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!

Andrew Rowland | Classkick

Andrew Rowland is the Co-founder of Classkick.  Classkick is a magic whiteboard/learning tablet, where students can receive immediate help, giving them more feedback than ever.

David Kelbaugh | Tacklebox

David Kelbaugh is the Founder and CEO of Tacklebox. Tacklebox is a brand strategy company that takes a consumer-centric and creative approach in order to help clients deliver the most effective messages to the audiences that matter the most. 

Mark Murrell | Get Maine Lobster

Mark Murrell is the founder and CEO of They hand-select the finest Maine lobster, seafood, and now beef products and distribute throughout the U.S. They ship same-day anywhere in the U.S.

Stephen Gillanders | Intro Chicago

Stephen Gillanders is the next chef to take the reigns as chef-in-residence at Lettuce Entertain You's Intro Chicago restaurant. He will launch Intro's first ever a la carte menu.  

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