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
It Looks Good On You (Episode #113)
KQED World: Sun, Apr 12, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
Gary and the crew travel to Washington, DC, to meet with Roger and Bryan, the founders of "Pleasant Pops," a brand of paletas, a traditional Mexican frozen treat, that come in over 100 flavors and are made from ingredients that are locally sources. They then head to Birmingham, Michigan, to speak with Doug and Annie, who opened "Complex," a two-story mega-boutique that offers a fresh, new approach to retail. And last, they swing by Detroit to chat with Phil, who started "Doejo," a digital agency that's helping startups and brands build momentum.
You Are So Goudaful, to Me (Episode #112)
KQED World: Sun, Apr 5, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
Gary and they crew head to Washington, DC, to talk to Carolyn, who started "Righteous Cheese," a shop that is all about pairing good food, good drinks and good company. Then they travel to NYC to meet with Constance, the founder of "Hot Girls Pearls," a line of fashionable accessories that are keeping women cool. And Last, they venture to Detroit, to speak with Burkey, a craftsman who began "Four Chamber Forge," a brand that features a variety of one-of-a-kind, handmade wood and leather creations.