StartUp (podcast)

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StartUp
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Presentation
Hosted by Alex Blumberg and Lisa Chow
Genre Business documentary
Updates Weekly
Production
No. of seasons 6
No. of episodes 93[1]
Publication
Original release 2014 – Current
Ratings 1,000,000 (roughly, per month)
Provider Gimlet Media
Website www.gimletmedia.com/startup/

StartUp is an American podcast from Gimlet Media hosted by Alex Blumberg and Lisa Chow. While the first two seasons follow stories of starting businesses – Season 1 about the starting of Gimlet Media itself, and Season 2, a dating company called "Dating Ring" – the third season follows one business per episode.[2]

The first episode was released on September 5, 2014, featuring Alex Blumberg pitching his company to venture investor Chris Sacca.[3][4] As of February 2015, the podcast received roughly 1,000,000 listens per month.[5]

Alex, Inc., a sitcom based on the podcast, premiered on ABC on March 28, 2018.[6][7] The series stars Zach Braff, with Blumberg serving as an executive producer.[8] The series was cancelled after a single season.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "» StartUp". Gimlet Media. Retrieved 2016-09-02. 
  2. ^ "Why these founders are airing their dating startup's dirty laundry on a podcast". Fortune. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  3. ^ "» How Not to Pitch a Billionaire". Gimlet Media. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  4. ^ Raptopoulos, Lilah. "Listen to StartUp, a podcast about starting a podcast startup". the Guardian. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  5. ^ Bloomgarden-Smoke, Kara (February 27, 2015). "Can Former Planet Money Host Build the 'HBO of Podcasts'?". Observer. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2018-01-08). "ABC Slates Midseason Premiere Dates For 'Grey's Anatomy' Spinoff, 'For the People' & More, Sets 'American Idol' Air Pattern". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-03-15. 
  7. ^ Harp, Justin (17 May 2017). "Scrubs' Zach Braff is back to inspire you in first trailer for ABC's Alex, Inc". Digital Spy. 
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (11 May 2017). "Zach Braff Comedy Pilot Gets Series Order At ABC". Deadline.com. 
  9. ^ Turchiano, Danielle (2018-05-11). "'Alex Inc' Canceled by ABC After One Season". Variety. Retrieved 2018-07-18.