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
Don't Fret About Technology (Episode #309H)
KQED World: Sun, Jan 22, 2017 -- 9:00 AM
Gary and the crew visit Vermont to talk to Ben and Jeff, co-owners of Music Store Live, a booming website that aims to combine the local guitar shop feel with the online shopping convenience. Learn how customers can buy and trade a variety of guitars and gear. Then they head over to Massachusetts to chat with Michelle, the owner of Love the Cool, a digital media agency that serves clients such as CVS, Vogue, and Instacart.
Wake Up and Smell The Dog Food (Episode #308H)
KQED World: Sun, Jan 15, 2017 -- 9:00 AM
Gary and the crew visit New York to talk to Sam, the owner of Public Espresso, a local coffee shop that serves single-origin coffees from around the globe. Then they head to Boston, Massachusetts to talk to Emily, creator of Fedwell, a brand of organic dog food that strives to bring a home cooked meal to every dog.
Dyein' to Cruise (Episode #307H)
KQED World: Sun, Jan 8, 2017 -- 9:00 AM
Gary and the crew visit Buffalo, New York, to talk to Matt, the creator of Craft Cruiser, a social and active way of touring the city while enjoying refreshing craft beers. Then they swing over to Saco River, Maine, to chat with Claudia, the owner of Saco River Dyehouse. Experience how this organically certified manufacturer helps customers dye a variety of textiles.
Baked Artistry (Episode #306H)
KQED World: Sun, Jan 1, 2017 -- 9:00 AM
Gary and the crew travel to Boston, MA to talk to Scott, the owner of Wicked Good Cupcakes; a cupcake shop that creates cupcakes from scratch and distributes their ingredients in jars to customers all over the country. Watch how they've transformed since being featured on ABC's Shark Tank. Then they swing over to New Hampshire to talk to Christa, the owner of The Place Studio Gallery, a fun and creative studio that teaches a variety of art courses, as well as displaying customers' art in-house.