create healthcare innovation. Before MATTER he served as strategic advisor to Pritzker Group Venture Capital, where he focuses on seed-stage investments.
Mike Prokopeak | Human Capital Media
Mike Prokopeak is the Editor in Chief of Human Capital Media. They publish three magazines related to the staff and senior executives; Chief Learning Officer, Talent Management, and Workforce. The company also holds online and in-person events for its large subscriber base all around the country.
Pat Berger | Kaiser Tiger
Pat Berger is the owner of Paddy Longs and Kaiser Tiger. After a trip to Dublin with his friend Chris Latchford, the two decided to open their own Paddy Long's Beer and Bacon Pub, and recently Kaiser Tiger. They concentrate on serving their own sausage and bacon recipes, which includes "The Bomb," a five-pound meatloaf stuffed and wrapped in bacon.
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