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What Startup U needed to thrive was on screen the whole time

One of the best new shows of the year will conclude at 5 p.m. ET today: Startup U, the Ugly Brothers Studios-produced series about young entrepreneurs in a residential educational program. Low ratings led ABC Family to cast it aside, out of prime-time, but it has continued to be a thoroughly entertaining series, one that deserves a wider audience. In many …

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An offer of $1 million adds just 16,000 viewers to Startup U

Startup U‘s ratings increased between this week and last week, after an offer from its star to donate $1 million to charity, though the increase was far too small to trigger the donation. An additional 16,000 viewers watched Tuesday’s episode, increasing the demo rating from a .01 to a .03. The show needed an additional …

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Billionaire will give $1 million to charity if more people watch his reality show

Billionaire Tim Draper, the founder of Draper University and one of the stars of ABC Family’s Startup U, is offering $1 million to charity if 1 million people watch the show this week. Draper wrote on Facebook: Tell all your friends to watch StartupU Tuesday at 10:00 on ABC Family. I will give away $1 million to charities …

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