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!

Jeremie Bacon | Synap

Jeremie Bacon is the co-founder and CEO of Synap. The company is in an early stage B2B which is changing the way customer-facing teams manage and nurture their relationships.  They automatically organize your customer communications at every stage in the relationship and have already raised millions in a very short period of time.

Chef Doug Psaltis | Lettuce Entertain You

Chef Doug Psaltis of Lettuce Entertain You has opened some of the best restaurants in Chicago - RPM Steak, RPM Italian, and Paris Club. He is managing the 27th Annual Oyster Fest by Shaw's Crab House, where some of the best seafood restaurants will be participating in the event.

Brian Hill | edovo

Brian Hill is the co-founder and CEO of edovo. The company is improving the incarceration experience by replacing low-quality television shows with educational and inspirational programming. They have grown from an idea to 18 employees in less than two years.

Andrew Hoog | NowSecure

Andrew Hoog is the co-founder and CEO of NowSecure, a mobile security company that specializes in mitigating complex mobile security risks. Their solutions are based on cutting-edge research which provides accessing your data and how it is being communicated.

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