“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.”
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.
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.