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
Cultured Club: Yotopia/Murfie (Episode #206)
KQED World: Sun, May 24, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
Gary and the crew head to Iowa City, IA to meet with Veronica who created Yotopia, Iowa Cities first frozen yogurt shop that sources local ingredients. Then they swing by Madison, WI to meet with Matt who started Murfie, a company that turns your old CD's and Vinyl into high quality digital files.
A Fisheye View: Fishidy/Eye-Musment (Episode #205)
KQED World: Sun, May 17, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
Gary and the crew head to Madison, WI to meet with Brian who created Fishidy, a smart phone app that's helping fisherman become more successful. Then they head to Minneapolis, MN to meet with MJ and Susan who started Eye-musment, a company that designs fashionable and affordable eyewear.
Pie in the Sky: Slice Pizza/Graceship (Episode #204)
KQED World: Sun, May 10, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
Gary and the crew travel to Birmingham, Alabama to meet with Jeff, Jason and Chris who started Slice Pizza, a family business that's reshaping the local scene. Then they head to Louisville, KY to meet with Emily who created Graceship, a company that produces multiuse handbags.
Rotelle Me More: Alley Cats/Zaza's (Episode #203)
KQED World: Sun, May 3, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
Gary and the crew travel to Minneapolis, MN to meet with Roger, one of the owners of Alley Cats, a bike shop that sells, repairs and restores bicycles. Then they swing by Iowa City, IA to talk to Julie who created ZaZa's, a Italian specialty market that makes fresh homemade pasta.