Much like the individuals featured in START UP, show creator and host Gary Bredow is himself an entrepreneur. While working at various corporate jobs after college, Gary always dreamt of owning his own business. After years of hard work and dedication, he is now the co-owner of a production studio in Downtown Detroit that specializes in television, film and multi-media production. The idea for START UP came as a way for Gary to "pay-it-forward" to people around the country that have also felt unfulfilled in their career and dreamt of someday being their own boss. "Maybe hearing the stories directly from the people who have actually done this will create a spark of inspiration that will help people find the courage to chase their dreams as well." says Bredow. "I believe that this is the age of the entrepreneur, and as job security has increasingly become a thing of the past, we have no choice but to become self-reliant. Small business is the foundation of growth in America, and it starts with one person, with one vision."


START UP production crew, NY 2013.

Rebuilding America, one business at a time.

START UP is a television program that offers its viewers an up-close and personal look into the world of the modern American entrepreneur. As complicated as starting a business may seem, START UP attempts to demystify the process by sharing the real life experiences of average Americans who are taking control of their own destiny. With a hip, modern style and a unique approach to traditional interview-based television, START UP is a truly original show that intends to inspire, educate and entertain viewers in a way that is neither dramatized nor exaggerated. It offers a sense of integrity that the producers feel is missing in mainstream reality television today.