Ambitious Adventures, a new reality series that is the brainchild of three young, successful entrepreneurs, will launch a crowdfunding campaign on July 11 to fund its first season of production and distribution. The campaign will run on Kickstarter and can be accessed at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/803928687/928081357?token=bbab7893.
The show follows hosts Greg Rollett, Brandon T. Adams and Los Silva around the country as they find the stories of the next generation of business leaders. In going deep into the entrepreneurial ecosystem in a select number of communities, Ambitious Adventures will offer entrepreneurs, soon-to-be entrepreneurs, and viewers around the world:
- Insight from young entrepreneurs who are taking risks, living their dream and making their way by blazing their own trail.
- Inspiration from young entrepreneurs who have made the mistakes and lived to tell the tales, showing you that you can overcome challenges and obstacles in your own life.
- Motivation from young entrepreneurs who have realized the benefits of pursuing their passion and have made their communities a better place to live, work and play.
“I remember watching that VH1 Show, ‘The Best Week Ever’,” says co-host Greg Rollett, an Emmy-nominated musician, best-selling author and serial entrepreneur. “It was a fun look at people having an impact on current culture. There’s no been much like it since. We are hoping to bring back a bit of that vibe in making TV fun again. Uplifting. Inspiring. Motivational. And at the least, entertaining.”
Instead of making light of popular culture, the fun will come in the form of shining a light on young – most will be under 30, one as young at 14 – entrepreneurs who are impacting the economy, job market and communities they live and work in.
“Season 1 is all about three entrepreneurial buddies cruising around the U.S. looking for the best and brightest young entrepreneurs who are making a big difference in their community,” says Brandon T. Adams, who launched his first invention at the age of 22, purchased his first business at 24 and has earned the moniker “The King of Crowdfunding” for his success in helping his clients secure funding for their ventures. “We are taking a look at entrepreneurship as something bigger than just starting a company. It’s a lifestyle. Especially for the next generation.”
Ambitious Adventures is scheduled to film in Fall 2016, with a release in the Spring of 2017. The first season will consist of a minimum of 5 episodes, with an expansion to a maximum of 10 episodes. Each episode will be cut and edited to fit a traditional 30-minute TV broadcast timeframe, featuring 3 segments averaging 7 minutes in length.
The show will be initially distributed online through major streaming platforms including Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Prime, as well as on YouTube and Facebook. Through Apple TV, the show will be accessed through the Ambitious Media Group channel and will be searchable to anyone with an Apple TV.
The campaign offers pledge levels ranging from $1 to $10,000. Pledge rewards include standards like insider access to production updates, the ability to own the first season before it airs and an exclusive Ambitious Adventures t-shirt. At the higher levels, pledgers have the opportunity to be featured in a Season 1 segment, or produce an episode.
“This is the biggest week in my professional life, and that includes rapping at Madison Square Garden, sitting in a suite at the Grammy’s, hitting the Best-Seller list and crossing the million dollar sales mark,” Rollett says. “July 11th will take the cake.”
“Here’s to the future. Here’s to entrepreneurs giving hope to the next great generation and doing things that governments can’t,” says co-host Los Silva, who owns and manages a number of million-dollar businesses and is Rollett’s business partner at Ambitious.com. “Here’s to hope.”
About the Co-Hosts
Greg Rollett: An Emmy Nominated Producer and Best-Selling Author, Greg has helping thousands of people to start and grow their business through the Celebrity Branding Agency as well as Ambitious Media Group where he founded Ambitious.com. Greg’s has hosted shows and been seen on ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX affiliates across the country as well as E!, Bravo, The Bio Channel, A&E and more. He has written for Mashable, Fast Company, Inc.com, the Huffington Post, AOL, AMEX’s Open Forum and others, and continues to share his message helping experts and entrepreneurs grow their business through his live educational shows Ambitious Live and Ambitious Conversations.
Brandon T. Adams: The owner of multiple businesses, Brandon T. Adams has been dubbed the “King of Crowdfunding” for his work in helping inventors, entrepreneurs and business owners fund their ventures. Brandon made a splash in 2014 when he crowdfunded his first invention (at the age of 24!) and since has become a regular on television, radio and podcasts from coast-to-coast. In addition to providing motivational talks across the country, Brandon is the co-founder of the Young Entrepreneur Convention.
Los Silva: At the helm of multiple, million-dollar businesses that aim to teach other entrepreneurs different ways they can achieve startup success, Los has worked with companies such as Clickbank.com, Threadmeup.com Chefworks, Sunfoods and other Digital and E-Commerce and Venture Backed Startups. One of the original Growth Hackers, Los was the Co-Founder of Growth Hacker TV and helped Ryan Deiss launch Startup Jungle. He is a speaker, and considered one of the top Biz Dev and Marketing Automation Trainers in the world, teaching today’s entrepreneurs advanced marketing, online sales growth, and professional branding strategies.
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