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!
Michael Kane | Ribfest
Michael Kane is the Director of Ribfest. It's one of the longest running festivals and competitions in Chicago, now in it's 17th year. They average more than 70,00 visitors and consume over 50,000 pounds of pork.
Willy Chyr | Relativity
Willy Chyr is a Chicago-based artist and independent game designer. His new game, RELATIVITY comes out in 2016 on Sony PlayStation and PC.
Julie Smolyansky | Lifeway Foods
Lifeway Foods was founded in 1986 by Michael Smolyansky. Today his daughter, Julie, is the CEO of the company. Their flagship product is Kefir. Each cup contains 12 live and active cultures and 7 to 10 billion beneficial probiotic strains.
Alison Velazquez | Soupology
Alison Velazquez is the founder of Soupology. Soupology is soup-based cleansing program that uses alkaline water and dynamic soup blends that work to cleanse and nourish the body.
Dr. Robert Cucin | BioSculpture
Dr. Robert Cucin is the founder of BioSculpture. They have developed a medical device to remove visceral fat as a new treatment for diabetes and weight loss.
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