Aaron Dallek

CEO & Co-Founder Opternative

aaron_headshotAaron Dallek is the co-founder and CEO of Opternative, the first online eye exam that delivers a prescription, signed by an ophthalmologist, for glasses and contacts. Since graduating from the University of California, Berkeley in 2006, Aaron has been committed to creating innovative start-ups that help the world. Before founding Opternative, he co-founded Planet Metrics, a carbon information management software startup which was sold to PTC in 2010. He also co-founded Cheap Ink, a printer cartridge sales and recycling company, which was ranked 544th in the 2011 Inc. 5000. Since returning to his hometown of Chicago, Aaron has launched Opternative and he hopes that it will fuel the city’s startup ecosystem.