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Reality show auditions Orlando entrepreneurs

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ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) –The producers of a new reality show think Orlando is one of the best places in the country to find talented business owners.

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The Statup Hour — a business-themed reality show — auditioned entrepreneurs representing 16 companies on Thursday.
“The startups that are coming here today we’re very impressed with.  There’s some very strong ones,” said The Startup Hour executive producer Jonathan Block.

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Entrepreneurs get ‘Shark Tank’-style treatment in Orlando

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Greg Devlin’s Thursday did not exactly start off on the right foot.
The military veteran’s van broke down on his way to downtown Orlando, where he would pitch his educational comic books to a television crew for an upcoming entrepreneurs show.
However, once he arrived at the coworking space Canvs, Devlin said the fact that his pitch has become almost automatic helped improve the day.
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$tartup Hour Producer Gives 3 Tips to Get on Air

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Orlando startups can make a national pitch tomorrow when reality show “The $tartup Hour©” visits Canvs.
$tartup Hour producer Jonathan Block chose Orlando as one of eight cities nationally after an impromptu meeting with local 1 Million Cups Orlando co-founder Ron Ben Zeev at the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City.
“Thank God for Ron,” says Block. “Orlando wasn’t even on my radar, but he was so passionate and I was surprised to learn all that’s going on there. After more research, we chose Orlando as one of cities on our tour.”
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Sacramento entrepreneurs wanted for new ‘Startup Hour’ TV show

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Sacramento-area entrepreneurs, start (up) your engines.
The new business-themed reality TV show The Startup Hour is coming to town March 31, offering inventors, upstarts, dreamers and other would-be moguls up to four minutes for a startup pitch for possible inclusion on the air.
Like the hit ABC startup show Shark Tank, entrepreneurs on The Startup Hour can deliver their ideas to a panel of prospective investors for funding, technological support, and other awards. But in a twist, The Startup Hour is the first television show to allow viewers to invest and fund startup concepts as well through crowdfunding.
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Reality TV Show “The Startup Hour” Coming to Sacramento

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The Startup Hour, a reality TV show, is coming to Sacramento!  The Startup Hour can be best described as a combination of Shark Tank and American Idol. Sacramento was one of six cities chosen to be featured in Season One. Other cities include Orlando, Boston, Austin, Pittsburg, Kansas City, and San Francisco. The show will be televised in 6 TV markets under an agreement with Hearst Television and various streaming video channels. What makes the show unique is that the audience will be able to provide funding to startups they like through a patented crowdfunding process. The Startup Hour is the brain child of executive producer Jonathan Block.
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