Startup U

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Startup U
Startup U tv logo.png
Genre Reality television
Starring
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10
Production
Producer(s)
  • Mike Duffy
  • Tim Duffy
Production company(s) Ugly Brother Studios
Distributor Disney–ABC Domestic Television
Release
Original network Freeform
Original release August 11 (2015-08-11) – October 15, 2015 (2015-10-15)[1]
External links
Official website

Startup U is an American reality television series that premiered on August 11, 2015 on Freeform (then ABC Family). The show is about students in an entrepreneur mentoring program in Silicon Valley.[2]

Startup U is based on Draper University, a 7-week residential program in entrepreneurship.

Cast[edit]

  • Tim Draper, founder of Draper University.
  • Sequoia Blodgett, Draper University entrepreneur in residence.
  • Charlie Taibi, Draper University program director.
  • Erin Brady
  • Tony Capasso
  • John Randolph Parkhill Frye
  • Shawn Isaac
  • David Kram
  • Ana Marte
  • Carly Martinetti
  • Keyonna Patterson
  • Malcolm Jamaal Tyson
  • Sharon Winter

Format[edit]

Startup U follows 10 entrepreneurial techies looking to make names for themselves. Each founder endures a grueling seven-week program at Draper University, a program led by billionaire founder and venture capitalist Tim Draper. The series is produced by Ugly Brother Studios, a Sky Vision partner.[3]

Episodes[edit]

No. in
series
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(in millions)
1"Welcome to Draper University"August 11, 2015 (2015-08-11)0.22[4]
2"The Hack-a-Thon"August 18, 2015 (2015-08-18)0.10[5]
3"Chain Reaction"August 25, 2015 (2015-08-25)0.05[6]
4"Bro's and Bras"September 1, 2015 (2015-09-01)0.06[7]
5"6 Degrees to Nowhere"September 10, 2015 (2015-09-10)0.11[8]
6"The Great Outdoors"September 17, 2015 (2015-09-17)0.06[9]
7"Not So Fair"September 24, 2015 (2015-09-24)0.06[10]
8"Motivation"October 1, 2015 (2015-10-01)0.07[11]
9"Prototypes, Partners & Pitches"October 8, 2015 (2015-10-08)0.11[12]
10"Fund Me"October 15, 2015 (2015-10-15)0.08[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "STARTUP U (ABC FAMILY)". Retrieved 25 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (April 1, 2015). "ABC Family Ramps Up Docu-Series Slate with 3 Orders". Variety. 
  3. ^ Friedlander, Whitney (June 30, 2015). "ABC Family Sets Cast for Tech-Themed Reality Series 'Startup U'". Variety. 
  4. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (August 12, 2015). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 100 Tuesday Cable Originals: 8.11.2015". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved August 12, 2015. 
  5. ^ Pucci, Douglas (August 19, 2015). "Tuesday Final Nationals: 'America's Got Talent' on NBC Up Double-Digits from Year-Ago Evening". TV Media Insights. Retrieved September 27, 2015. 
  6. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (August 26, 2015). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 100 Tuesday Cable Originals: 8.25.2015". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved August 26, 2015. 
  7. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (September 2, 2015). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 100 Tuesday Cable Originals: 9.1.2015". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved September 2, 2015. 
  8. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (September 11, 2015). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 100 Thursday Cable Originals: 9.10.2015". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved September 12, 2015. 
  9. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (September 18, 2015). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 100 Thursday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 9.17.2015". ShowBuzzDaily. Archived from the original on September 19, 2015. Retrieved September 19, 2015. 
  10. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (September 25, 2015). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 100 Thursday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 9.24.2015". ShowBuzzDaily. Archived from the original on September 27, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015. 
  11. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (October 2, 2015). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 100 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Update: 10.1.2015". ShowBuzzDaily. Archived from the original on October 2, 2015. Retrieved October 2, 2015. 
  12. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (October 9, 2015). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 100 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Update: 10.8.2015". ShowBuzzDaily. Archived from the original on October 9, 2015. Retrieved October 9, 2015. 
  13. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (October 16, 2015). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 100 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Update: 10.15.2015". ShowBuzzDaily. Archived from the original on October 17, 2015. Retrieved October 17, 2015. 

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