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Start Up

Start Up

This series offers viewers an up-close and personal look into the world of the modern American entrepreneur. As complicated as starting a business may seem, the goal is to demystify the process by sharing the real life experiences of average Americans who are taking control of their own destiny while creating jobs for others. Over 90% of all companies in America are small businesses. Those small businesses employee over 50% of all people working in this country. Today's media rarely focus on the stories of those Americans and their hard work, despite small-businesses being the backbone of the country. "Start Up" is a explores the next generation of American business owners and the dreams that drive them.

Latest Episodes

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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365583110/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Gary and the crew travel to New Haven, Connecticut to talk to Stacey, the owner of Air Temple Arts, an uplifting and challenging way to exercise and practice circus arts. Then they swing by Providence, Rhode Island to talk to Aaron and Hannah, the co-founders of Sproutel, a company that makes Jerry... /episodes/get/35031 /episode/35031 Start Up: Spirits Lifted /episode-player/35031

Gary and the crew travel to New Haven, Connecticut to talk to Stacey, the owner of Air Temple Arts, an uplifting and challenging way to exercise and practice circus arts. Then they swing by Providence, Rhode Island to talk to Aaron and Hannah, the co-founders of Sproutel, a company that makes Jerry the Bear to help educate children on diabetes.

Air date:
Sun, 10/18/2015 - 17:30
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365577354/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Gary and the crew head to Vermont to talk to Dori, the owner of Tonewood, a unique business that collaborates with expert sugar makers to create single source, unblended maple products. Then they head over to Hamtramck, Michigan to talk to Chris, the owner of Fowling Warehouse, a business centered... /episodes/get/34844 /episode/34844 Start Up: Maple Alley /episode-player/34844

Gary and the crew head to Vermont to talk to Dori the owner of Tonewood, a unique business that collaborates with expert sugar makers to create single source, unblended maple products. Then they head over to Hamtramck, Michigan to talk to Chris, the owner of Fowling Warehouse, a business centered around his homemade backyard sport that combines football and bowling. Watch how he's creating a movement that's bound to become a new national pasttime.

Air date:
Sun, 10/11/2015 - 17:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365574683/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Gary and the crew travel to Detroit, Michigan to talk to Sebastian, the owner of Social Club Grooming Company. Watch how he realized his dream of being a business owner and is changing the face of the classic barbershop. Then they swing by Buffalo, New York to talk to Patrick who created City... /episodes/get/34445 /episode/34445 Start Up: Coupon Cutter /episode-player/34445

Gary and the crew travel to Detroit, MI to talk to Sebastian, the owner of Social Club Grooming Company. Watch how he realized his dream of being a business owner and is changing the face of the classic barbershop. Then they swing by Buffalo, NY to talk to Patrick who created City Dining Cards, a business that's putting a new spin on traditional couponing. Watch how he is creating value for consumers and local businesses.

Air date:
Sun, 10/04/2015 - 17:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365388479/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Gary and the crew head to Nashville, TN to talk with Will who created Salemtown Board Company, a business that makes handcrafted skateboards while giving back to the community. Then, we swing by Somerset Center, MI to talk to Steve, the owner of Meckley's, an apple orchard that makes homemade... /episodes/get/32073 /episode/32073 Start Up: Board to the Core /episode-player/32073

Gary and the crew head to Nashville, TN to talk with Will who created Salemtown Board Company, a business that makes handcrafted skateboards while giving back to the community. Then, we swing by Somerset Center, MI to talk to Steve, the owner of Meckley's, an apple orchard that makes homemade hard cider.

Air date:
Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:30
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365388129/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Gary and the crew head to Atlanta, GA to talk to Alex who created Eco-Friendly maid service, a cleaning company that manufactures cleaning products from organic and raw ingredients. Then, we head over to St. Louis to meet with Mike, who started Orbit, a unique pinball lounge with a twist. Episode... /episodes/get/31887 /episode/31887 Start Up: Maids Quarters /episode-player/31887

Gary and the crew head to Atlanta, GA to talk to Alex who created Eco-Friendly maid service, a cleaning company that manufactures cleaning products from organic and raw ingredients. Then, we head over to St. Louis to meet with Mike, who started Orbit, a unique pinball lounge with a twist.

Air date:
Tue, 01/13/2015 - 10:30
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365388089/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Gary and the crew head to Minneapolis, MN to talk to Bob who started Above the Falls, a Kayak rental and tour company that takes people up the Mississippi river. Then we head over to Madison, WI to talk to Henry, Andrew and Giotto who created Mob Craft, the worlds first crowd sourced brewery.... /episodes/get/31646 /episode/31646 Start Up: Tap the Falls /episode-player/31646

Gary and the crew head to Minneapolis, MN to talk to Bob who started Above the Falls, a Kayak rental and tour company that takes people up the Mississippi river. Then we head over to Madison, WI to talk to Henry, Andrew and Giotto who created Mob Craft, the worlds first crowd sourced brewery.

Air date:
Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:30
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