21 November 2016
Q&A with Fred Molnar, VP of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Michigan Economic Development Corporation

What is the MEDC?

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation is the state’s lead agency for business, talent and jobs, tourism and economic growth. We offer a number of business assistance services and capital programs for business attraction and acceleration, economic gardening, entrepreneurship, strategic partnerships, talent enhancement and urban development. The Entrepreneur & Innovation initiative within MEDC specifically focuses on making Michigan the place to launch and grow a high-tech business by providing startup companies with access to a variety of critical resources, such as funding and expert counsel, from ideation to maturation.

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07 November 2016

Caliano is a custom-built food truck based in San Diego, CA. Owner Mario Maruca uses fresh ingredients cooked over a wood-burning stove to create a fusion of southern Italian food and border Mexican cuisine. "As culinary artists, we want to always deliver beautiful creations to everyone, both visually pleasing and delicious," he explains. 

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26 October 2016
Vadim Yelizarov: Behind the Scenes

Vadim Yelizarov is often behind the scenes, where he can be found working behind the camera, editing the website, taking still photos and editing.  A founding member of Parliament Studios and an original member of the Start-Up team, Vadim certainly had many stories to tell us about his work on the show, as well the multiple businesses that he has founded.

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11 October 2016
House of Wolves

START UP has partnered with The UPS Store to create a series of videos featuring entrepreneurs and their personal stories. The first of the three part series focuses on leathersmith Shanine Yngvason, founder of "House of Wolves"; a company that makes hand-made premium leather accessories that are inspired by classic vintage goods.

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01 October 2016
Gary Bredow: Behind the Scenes

As a the host of START UP, Gary Bredow gets to see every episode through the entire production process. On the show, he is right in front of the camera, asking the tough questions and engaging in activities with entrepreneurs all over the US. We thought that it would be fun to turn the tables around and interview him for a change.

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