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!
Brendan Kim | Solar Gear
Brendan Kim is the co-founder of Solar Gear. They manufacture solar power-charging outdoor products. They come in the form of backpacks and fannypacks.
Mike Doyle | Rent Like a Champion
Mike Doyle is the CEO of Rent Like a Champion. Rent Like a Champion provides private home rentals near campuses of college towns usually when events are being held such as football games, Parents Day and graduations.
Tejas Shastry | Ampy
Tejas Shastry is the co-founder and CEO of Ampy. The company makes wearable devices that charges your USB-powered device. With this you'll never have to plug your phone into a wall to charge it. They've raised $300,000 on Kickstarter with a goal of $100,000.
Moira Hardek | Galvanize Labs
Moira Hardek is the co-founder and CEO of Galvanize Labs. The company produces browser-based technology educational video games. Their most recognizable game is Taken Charge, which places players into a story that teaches them building blocks needed for technology education.
Billy Jacobs | Piece Pizza
Billy Jacobs is the owner of Piece Pizza, a new haven style pizzeria and brewpub. Piece has been a neighborhood staple since it opened in 2001 in the Wicker Park area of Chicago. In 2011 it was named the Top Independent Pizzeria of the Year.
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