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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.

Start Up  
  • Meshuggah Bagels / Kansas City, Mo
    Monday, October 19
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Unable to find a real New York style bagel in Kansas City, husband and wife Janna and Pete Linde would lug suitcases full bagels from the east coast back to Missouri for years. After working for corporations for most of their lives, they quit their jobs and decided to turn their love of bagels into a business. Today, Meshuggah Bagels has four locations and uses age-old Kosher methods to make traditional New York bagels for the people of the Kansas City.
  • Meshuggah Bagels / Kansas City, Mo
    Monday, October 26
    1:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Unable to find a real New York style bagel in Kansas City, husband and wife Janna and Pete Linde would lug suitcases full bagels from the east coast back to Missouri for years. After working for corporations for most of their lives, they quit their jobs and decided to turn their love of bagels into a business. Today, Meshuggah Bagels has four locations and uses age-old Kosher methods to make traditional New York bagels for the people of the Kansas City.
  • Glacier Confectioners / Tulsa, Ok
    Monday, October 26
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Bill Copeland is a US Army veteran and a Master Chocolatier. He opened Glacier Confection in the Tulsa Arts District in 2006. He was inspired by Major Dan Rooney of "Folds of Honor" and decided to link his business with help for veterans, especially with those who have PTSD and were having difficulty integrating back into society. Now in his new location, he's teaching chocolate making 101 classes, donating a portion of every sale to veterans.
  • Glacier Confectioners / Tulsa, Ok
    Monday, November 2
    1:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Bill Copeland is a US Army veteran and a Master Chocolatier. He opened Glacier Confection in the Tulsa Arts District in 2006. He was inspired by Major Dan Rooney of "Folds of Honor" and decided to link his business with help for veterans, especially with those who have PTSD and were having difficulty integrating back into society. Now in his new location, he's teaching chocolate making 101 classes, donating a portion of every sale to veterans.
  • Bulu, Inc. / Lincoln, Ne
    Monday, November 2
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    While subscription box services have become massive new market, Bulu Box was the sixth company on the scene. They now focus on private label subscription boxes for companies of all sizes. Founders Paul and Stephanie Jarrett walk us through how they've lead the way and changed the game in this exciting new category.
  • Bulu, Inc. / Lincoln, Ne
    Monday, November 9
    1:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    While subscription box services have become massive new market, Bulu Box was the sixth company on the scene. They now focus on private label subscription boxes for companies of all sizes. Founders Paul and Stephanie Jarrett walk us through how they've lead the way and changed the game in this exciting new category.
  • Periwinkle / Tulsa, Ok
    Monday, November 9
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Cole Johnson has a science degree in Health and Safety Management, a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, and has a certification as an EMT. After a layoff from his Health and Safety job, he called on his friends Jordan and Seth to start a small business. Without hesitation, they collectively abandoned traditional employment and went all-in on Periwinkle; service-based business that cleans out and organizes your garage.
  • Periwinkle / Tulsa, Ok
    Monday, November 16
    1:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Cole Johnson has a science degree in Health and Safety Management, a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, and has a certification as an EMT. After a layoff from his Health and Safety job, he called on his friends Jordan and Seth to start a small business. Without hesitation, they collectively abandoned traditional employment and went all-in on Periwinkle; service-based business that cleans out and organizes your garage.
  • Con Quesos & Juice Palm / Fayetteville, Ar
    Monday, November 16
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Omar Kasim created a fast-casual fusion taco restaurant in Fayetteville Arkansas, only to be pushed out of his own business by an investor. Picking himself up and starting again, Omar stayed positive and opened a cold-pressed juice bar named Juice Palm. Over time, the investor ran Con Quesos into the ground and Omar was able to buy back his first restaurant, bringing it back to the standards he'd set originally.
  • Con Quesos & Juice Palm / Fayetteville, Ar
    Monday, November 23
    1:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Omar Kasim created a fast-casual fusion taco restaurant in Fayetteville Arkansas, only to be pushed out of his own business by an investor. Picking himself up and starting again, Omar stayed positive and opened a cold-pressed juice bar named Juice Palm. Over time, the investor ran Con Quesos into the ground and Omar was able to buy back his first restaurant, bringing it back to the standards he'd set originally.
  • J. Rieger & Co. / Kansas City, Mo
    Monday, November 23
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    In the 1800's, J. Rieger & Co. was the largest mail-order whiskey maker in the U.S when prohibition forced them to permanently shut their doors. 90 years later, Kansas City bartender Ryan Maybee discovered a faint Rieger billboard on the site of his new establishment and made it his lives mission to resurrect the brand with the only remaining heir to the Rieger name. Watch how Maybee and Andy Rieger resurrect a family legacy and build an incredible business in the process.
  • J. Rieger & Co. / Kansas City, Mo
    Monday, November 30
    1:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    In the 1800's, J. Rieger & Co. was the largest mail-order whiskey maker in the U.S when prohibition forced them to permanently shut their doors. 90 years later, Kansas City bartender Ryan Maybee discovered a faint Rieger billboard on the site of his new establishment and made it his lives mission to resurrect the brand with the only remaining heir to the Rieger name. Watch how Maybee and Andy Rieger resurrect a family legacy and build an incredible business in the process.
  • Flipside Ninja Park / Lowell, Ar
    Monday, November 30
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Caleb Benson is a 10 year veteran of the USCG and now the co-owner/operator of Flip Side Ninja Park with his wife Emily. Both fitness fanatics, Caleb and Emily abandoned their careers to chase something they both truly loved, fitness and helping people stay active and improve their health. So they put their house up for collateral and started an indoor ninja training facility in Arkansas.
  • Flipside Ninja Park / Lowell, Ar
    Monday, December 7
    1:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Caleb Benson is a 10 year veteran of the USCG and now the co-owner/operator of Flip Side Ninja Park with his wife Emily. Both fitness fanatics, Caleb and Emily abandoned their careers to chase something they both truly loved, fitness and helping people stay active and improve their health. So they put their house up for collateral and started an indoor ninja training facility in Arkansas.
  • Mobility Designed / Kansas City, Mo
    Monday, December 7
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Max Younger watched his dad struggle with crutches for years, but when his father finally had a leg amputation, Max and his wife Lilliana sprang into action to design a new style of crutch that was easier, safer, more comfortable, and allowed people mobility without compromise. Starting the company Mobility Designed, the Younger's drastically improved a design that hadn't changed since the Civil War.
  • Mobility Designed / Kansas City, Mo
    Monday, December 14
    1:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Max Younger watched his dad struggle with crutches for years, but when his father finally had a leg amputation, Max and his wife Lilliana sprang into action to design a new style of crutch that was easier, safer, more comfortable, and allowed people mobility without compromise. Starting the company Mobility Designed, the Younger's drastically improved a design that hadn't changed since the Civil War.

 

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  • Afloat: Mind + Body Wellness / Omaha, Ne
    Monday, October 19
    1:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Afloat provides float therapy, infrared saunas, and sound therapy. Vicki Westergard decided to forego retirement for entrepreneurship when she left her corporate job at 56 years old. She had experienced float therapy, or "sensory depravation" first hand and it changed her life, so she took out a loan and created Afloat: Mind + Body Wellness to Omaha.
  • The Kitchen By Cooking with Que
    Sunday, October 18
    11:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Quiana "Que" Broden was not always a vegan, but when she was diagnosed with a severe autoimmune disorder, she knew that she had to make a serious change in her life. Fast forward about 7 years when she turned a dream written on a Post-It note into reality. Now she's now the owner of a successful vegan restaurant and cooking school called "The Kitchen." This is a story about hope, dreams and the unrelenting pursuit to live her best life.
  • Afloat: Mind + Body Wellness / Omaha, Ne
    Monday, October 12
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Afloat provides float therapy, infrared saunas, and sound therapy. Vicki Westergard decided to forego retirement for entrepreneurship when she left her corporate job at 56 years old. She had experienced float therapy, or "sensory depravation" first hand and it changed her life, so she took out a loan and created Afloat: Mind + Body Wellness to Omaha.
  • Shire Post Mint / Springdale, Ar
    Monday, October 12
    1:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Knife maker Tom Maringer used his metal working skills to start engraving coins, using hand-engraved steel dies and pressing coins one at a time. Thus, Shire Post Mint was born and Tom has been minting custom coins ever since. His work caught the eye of George R. R. Martin who commissioned some coins for a new book called A Song of Fire and Ice, which became the hit HBO series "Game of Thrones." He and his family still maintains the mint, pressing, packing and shipping them all themselves, just as they would have hundreds of years ago.
  • Mobility Designed / Kansas City, Mo
    Sunday, October 11
    11:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Max Younger watched his dad struggle with crutches for years, but when his father finally had a leg amputation, Max and his wife Lilliana sprang into action to design a new style of crutch that was easier, safer, more comfortable, and allowed people mobility without compromise. Starting the company Mobility Designed, the Younger's drastically improved a design that hadn't changed since the Civil War.
  • Shire Post Mint / Springdale, Ar
    Monday, October 5
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Knife maker Tom Maringer used his metal working skills to start engraving coins, using hand-engraved steel dies and pressing coins one at a time. Thus, Shire Post Mint was born and Tom has been minting custom coins ever since. His work caught the eye of George R. R. Martin who commissioned some coins for a new book called A Song of Fire and Ice, which became the hit HBO series "Game of Thrones." He and his family still maintains the mint, pressing, packing and shipping them all themselves, just as they would have hundreds of years ago.
  • The Deleon / Kansas City, Mo
    Monday, October 5
    1:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Eric & Jodie DeLeon ran a wedding space in downtown Kansas City, but felt that they could do even better in crafting a memorable experience that focused on customer service. They relocated to an old funeral chapel in a beautiful historic building, fixed it up, and began a new company that caters exclusively to the dreams and desires of brides and grooms.
  • Flipside Ninja Park / Lowell, Ar
    Sunday, October 4
    11:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Caleb Benson is a 10 year veteran of the USCG and now the co-owner/operator of Flip Side Ninja Park with his wife Emily. Both fitness fanatics, Caleb and Emily abandoned their careers to chase something they both truly loved, fitness and helping people stay active and improve their health. So they put their house up for collateral and started an indoor ninja training facility in Arkansas.
  • The Deleon / Kansas City, Mo
    Monday, September 28
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Eric & Jodie DeLeon ran a wedding space in downtown Kansas City, but felt that they could do even better in crafting a memorable experience that focused on customer service. They relocated to an old funeral chapel in a beautiful historic building, fixed it up, and began a new company that caters exclusively to the dreams and desires of brides and grooms.
  • Mobility Designed / Kansas City, Mo
    Monday, September 28
    1:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Max Younger watched his dad struggle with crutches for years, but when his father finally had a leg amputation, Max and his wife Lilliana sprang into action to design a new style of crutch that was easier, safer, more comfortable, and allowed people mobility without compromise. Starting the company Mobility Designed, the Younger's drastically improved a design that hadn't changed since the Civil War.
  • J. Rieger & Co. / Kansas City, Mo
    Sunday, September 27
    11:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    In the 1800's, J. Rieger & Co. was the largest mail-order whiskey maker in the U.S when prohibition forced them to permanently shut their doors. 90 years later, Kansas City bartender Ryan Maybee discovered a faint Rieger billboard on the site of his new establishment and made it his lives mission to resurrect the brand with the only remaining heir to the Rieger name. Watch how Maybee and Andy Rieger resurrect a family legacy and build an incredible business in the process.
  • Lfls Shoes / Fayetteville, Ar
    Monday, September 21
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Growing up in West Helena, Arkansas life wasn't always easy for 22 year old Eric Jones. Eric overcame countless obstacles, including the loss of both parents, but that didn't stop the ambitious 22 year old from creating LFLS Shoes, a company that sells high quality shoes at affordable prices designed in the US and manufactured in Brazil.
  • Flipside Ninja Park / Lowell, Ar
    Monday, September 21
    1:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Caleb Benson is a 10 year veteran of the USCG and now the co-owner/operator of Flip Side Ninja Park with his wife Emily. Both fitness fanatics, Caleb and Emily abandoned their careers to chase something they both truly loved, fitness and helping people stay active and improve their health. So they put their house up for collateral and started an indoor ninja training facility in Arkansas.
  • Con Quesos & Juice Palm / Fayetteville, Ar
    Sunday, September 20
    11:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Omar Kasim created a fast-casual fusion taco restaurant in Fayetteville Arkansas, only to be pushed out of his own business by an investor. Picking himself up and starting again, Omar stayed positive and opened a cold-pressed juice bar named Juice Palm. Over time, the investor ran Con Quesos into the ground and Omar was able to buy back his first restaurant, bringing it back to the standards he'd set originally.
  • Grassroots Ranch / Tulsa, Ok
    Monday, September 14
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Daniel Rose wanted to help people, so he went to school to become a nurse. Watching the countless cases that he felt could have been avoided through a better diet he decided to change the course of his life and create a source of real food. So, Daniel left healthcare, found a plot of land in northeast Tulsa, Oklahoma and opened Grassroots Ranch. Now Daniel and his wife Maria provide old-fashioned, all-natural foods using sustainable farming methods.
  • J. Rieger & Co. / Kansas City, Mo
    Monday, September 14
    1:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    In the 1800's, J. Rieger & Co. was the largest mail-order whiskey maker in the U.S when prohibition forced them to permanently shut their doors. 90 years later, Kansas City bartender Ryan Maybee discovered a faint Rieger billboard on the site of his new establishment and made it his lives mission to resurrect the brand with the only remaining heir to the Rieger name. Watch how Maybee and Andy Rieger resurrect a family legacy and build an incredible business in the process.
  • Periwinkle / Tulsa, Ok
    Sunday, September 13
    11:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Cole Johnson has a science degree in Health and Safety Management, a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, and has a certification as an EMT. After a layoff from his Health and Safety job, he called on his friends Jordan and Seth to start a small business. Without hesitation, they collectively abandoned traditional employment and went all-in on Periwinkle; service-based business that cleans out and organizes your garage.
  • Ruff Rescue Gear - Boulder, Co
    Wednesday, September 9
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Tim Price is a Colorado based Chiropractor, outdoorsman and dog lover. Tim's first dog and adventure partner, Ruger forced him to think about a bunch of new unknowns. His biggest fear was that Ruger, a large breed dog, could get injured and how would he carry him to safety? That fear inspired Tim to create a lightweight rescue harness that would change the course of his life. This story is about following your heart and creating something you truly believe in.
  • The Athletic Board
    Monday, September 7
    6:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Gary and the crew head to Las Vegas, Nevada to meet with Cathy Brooks, owner of Hydrant Club, a dog boarding and training facility in Downtown Las Vegas. Then they head over to Grand Rapids, Michigan to meet with Sara Moylan, owner of Shefit, an athletic apparel company with the highest level of support.
  • Con Quesos & Juice Palm / Fayetteville, Ar
    Monday, September 7
    1:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Omar Kasim created a fast-casual fusion taco restaurant in Fayetteville Arkansas, only to be pushed out of his own business by an investor. Picking himself up and starting again, Omar stayed positive and opened a cold-pressed juice bar named Juice Palm. Over time, the investor ran Con Quesos into the ground and Omar was able to buy back his first restaurant, bringing it back to the standards he'd set originally.
  • Tee Lee's House - Denver, Co
    Wednesday, September 2
    4:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Rise Jones and her husband, Louis Freeman, opened TeaLee's after five years of planning and hard work. Seven years before the doors opened and the first pot of tea was brewed, Jones had was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. Fortunately, she beat it - and after she recovered, Freeman asked her what she wanted to do with her life. Her reply: "I want a tea house." This is a story about second chances and seizing the moment.