Launching a startup is not an easy task. In this reality series, entrepreneurial millennials get help by spending a semester at Draper University. During the seven-week program led by billionaire venture capitalist Tim Draper, he helps mentor the students who are looking to launch their own companies. Guest speakers also share their business knowledge and experience with the class. The candidates pitch their ideas to a panel of venture capitalists, hoping to get an investment that allows them to launch their businesses. The millennials face hard lessons along the way, but the payoff could be life-changing for the one who gets the seed money to launch a business.
Looking for a job is never an easy task, especially for a young adult hunting for his or her first professional job. "Job or No Job" tries to make the situation a little less stressful for some job seekers by setting up three interviews that could result in anywhere from zero to three offers. Business executive and author Jane Buckingham serves as a career and lifestyle expert, helping to guide the candidates as they explore their employment opportunities and, if things go well, choose between multiple job offers in industries that include online journalism, fashion and event planning.
Being a college student is hard for any young person -- having to deal with schoolwork and exams while trying to maintain a good personal life. For co-ed Monica Ten-Kate, college life is even more complicated than it is for most pupils. Monica is a medium who can talk to dead people, an ability she didn't fully accept until she was in college but now uses to help clients communicate with loved ones who are no longer with them, with the intention of delivering healing messages from the afterlife. This series tells emotional and engaging stories of the people who come to Monica looking to make contact with the great beyond.
Falling in love with a co-worker and pursuing a relationship is often a slippery slope that has a high probability of not ending well. So, of course, the best time to announce your love to a colleague is when you're about to begin a job overseas and know you'll never see that person again. That's the route Kevin takes, writing a letter to co-worker Audrey to declare his unrequited love for her after he accepts a position abroad. That opportunity falls through, though, and he is forced to go back to his old job. Can you say awkward? Kevin and Audrey must now continue their working relationship with his previously hidden feelings for her now out in the open.
Selling real estate in the Los Angeles area can be a glamorous job, as "Million Dollar Listing" proves. The show follows young real estate agents as they try to sell high-end properties in the Los Angeles area, including Beverly Hills and Malibu. The agents use their charm, good looks and business savvy to stay on top of the competitive heap in the real estate market. Will a Los Angeles housing slump make it more difficult for the agents to sell their properties?
"Million Dollar Listing" has showcased some of the most luxurious homes in Los Angeles. The franchise now heads east with "Million Dollar Listing New York," featuring relentless real estate agents in Manhattan and their intertwining lives as each agent fights for his share of the market. The agents deal with demanding clients as they earn a living selling some of New York's hottest real estate. The featured agents, some of the best in the city, include "listings machine" Fredrik Eklund and Ryan Serhant, who was an actor and hand model before pursuing his home-selling passion.
Brash, Southern 20-something Georgia Chamberlin is an aspiring actress with a larger-than-life personality. To pursue her dream of becoming a famous actress, Georgia moves to New York with her science-geek best friend, Jo, who dreams of getting into the physics department of a top-tier university. Georgia's Aunt Honey allows the young women to rent the downstairs portion of her lavish apartment while they're pursuing their dreams in the Big Apple. Honey helps Georgia and Jo stay on track while in the city.
New Orleans-based real estate developer Sidney Torres has developed properties totaling hundreds of millions of dollars in his career. With this series, he offers his expertise -- and money - to help distressed developers who need assistance. After striking a deal with the property owner, which includes getting a piece of the property and a percentage of the profits, Torres does whatever is needed to get the property out of the red, even if doing so requires getting rid of the existing contractors and doing the work himself. Torres falls back on all of his experience to get the properties, which range from single-family homes to multiunit developments, back on track.
Self-made millionaires Mike "Rooster" McConaughey -- brother of Oscar-winning actor Matthew -- and Wayne "Butch" Gilliam made their fortunes deep in the heart of Texas. Now, they're looking to share their wealth with other entrepreneurs by investing in their companies. Along with close friend Gil Prather, the investors invite ambitious entrepreneurs from across America to come to West Texas to make their case to secure funding for their ventures. Think of it as "Shark Tank" with cowboy hats instead of tailored suits. What the hopefuls don't realize, though, is that a good product and a positive balance sheet aren't enough to get an investment from McConaughey and Gilliam; the guys only make a deal after getting a true measure of an entrepreneur's character.
So you think you have a high-maintenance friend or co-worker in your life? Meet Jeff Lewis, one of the most colorful real estate speculators in Los Angeles, whose obsessive-compulsive tendencies are exceeded only by the eccentricities of his friends -- and the success of his business. With the downturn in the housing market, Lewis subsequently lessened his interest in flipping properties and focused on his design consulting business. Whether he's flipping or designing, Lewis relies on his staff to help him get his projects done.