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!

Dr. Dmitri Dozortsev | General Number

Dr. Dmitri Dozortsev is the Founder and CEO of General Number. General Number is an online platform that enables data transfers without registration and cloud storage of any personal identifiable information. It allows individuals to control their own online privacy.

Lucas Felt | Medical Memory

Lucas Felt is the co-founder and CEO of Medical Memory. Medical Memory makes it easy for doctors to record patient visits with a secure website and cloud-based system that allows patients to view and share those videos.

Kristen Holman | Pay Your Selfie

Kristen Holman is the co-founder of Pay Your Selfie. Pay Your Selfie connects brands with consumers using selfies as the medium. They pay cash for selfies, turning social currency into real dollars.

Sam and Adam Elias | Whirlyball

Sam Elias took the risk and opened his first Whirlyball center in Chicago in 1993. Whirlyball is a game where you combine lacrosse, hockey and basketball with bumper cars. Sam and his son, Adam, have turned this into a multi-million dollar enterprise.


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