This series offers viewers an up-close and personal look into the world of the modern American entrepreneur. Host and show creator Gary Bredow came up with the concept from a deep interest in the American entrepreneur spirit. "In this economy, people need to create their own means of security. The days of getting a great paying job right out of high school or college are all but gone. This is the age of the entrepreneur, and much like the turn of the century, we need to build from the ground up." It's a look at one angle of the American Dream.
Start Up Previous Broadcasts
Spirits Lifted (Episode #303H)
KQED World: Sun, Jun 26, 2016 -- 9:00 AM
Gary and the crew travel to New Haven, Connecticut to talk to Stacey, the owner of Air Temple Arts, an uplifting and challenging way to exercise and practice circus arts. Then they swing by Providence, Rhode Island to talk to Aaron and Hannah, the co-founders of Sproutel, a company that makes Jerry the Bear to help educate children on diabetes.
Maple Alley (Episode #302)
KQED World: Sun, Jun 19, 2016 -- 9:00 AM
Gary and the crew head to Vermont to talk to Dori the owner of Tonewood, a unique business that collaborates with expert sugar makers to create single source, unblended maple products. Then they head over to Hamtramck, Michigan to talk to Chris, the owner of Fowling Warehouse, a business centered around his homemade backyard sport that combines football and bowling. Watch how he's creating a movement that's bound to become a new national pasttime.
Coupon Cutter (Episode #301)
KQED World: Sun, Jun 12, 2016 -- 9:00 AM
Gary and the crew travel to Detroit, MI to talk to Sebastian, the owner of Social Club Grooming Company. Watch how he realized his dream of being a business owner and is changing the face of the classic barbershop. Then they swing by Buffalo, NY to talk to Patrick who created City Dining Cards, a business that's putting a new spin on traditional couponing. Watch how he is creating value for consumers and local businesses.
Board to the Core: Salemtown Board Co./Meckley's (Episode #213)
KQED World: Sun, Jun 5, 2016 -- 9:00 AM
Gary and the crew head to Nashville, TN to talk with Will who created Salemtown Board Company, a business that makes handcrafted skateboards while giving back to the community. Then, we swing by Somerset Center, MI to talk to Steve, the owner of Meckley's, an apple orchard that makes homemade hard cider.