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!

Victor Viner | Moji

Moji was launched in 2007 by health enthusiast, Victor Viner.  After injuring himself a countless number of times, Victor created a best in-class recovery and pain relief product company which is now in thousands of stores worldwide.

I just recently turned the company into massage recovery company for athletes.
— Victor Viner

Brandon Cruz | GoHealth

Brandon Cruz is a co-founder of GoHealth.  The company offers web-based software for insurance sales and marketing tools, and is a leading CRM for the healthcare industry.

Healthcare IT is one of the hottest spaces in terms of investment and growth right now.
— Brandon Cruz

Russ Schweizer | AmnioChor

Russ Schweizer is the founder of AmnioChor.  The company was founded based on the integration of science, medicine, and engineering and is a biotech startup company focusing on perinatal stem cell technology. 

[regarding stem cells] The potential for healing and organ regeneration is huge.
— Russ Schweizer

Dr. Shawn Smith | Modern Teacher

Dr. Shawn Smith is the founding partner of Modern Teacher.  They created a digital learning ecosystem, using their proprietary methodology for effective and personalized learning.

The educational process is’s an antiquated 20th century model.
— Dr. Shawn Smith

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