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!

Atif Mushtaq | SlashNext

Atif Mushtaq is the CEO and founder of SlashNext. The company detects intrusions and alerts staff as to the infected machines so they can remove it from the network before serious damage is done.

Courtney White | Culinary Care

Courtney White is the President and Founder of Culinary Care. They are the only non-profit delivering complimentary restaurant prepared meals to in-need cancer patients. Courtney's inspiration to start the company was her father who passed away from lung cancer in 2006.

Nihal Advani | Georama

Nihal Advani is the CEO and Founder of Georama. The company is the world's first real-time virtual travel platform. Georama was launched in 2012 and is in the business of helping people travel anywhere they want to go even if they can't make it there in person. They also provide guided tours and tours of college campuses.

Robert Grosshandler | iConsumer

Robert Grosshandler is the Founder and CEO of iGive and iConsumer. He is a serial entrepreneur who has started and sold seven companies. iConsumer is the first company to offer a coupon and cash back website/app that also rewards customer loyalty with giving away ownership.

Geoff Alexander | Wow Bao

Since 2009, Geoff Alexander has served as President of Wow Bao; Lettuce Entertain You’s Quick Serve concept featuring Steamed Baos. They primarily serve meat and vegetable filled buns, which is very popular all over Asia.

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