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
Board to the Core: Salemtown Board Co./Meckley's (Episode #213)
KQED World: Sun, Nov 30, 2014 -- 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.
Maids Quarters: Eco-Friendly/Orbit (Episode #212)
KQED World: Sun, Nov 23, 2014 -- 9:00 AM
Gary and the crew head to Atlanta, GA to talk to Alex who created Eco-Friendly maid service, a cleaning company that manufactures cleaning products from organic and raw ingredients. Then, we head over to St. Louis to meet with Mike, who started Orbit, a unique pinball lounge with a twist.
Tap The Falls: Above The Falls/Mob Craft (Episode #211)
KQED World: Sun, Nov 16, 2014 -- 9:00 AM
Gary and the crew head to Minneapolis, MN to talk to Bob who started Above the Falls, a Kayak rental and tour company that takes people up the Mississippi river. Then we head over to Madison, WI to talk to Henry, Andrew and Giotto who created Mob Craft, the worlds first crowd sourced brewery.
A Hole In One: Strange Donuts / Silverleaf (Episode #210)
KQED World: Sun, Nov 9, 2014 -- 9:00 AM
Gary and the crew head to St. Louis, MO to talk to Cory and Jason who created Strange Donuts, a unique donut shop that's encouraging St. Louis residents to "stay strange." Then they swing by Asheville, NC to talk to Evan who started Silverleaf, an herbal pharmacy and acupuncture studio that encourages a natural, holistic lifestyle.
Clothing Drive: Celebrity Bus Drivers Academy/Made for Freedom (Episode #208)
KQED 9: Sun, Nov 9, 2014 -- 12:30 AM
Gary and the crew head to Nashville, TN to talk with Chip, who created Celebrity Bus Drivers Academy, a one of a kind school that teaches people how to drive a bus for celebrities. Then they head over to St. Louis to talk to Dawn, who created Made for Freedom, a clothing company that employees former victims of human trafficking.
The Art of Family: Millarrich/Zappow (Episode #209)
KQED World: Sun, Nov 2, 2014 -- 9:00 AM
Gary and the crew head to Nashville, TN to meet with Susan and Rowan who started MillarRich, a company that places people with intellectual disabilities into loving homes. Then they head to Asheville, NC to meet with Lauren and Matt who created Zappow, an art gallery with a twist that's drawing national attention.
Wooly You Like to Be Seated?: Appalache/Cleveland Health (Episode #207)
KQED 9: Sun, Nov 2, 2014 -- 12:30 AM
Gary and the crew head to Asheville, NC to talk to Grace and Mariano who started Appalache, an clothing company that makes handmade outdoor apparel with locally sourced wool. Then they head to Edwardsville, IL to meet with Jenny and Ed who started Cleveland Heath, a restaurant that has critics raving all around the country.