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.

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Eggs and Wine

Gary and the crew head to Napa, California to talk with Hardy Wallace, co-founder of Dirty and Rowdy Family Winery, an artisan wine maker that's breaking all the rules. Then they head to San Marino, California to meet up with Shaun and Gary Tuch, the founders of Professor Egghead, an interactive science and engineering program for kids.

  • 2017-02-21T05:30:00-08:00
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  • 2017-02-23T05:30:00-08:00
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  • 2017-03-19T04:30:00-07:00
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Hub Repair

Gary and the crew head to Portland, Oregon to talk with Farhad Ghafarzade, the founder of Green Drop Garage, a, eco-friendly auto repair shop. Then they head over to San Diego, California to meet up with Felena Hanson, the founder of HeraHub, a female only co-working space.

  • 2017-02-25T23:30:00-08:00
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The Cheese Board

Gary and the crew head to San Francisco, California to talk with Taylor and Kevin, the founders of Blue Board, a unique employee reward company. Then they head to Seattle, Washington to meet up with Junea and Cameron Rocha, the creators of BraziBites, a company that specializes in Brazilian cheese bread.

  • 2017-02-26T03:30:00-08:00
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  • 2017-03-04T23:30:00-08:00
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3d Sushi

Gary and the crew head to Detroit, Michigan to talk with Jay Rayford, co-founder of Social Sushi, a pop-up sushi concept. Then they head over to San Diego, California to meet up with Braydon Moreno, co-founder of ROBO 3D, a company that manufactures 3D printers.

  • 2017-02-28T05:30:00-08:00
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  • 2017-03-02T05:30:00-08:00
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A Coffee Date

Gary and the crew head to Seattle, Washington to talk with Suzie Lee, the creator of Siren, a online dating site that focuses on comfort, privacy and mutual respect. Then they head over to Oakland, California to meet up with Keba Konte, the founder of Red Bay Coffee, a roaster and coffee bar.

  • 2017-03-05T03:30:00-08:00
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  • 2017-03-11T23:30:00-08:00
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Camping Goods

Gary and the crew head to Silver Lake, California to meet up with Derek Michael, the creator of Happier Camper, a company that manufactures ultra-light travel and utility trailers. Then they head over to San Diego, California to meet up with Sophia Hall, the founder of The Make Good, a curator of local handcrafted products and resale clothing.

  • 2017-03-07T05:30:00-08:00
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  • 2017-03-09T05:30:00-08:00
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Room for Lunch

Gary and the crew head to Los Angeles, California to talk with Filip Kristo, the creator of Roomescape Los Angeles, a live group based escape game. Then they head to White Lake Michigan to talk to Sherry French, the creator of SpBang, a company that manufactures reusable lunch products.

  • 2017-03-12T04:30:00-07:00
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  • 2017-03-19T00:30:00-07:00
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Dinner and Apps

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.

  • 2017-03-14T06:30:00-07:00
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  • 2017-03-16T06:30:00-07:00
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