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
Workin Like A Hot Dog! (Episode #106)
KQED World: Sun, Feb 22, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
Gary and the crew head to Indianapolis to chat with Bev, who started Happy Dog Hotel and Spa, a pet facility that's provides high-standard care for man's best friend. Then they travel to Cleveland to meet with Al "Bubba" Baker, NFL player turned restaurateur, who began "Bubba's Q," a family restaurant with a lot of heart and some very unique ribs. And last, they trek over to Detroit to speak with Roger, who created "Train Like A Savage," a no-holds-barred workout regime that's mental and physically challenging its devotees.
Never Dessert Your Fellow Man! (Episode #105)
KQED World: Sun, Feb 15, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
Gary and the crew travel to Pittsburgh to meet with Josephine, who started "La Dorita," a new brand of dulce de leche, moving her grandmother's secret recipe to shelves around the country. Then they head to Washington, DC to speak with Cynthia, the owner and artist of "Cirque Du Rouge," who's taking the artistry and tradition of tattoos design to a new level. And last, they venture over to Chicago to meet with Ethan and Desiree, the founder of Give Forward, an online fundraising site that aims to help with medical expenses.
Break Away and Take A Vacation (Episode #104)
KQED World: Sun, Feb 8, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
Gary Bredow and the crew head to Brooklyn, New York, to talk to Monique, who created "Akwaaba," a unique bed-and-breakfast that's getting rave reviews. Then they travel to Pittsburgh to meet with Josephine, who started "La Dorita," a new brand of dulce de leche, taking her grandmother's secret recipe to shelves around the country. In Milwaukee, they meet with Ray, who created "Ray's Indoor Mountain Bike Park," a place for anyone from amateur to professional to enjoy biking year round.
Plant Your Feet on the Ground! (Episode #103)
KQED World: Sun, Feb 1, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
Gary Bredow and the crew travel to Pittsburgh to talk to John, the creator of "Pittsburgh Paragliding," a new business that's really taking flight for Pittsburgh tourism. Then they head to Chicago to meet with Brock and Prosper, who started "Vivid Braille," a new retail clothing store with a creative twist. After that, they swing by Indianapolis to talk to Colin, who invented "The Garden Tower Project," a new way of growing fresh organic vegetables.