Start Up

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.

Fri, Jun 9 6:30 A.M. Module: Pittsburgh, PA     NH CREATE

Brian Gaudio and Drew Brisley founded Module, a company that builds customizable, energy efficient Modular homes.

Sat, Jun 10 8:00 A.M. Tru Colors Brewery- Wilmington, NC     NH EXPLORE

After witnessing a drive-by shooting in his community of Wilmington, North Carolina, George Taylor decided to take action.

Sat, Jun 10 8:30 A.M. Vertical Roots- Charleston, SC     NH EXPLORE

Two high school friends, Andrew Hare and Matt Daniels had a dream to bring healthy, local produce to South Carolina.

Fri, Jun 16 6:30 A.M. Valencia Key: Philadelphia, PA     NH CREATE

From growing up in homeless shelters, to owning a brand that's sold on QVC, Lia Key overcame enormous obstacles to make her dream a reality.

Sat, Jun 17 8:00 A.M. Sea Love Sea Salt- Burgaw, NC     NH EXPLORE

Amanda and Dave Jacobs loved the beach so much they wanted to bring it home with them.

Sat, Jun 17 8:30 A.M. Amphibian Air- Savannah, GA     NH EXPLORE

Dave Myers was in Hawaii on vacation when a canceled scuba trip led him to "Trike Flying.

Sun, Jun 18 1:30 P.M. Mother Trucker Yoga- Hartford, WI     NH WORLD

Hope has been doing yoga for 17 years and has seen first-hand the physical and mental health benefits it can provide.

Fri, Jun 23 6:30 A.M. Hex Ferments: Baltimore, MD     NH CREATE

Maegan Carpenter grew up canning with her family, but she never thought she'd turn fermenting foods into a career.

Sat, Jun 24 8:00 A.M. Genesis Block- Wilmington, NC     NH EXPLORE

Tracey and Girard Newkirk believe that every community needs a place to collaborate and create together.

Sat, Jun 24 8:30 A.M. Yaupon Wellness Company- Savannah, GA     NH EXPLORE

Lou Thomann and Lori Judge took a vacation to Ossabaw Island where they were introduced to the Yaupon Holly tree.

Sun, Jun 25 1:30 P.M. Charleston Shoe Co: Charleston, SC     NH WORLD

Through Neely Powell's entrepreneurial spirit, what started out as a shoe wholesale business became so much more.

Fri, Jun 30 6:30 A.M. The Rounds: Philadelphia, PA     NH CREATE

Alex Torrey is a former CIA employee who founded The Rounds, a company that refills your nonperishable pantry items and picks up your empty containers.

Sat, Jul 1 8:00 A.M. Bitty and Beau's Coffee- Wilmington, NC     NH EXPLORE

The Wrights are the proud parents of four children.

Sat, Jul 1 8:30 A.M. Big Bon Family- Savannah, GA     NH EXPLORE

What started out as a pizza food truck has grown and developed into so much more.

Sun, Jul 2 1:30 P.M. End of Days Distillery- Wilmington, NC     NH WORLD

After years of brewing at home, Shane and Beth Faulkner decided to take the plunge and open their own distillery.

Fri, Jul 7 6:30 A.M. Dream First Studios- Baltimore, MD     NH CREATE

Don Trunk is a music producer dedicated to giving artists a space to be themselves and create music in a safe and comfortable environment.

Sun, Jul 9 1:30 P.M. One of a Find Charleston- Charleston, SC     NH WORLD

After growing bored with the furniture in her family home, Courtney Bukowsky decided to take matters into her own hands by slowly selling all of their household furniture, using the money she made to replace the items with vintage pieces that she loved.

Fri, Jul 14 6:30 A.M. Surfsup: Portersville, PA     NH CREATE

Ian Smith the owner of SurfSup, a company that offers guided standup whitewater Paddle Boarding tours and instruction.

Sun, Jul 16 1:30 P.M. The Tiny Tassel- Charleston, SC     NH WORLD

Mimi turned her creative hobby of earring design into a full jewelry and accessory brand with the Tiny Tassel.

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NHPBS Over-the-Air Broadcast

WENH-TV Ch. 11 Durham

WLED-TV Ch. 48 Littleton

WEKW-TV Ch. 18 Keene

W50DP-D Ch. 50 Hanover

W34DQ-D Ch. 34 Pittsburg

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