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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Plant Your Feet on the Ground!

Gary 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 start "Vivid Braille" a new retail clothing store with a creative twist. And last they swing by Indianapolis to talk to Colin, who invented "The Garden Tower Project", and new way of growing fresh organic vegetables.



  • 2016-07-26T06:30:00-07:00
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  • 2016-07-28T06:30:00-07:00
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Rotelle Me More: Alley Cats/Zaza's

Gary and the crew travel to Minneapolis, MN to meet with Roger, one of the owners of Alley Cats, a bike shop that sells, repairs and restores bicycles. Then they swing by Iowa City, IA to talk to Julie who created ZaZa's, a Italian specialty market that makes fresh homemade pasta.

  • 2016-07-31T00:30:00-07:00
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  • 2016-07-31T04:30:00-07:00
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Break Away and Take A Vacation

Gary and the crew are heading to Brooklyn, New York to talk to Monique, who began "Akwaaba", a unique bed and breakfast that's getting rave reviews. Then they travel to Indianapolis to speak with Heather, who started "Retro 101," Indiana's first fashion boutique on wheels. And last, they swing by Milwaukee to meet with Ray, who created "Rays Indoor Mountain Bike Park" a place for anyone from amateurs to professionals to enjoy biking year round.

  • 2016-08-02T06:30:00-07:00
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  • 2016-08-04T06:30:00-07:00
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Pie in the Sky: Slice Pizza/Graceship

Gary and the crew travel to Birmingham, Alabama to meet with Jeff, Jason and Chris who started Slice Pizza, a family business that's reshaping the local scene. Then they head to Louisville, KY to meet with Emily who created Graceship, a company that produces multiuse handbags.

  • 2016-08-07T00:30:00-07:00
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  • 2016-08-07T04:30:00-07:00
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Never Dessert Your Fellow Man!

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.



  • 2016-08-09T06:30:00-07:00
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  • 2016-08-11T06:30:00-07:00
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A Fisheye View: Fishidy/Eye-Musment

Gary and the crew head to Madison, WI to meet with Brian who created Fishidy, a smart phone app that's helping fisherman become more successful. Then they head to Minneapolis, MN to meet with MJ and Susan who started Eye-musment, a company that designs fashionable and affordable eyewear.

  • 2016-08-14T00:30:00-07:00
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  • 2016-08-14T04:30:00-07:00
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Workin Like A Hot Dog!

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.



  • 2016-08-16T06:30:00-07:00
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  • 2016-08-18T06:30:00-07:00
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Cultured Club: Yotopia/Murfie

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.

  • 2016-08-21T00:30:00-07:00
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  • 2016-08-21T04:30:00-07:00
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Newalk A Mile In Their Shoes!

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.

  • 2016-08-23T06:30:00-07:00
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  • 2016-08-25T06:30:00-07:00
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