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
Retail Or Salt Therapy? (Episode #311H)
KQED World: Sun, Aug 21, 2016 -- 9:00 AM
Gary and the crew head over to Portland, Maine, to talk to Don, the owner of Salt Cellar, an elaborate shop with every kind of salt imaginable, including Himalayan salt blocks and salted caramel chocolates. Then they swing over to New Haven, Connecticut to talk to Neville Wisdom, a fashion designer who custom fits women's and men's high-end clothes in-house.
Bringing Home The Chickens (Episode #310H)
KQED World: Sun, Aug 14, 2016 -- 9:00 AM
Gary and the crew head to Providence, Rhode Island to talk to Drake, the owner of Cluck!, an urban farm and garden supply focused on helping customers adapt and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Then they swing over to Ferndale, Michigan, to talk to Bradley, the owner of The Home Store, a local real estate agency that helps customers recover from foreclosures.
Don't Fret About Technology (Episode #309H)
KQED World: Sun, Aug 7, 2016 -- 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.