Brady Forrest and Dave McClure have built arguably two of the best accelerators in the US, if not the world, in Highway1 and 500 Startups respectively. Both accelerators offer aggressive accelerator programs designed to take raw, entrepreneurial talent and refine it into greatness.
Granted, Highway1 focuses on the hardware side of things while 500 Startups lives in the world of software. They’re incredibly strong independent of each other, and when you put the two together you get something special: the Syfy network’s newest show.
Today at SXSW V2V Forrest and McClure formally announced that this new show, The Bazillion Dollar Club, will be airing on live TV September 22 at 10pm. It’s billed as a high adrenaline, high stakes docu-series that’s set in the cutthroat world of today’s most forward thinking innovators as they search for the next great tech idea.
The SXSW V2V crowd got a sneak peek at the series:
Syfy honestly couldn’t have snagged better entrepreneurs to lead The Bazillion Dollar Club: there’s simply no denying that McClure and Forrest are two of the most lauded in the business. McClure has invested in over 1,000 companies to date and funded entrepreneurs through his VC firm with a collective $3 billion.
Forrest is responsible for some of the hottest names in the hardware renaissance like Navdy and Drop. Under his leadership the 45 companies who have gone through the Highway1 accelerator program have raised more than $50 million in funding and ship products in 92 different countries. He’s also attended and spoken at our Celebrate Conference in Downtown Las Vegas.
I don’t know about you, but I’m dying to watch this show when fall rolls around. All of us at Tech.Co wish you, Dave and Brady, the absolute best of luck with it! Let us know which leader and crew you want to root for below.
Image Credit: The Bazillion Dollar Club page on Syfy