Start Up is a new series that offers its 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.
Gary and the crew head to White City, Oregon to talk with Richard and Renata Gyuro, the founder of Alpaca's at Lone Ranch, an Alpaca farm and retail store. Then they head over to Garden Grove, California to meet up with Diosdado Velasquez, the founder of Natures Kindle, handcrafted soy candles.
Gary and the crew head to Seattle, Washington to talk with chef Edouardo Jordan, creator of Salare, a farm to table restaurant with rave reviews. Then they head to Ann Arbor, Michigan to talk to Skye Durrant and Brandon Bertrang founders of LawnGuru, an online lawn service and mobile app.
Gary and the crew head to La Jolla, California to meet up with Chris Lynch, the founder of Everyday California, an ocean adventure company and lifestyle brand. Then they head to Seattle, Washington to meet up with Nikki Closser, a former social worker turned photographer.
Gary and the crew head to Portland, Oregon to talk with Ashley Rose Salvitti, the creator of Brewvana, a tour company of Portland's finest microbreweries. Then they head to Detroit, Michigan to talk to Candace Simons, founder of Brooklyn Outdoor, a unique outdoor advertising company.
Gary and the crew head to Bandon, Oregon to talk with Greg Drobot and Daniel Graham, the co-founders of Facerock Creamery, an artisan cheese factory and retail store. Then they head to La Mesa, California to talk with Brea Joseph, a special FX make-up artist.
Gary and the crew head to Iowa City, IA to meet with Veronica who created Yotopia, Iowa Cities first frozen yogurt shop that sources local ingredients. Then they swing by Madison, WI to meet with Matt who started Murfie, a company that turns your old CD's and Vinyl into high quality digital files.
Gary and the crew head to Asheville, NC to talk to Grace and Mariano who started Appalache, an clothing company that makes handmade outdoor apparel with locally sourced wool. Then they head to Edwardsville, IL to meet with Jenny and Ed who started Cleveland Heath, a restaurant that has critics raving all around the country.
Gary and the crew head to Nashville, TN to talk with Chip, who created Celebrity Bus Drivers Academy, a one of a kind school that teaches people how to drive a bus for celebrities. Then they head over to St. Louis to talk to Dawn, who created Made for Freedom, a clothing company that employees former victims of human trafficking.
Gary and the crew head to Nashville, TN to meet with Susan and Rowan who started MillarRich, a company that places people with intellectual disabilities into loving homes. Then they head to Asheville, NC to meet with Lauren and Matt who created Zappow, an art gallery with a twist that's drawing national attention.
Gary and the crew head to St. Louis, MO to talk to Cory and Jason who created Strange Donuts, a unique donut shop that's encouraging St. Louis residents to "stay strange." Then they swing by Asheville, NC to talk to Evan who started Silverleaf, an herbal pharmacy and acupuncture studio that encourages a natural, holistic lifestyle.