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29 September 2015
The Start Up of START UP

With the excitement of season three of the television show START UP on the horizon, it’s a good time to reflect on a quote from show creator Gary Bredow.  “Ironically, START UP was my first truly successful startup.”

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01 September 2015
Crain's Detroit Business: Startup Business Enters Third Season of TV Show Featuring Startups

A Detroit-based startup business that produces media content on startup businesses might seem geared to niche audiences, but that hasn't stopped Gary Bredow and Jenny Feterovich. The pair's joint venture company, Start Up Television Project LLC, has been averaging more than 1.2 million viewers lately per episode of "Start Up," a TV series profiling entrepreneurs and their new businesses. The program returns for a third season in October on most PBS stations, the World Channel and the American Public Television-owned Create network.

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21 October 2015
Starting out with a Bang!

The Fowling Warehouse in Hamtramck, Michigan was the setting for the Start Up Season Three Premiere Party. Pulling into the parking lot, it’s hard not to notice the “Fowling Bus” parked outside - a great option if you want to tailgate and bus downtown to see a football game on Sundays. The bus has a custom paint job featuring the colorful and fun Fowling logo on the side. Before I even stepped foot into the massive, 24,000 square foot building, I was already thinking of a plan to get together with my friends and come back for a day dedicated to mastering this new game. Little did I know that the preconceived notion of “mastering” would change with the first football I threw.

Fowling is hybrid game that combines elements of football, bowling, and horseshoes. The object of the game is for teams to be the first to knock down all of their opponents pins by throwing a football at ten bowling pins positioned exactly as they would be in a game of bowling. If you get a strike you win! This does not happen often - it’s similar to a hole in one in golf. Think you’re an athlete? Did you play a little football in high school? It doesn’t matter; throwing a bullet at the pins will do nothing - in fact some people do better throwing the ball underhand... anything goes!

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09 December 2015
Asking Big with Al “Bubba” Baker

For anyone who has played or followed the great American sport of football, it doesn’t take long to learn that it is the “intangibles” that separate a “good” player from a “great” player.  To have success, one must play with great emotion, heart, desire, determination, toughness, focus and passion.  After being drafted to the NFL in 1978 by the Detroit Lions, Al “Bubba” Baker was named Defensive Rookie of the Year with an astounding twenty-three sacks in his first season.  He played five seasons with the Lions, and went on to play for several other NFL teams including the St. Louis Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings, and Cleveland Browns.  By the time he finished his career in 1990 at age thirty-four, Bubba had been named to three Pro Bowls and earned legendary status as one of the anchors of the “Silver Rush.”  He even had five sacks in one game - a team record for the Detroit Lions that still stands today.

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06 January 2016
Best Footage Forward

At some point, each entrepreneur featured on an episode of Start Up has had to redefine themselves on their way to success. Start Up producers Gary Bredow and Jennifer Feterovich are no different from the entrepreneurs they feature on the show. "Lost employment inspires a bit of soul-searching. It forced a lot of people to look within and maybe think about what they always wanted to do,” Bredow says.

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05 February 2016
HOW SAFE ARE YOUR FINANCES?

Security Breaches and Your Small Business

The Start-Up television series features entrepreneurs from across the United States who face tough challenges making their dreams into reality.  Getting a business off the ground can be an emotional ride for an individual “wearing many hats” and trying to find a balance between family and business.

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05 February 2016
SUP-X™: The Startup Expo

February 16-17, 2016 | The Greater Fort Lauderdale-Broward County Convention Center

SUP-X: The StartUp Expo, is a two day international conference and expo that will attract 1500+ startup and early-stage entrepreneurs, angel and VC investors and related service providers from throughout North America.

Emcee: Gary Bredow, PBS "Startup" TV Series Host

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24 February 2016
The Top 10 Ways to Avoid an IRS or State Audit

This time of year, tax returns are on all of our minds. We may want to shop for a "bargain" by taking a write-off (or write-offs) that may be a little too aggressive or questionable. We may want to save the most we can and not pay Uncle Sam any more than we need to. 

But at the same time, we want to minimize our chances of an audit. And that's a sound goal.

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15 March 2016
Start-Up TV Show - Behind the Scenes - Producer - Jenny Feterovich

As the Start-Up crew is getting ready to go back on the road to start filming season four, we thought it would be a great idea to help you get to know the awesome staff who have worked on the show.  We sat down with Start-Up’s producer Jenny Feterovich to chat and find out a little more about what goes on behind the scenes of the show.  

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15 April 2016
Start Up is heading to South Carolina!

Host Gary Bredow and show producer Jenny Feterovich have been invited to speak at the Dig South Interactive Festival.  Dig South is a three day event - April 26-28, 2016 - designed as a meeting place for entrepreneurs, connecting them with resources to help empower their business.

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19 April 2016
Behind the Scenes-Creative Director David London

Start Up Creative Director David London is always a staff favorite due to his wealth of knowledge about technology and digital media - he is fast becoming the person you go to when you have to solve a problem quickly and creatively.  He goes out of his way to help staff with their projects to ensure that content being created follows the branding and look of the television show.  His list of talents include graphics, marketing, video editing, audio, writing, music, and animation.  We sat down with David to get to know him a little better and to give him a break from his crazy schedule of preparing for season four of Start Up.

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04 May 2016
Start Up at the Dig South Interactive Conference

More than 2600 attendees made their way to the 2016 Dig South Interactive Conference in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina.  Founded in 2012, Dig South features presenters from across the country on topics like technology, business, entrepreneurship, marketing, media, entertainment, and culture.  The three-day conference took place from April 26th through the 28th, with a jam-packed schedule of speakers during the day and music in the evening at several brew pubs and locations across the city.  After the day’s sessions are over, it’s easy to find somewhere to go at night - Charleston is known for its stellar food scene and friendly residents.

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13 May 2016
Detroit Start Up Week

Fresh off of their recent appearance at the Dig South Festival in South Carolina, Start Up Television Show host Gary Bredow and producer Jenny Feterovich will speak at the upcoming Detroit Start Up Week Conference.  The conference takes place for five days (May 23-27, 2016) at the historic Masonic Temple in Detroit.  Detroit Start Up Week is designed around entrepreneurship in the Detroit community and will feature speakers in many different areas of business and technology.

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23 June 2016
Behind the Scenes – Content Editor Breanna Meyer

Here at Start Up, we don’t often get to hear from Content Editor Breanna Meyer, since she is usually at her computer with her headphones on, sifting through hours of unedited footage. Breanna is an aspiring filmmaker, and demonstrates her skills time and time again as she tackles the enormous task of turning raw interviews into a cohesive story. Luckily, we were able to catch Breanna during a break and get to know her a little better.

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05 July 2016
Seattle Small-Business Owners to Star on PBS Docuseries ‘Start Up’

The crew of “Start Up” is in town this week, interviewing Susie Lee, CEO of the dating app Siren; Eduoardo Jordan, of the acclaimed restaurant Salare; and Nikki Closser, a social-worker-turned-photographer.

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