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In support of its mission to promote the success of small businesses, the Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC) will host its 10th Annual "Small Business Pitch Throwdown" event on December 2, 2021!

This is an incredible opportunity for entrepreneurs to pitch their products or services before a panel of distinguished judges and in front of a LIVE audience, generating awareness in the market and pursuing their company’s continued growth.

If you are an emerging business with a story to tell, please click below for more details on how to apply.

Key Speaker: KRISTI ROSS from tastytrade

Kristi Ross is an award-winning entrepreneur who believes in empowering the do-it-yourself investor to engage more with their finances. She interviews innovative entrepreneurs making changes in their industries on her show, Bootstrapping in America. She also walks through the ins and outs of taxes for traders in Kristi’s Tax Bursts.

Kristi started her career in public accounting, specializing in financial services industry clientele including individual traders, proprietary firms, market makers, and advisory firms. After her run as a public accountant, Kristi acted as CFO of Automated Trading Desk Specialists, a stock specialist on the Chicago Stock Exchange. She then partnered up with Tom Sosnoff to serve as CFO of thinkorswim Group where she led numerous mergers, acquisitions and integration. thinkorswim sold to TD-Ameritrade for $750M in 2009.

Kristi is the co-CEO of tastytrade, which launched in 2011. She also co-founded dough, a visual front-end trading technology platform that launched in 2014 and ultimately merged with and rebranded as tastytrade when the team launched their own online brokerage firm, tastyworks, in 2017.

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