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Chicago Facilitator: Griffin Caprio

"We are excited to support the strong entrepreneur culture in Chicago," said Sean Murphy, founder of the Bootstrappers Breakfast group.  "We were delighted when Griffin Caprio volunteered to moderate the Bootstrappers Breakfast meetings." Griffin is a technologist and entrepreneur who has been helping companies of all shapes and sizes with their technology needs for more

Meet Our Team: Pete Tormey

Pete Tormey is a registered patent attorney who specializes in providing patents for Software, Electronics, Life Science Instrumentation and Business Methods. Pete has co-founded two companies and brings extensive experience in both engineering and marketing to our meetings. About Antero & Tormey Antero & Tormeys provides fast affordable patent protection to young companies and entrepreneurs.

Meet Our Team: Rick Moerschell

Dr. Richard Moerschell received a Ph.D. in Biophysics from the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY.  During the course of his studies he developed the technique for transforming yeast directly with synthetic oligonucleotides.   In his studies, he has determined the specificity of methionine aminopeptidase and co-discovered the first N-terminal acetyltransferase.  He went on to post-doctoral

Meet Our Team: Lenny Greenberg

Leonard (Lenny) Greenberg is Founder and CTO of Assistyx LLC, a software company specializing in products for non-verbal autistic children. Prior to that, he was co-founder and CTO of Pathlore Software Corporation. Lenny led technology direction and development at a variety of enterprise software start ups including HxManagement, Sigma Imaging Systems, Document Automation Corporation and

Meet Our Team: Massimo Paolini

Massimo Paolini is the owner and principal analyst of MPThree Consulting, a web analytics business based in Silicon Valley. He speaks at various organizations on the power of social media and works with several businesses around the country to increase their web presences, understand their site traffic, and improve profitability.

Meet Our Team: Elaine Levenson

Elaine Levenson has been on the Bootstrappers Breakfast team since 2008. With over 20 years experience in the sales and marketing at Amdahl/Fujitsu, Borland Software, and various startups, Elaine recognizes the importance of strategic planning. Her strong organizational and management skills have been instrumental in the organization's growth. She handles the details behind the Bootstrappers

Meet Our Team: Kevin Spreng

Kevin Spreng is an entrepreneur and a business lawyer.  Over the last 20 years Kevin has focused his career on working with tech oriented entrepreneurs and the investors that help them build businesses.  He has been lead counsel in hundreds of financing and acquisitions transactions and has worked as in house counsel to a global venture capital firm. 

Meet Our Team: Justin Bacon

Justin Bacon is new to the world bootstrapping.  He had the good fortune to be introduced to the work of Steve Blank and Eric Ries in 2009.  Since then he has pursued his interest in working within the software tech startup community in his home town of Minneapolis, MN by volunteering to help bring Bootstrappers

Meet Our Team: Steven Moody

Steven Moody, a modern entrepreneur, Steven works in online marketing by day i365, and develops niche web businesses at night, StevenMoody.com . At i365, A Seagate Company, Steven is responsible for Google AdWords initiatives.  When he isn't paying the bills, Steven launches web businesses, and is currently developing two in the travel and music industries.

Meet Our Team: Tim Kennedy

Tim Kennedy provides business and legal counsel to entrepreneurs and startups. His firm, Law Office of Timothy I. Kennedy provides entity formation, intellectual property strategy, drafting and reviewing contractual agreements. Tim is an experienced business professional who decided to go to law school.  He spent years working as a Financial Analyst and Business Analyst for