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
Dyein' to Cruise (Episode #307H)
KQED World: Sun, Jul 24, 2016 -- 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, Jul 17, 2016 -- 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.
Shopping to the Rescue (Episode #305H)
KQED World: Sun, Jul 10, 2016 -- 9:00 AM
Gary and the crew head to Double Midnight Comics in Concord, New Hampshire, to talk to Chris and Scott: two brothers who took their love of comics and gaming and followed their dream to create an exciting environment for gamers to mingle and game together. Then they visit Bailey Road in Vermont, a high-end boutique in downtown Montpelier that focuses on the classic in-store experience of shopping for any occasion.
Thirsty for Knowledge (Episode #304H)
KQED World: Sun, Jul 3, 2016 -- 9:00 AM
Gary and the crew travel to Connecticut to visit with Denisha, the owner of Plucked Admissions, an easy and sufficient website that aids high school students in searching and applying to colleges. Then they head over to Plymouth, Michigan to talk to the James' sisters, who founded Drought Juice, an organic line of raw juices that helps nourish customers.