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
Two Girls, A Guy, and a Pizza Tour! (Episode #102)
KQED World: Sun, Jul 26, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
Gary Bredow and the crew start in Chicago to meet with John, who created "Chicago Pizza Tours," a business that's taking a bite out of Chicago. Then they head to Pittsburgh to meet with Lori and Marybeth, who started the hip youth clothing line "Yo Bro," apparel for little dudes! Then they swing by Milwaukee to meet with Tim, the seasoned contractor and designer who built the "Iron Horse Hotel."
Zombies, Pickles and Cheese Oh My! (Episode #101)
KQED World: Sun, Jul 19, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
Host Gary Bredow and the SU team travel to Milwaukee to meet the "Gouda Girls" to find out how they started an award-winning grilled cheese food truck. Then they head to Detroit to talk to "McClure's Pickles," brothers who started a pickle company that went from the farmers market to a global brand. Finally, they stop in Pittsburgh at "House of the Dead," a Zombie store that has customers dying to buy some zombie swag.
Board to the Core: Salemtown Board Co./Meckley's (Episode #213)
KQED World: Sun, Jul 12, 2015 -- 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, Jul 5, 2015 -- 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.