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
The Salad of John and Yoko (Episode #111)
KQED World: Sun, Mar 29, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
Gary and the crew travel to Cleveland, to chat with Vince, who opened "Gotta Groove Records," a one-shop-shop vinyl production factory. Then they head to Detroit to meet with Suzanna of Simply Suzanna, a natural food company that offers a medley of sweet and savory granola treats. And last, they swing by Washington, DC, to meet with speak with Noah, who created "Feastly," a networking site that's uniting foodies across the world.
Please Don't Feed the Monsters, They are Already Stuffed! (Episode #110)
KQED World: Sun, Mar 22, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
Gary and the crew venture to Chicago to speak with Mike and Chao, who opened "Union Street Sushi + Barbeque Bar," where patron dine on Japanese-influences cuisine with an East-meets-West flair. Then they travel to Cleveland, to meet with Mike and Bryan, the founders of "e-funeral," a site that's transforming the way funeral arrangements are made. And last, they head over to Indianapolis, to visit with (Name), who started "Promise Monsters," a toy company that's spreading kindness with every monster that leave their shop.
Pack Only What You Kneed! (Episode #109)
KQED World: Sun, Mar 15, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
Gary and the crew venture to NYC, to speak to Helen, who, with the help of her two sons, created 'Lo & Sons," a line of stylish and practical carryall handbags and travel totes. They, they head to Detroit, to visit Robert and Sherri of "Detroit Mercantile," a boutique for the urban pioneer offering a collection of new and vintage local items. And last, they travel to Milwaukee, to chat with Judi, who started "It'z My Party Cakery," a family owned and operated bakery that knows how to sweeten any celebration.
Andy Warhowl's Kitchen! (Episode #108)
KQED World: Sun, Mar 8, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
Gary and the crew travel to Washington, DC to meet with Ethel, who started "Doggie Washerette," a self-service dog wash that aims to meet the convenience needs of urban pet owners. Then, they make their way to Chicago to visit with Nick, who began "Real Kitchen," a gourmet carry-out restaurant that prepares home-style meals with high-quality ingredients. And last, they head over to Cleveland to talk to Jason, who started "Cleveland Art," a workshop that repurposes industrial pieces into custom furniture feature cutting-edge designs.
Newalk A Mile In Their Shoes! (Episode #107)
KQED World: Sun, Mar 1, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
Gary and the crew head to Detroit to talk to Tawny, who started "Pink Pump," a trendy boutique that's dressing and accessorizing fashionista throughout southeast Michigan. Then they make their way to Milwaukee to meet with Ian and Jason, who created "Newaukee," a social media site that's helping young professionals to connect and explore all that Milwaukee has to offer. And last they venture to Chicago, to chat with Chastity, the founder "Urban Fit Clubs," a network that provides its members with access to a number of Chicago's best boutique fitness studios.