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!

John Pytel | Conferences i/o

John Pytel is the co-founder and CEO of Conferences i/o. The company is a web-based audience response system that allows attendees to ask and answer poll questions. They are one of the most popular audience engagement tools, having been used by more than 500,000 attendees in over 100 countries.

Michael Sartain | Future M3dia Group

Michael Sartain is a partner in Future M3dia Group.  They are a specialized agency in Las Vegas that handles every aspect of an event, offering cutting edge media with a capacity to build events and brand opportunities.

Todd O'Hara | CEO of Brunch

Todd O'Hara is the founder and CEO of Brunch. It's a new app that makes it easy to connect with friends and family for spontaneous get togethers. Their proximity-based messages only go to those who are in the area and available to meet.

Heather Holmes | Tapgenes

Heather Holmes is the founder and CEO of TapGenes.  They help families connect the dots between genetics, lifestyle and disease risks, to discover how to live a longer and healthier life.

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