Date(s) - 07/19/17
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
1871 - Merchandise Mart 12th floor
Chicago Founders' Stories
Wed, July 19, 2017 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Chicago Founders’ Stories, the cornerstone program of our Chicago Founders’ TV series, showcases conversations with the most interesting and accomplished founders in Chicago. We tape the series before a live audience at 1871 over pizza and beer.
Each episode features a new Chicago founder. Creator and host Pat Ryan hears their true story, and explores it as only two founders having a conversation together can. We examine topics like where the idea came from, their background in entrepreneurship and technology, achieving product/market fit, getting liquidity, two-sided networks, raising venture capital, scaling, and more.
In July 2017, Pat Ryan is hosting Tom Sosnoff, co-founder of thinkorswim, tastytrade and dough.
About Tom Sosnoff:
Tom Sosnoff is the founder of thinkorswim, a breakthrough options-trading platform that he sold to TD Ameritrade for $606 million. Today, Tom is co-CEO of dough, Inc., which includes tastytrade, the fastest growing online financial network and dough, a financial technology content aggregator. Tom is a recognized online brokerage innovator and sought-after financial educator.
Leveraging over 20 years of experience as a market maker for the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and one of the original OEX traders in the S&P 100 Index pit, Tom pursued a vision to educate retail investors in options trading and to build a superior software platform at a brokerage firm that specialized in options.