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Syfy greenlights “The Bazillion Dollar Club”

U.S. cable network Syfy has ordered six-part Silicon Valley docuseries The Bazillion Dollar Club from Zero Point Zero Production.
November 25, 2014

Syfy has commissioned Silicon Valley docuseries The Bazillion Dollar Club from Zero Point Zero Production.

Originally announced as part of the U.S. cable net’s 2014 development slate, the 6 x one-hour series follows a pair of tech industry venture capitalists – Dave McClure and Brady Forrest – who are behind two accelerator programs that mentor and invest in software and hardware start-ups.

Through his accelerator 500 Startups, McClure has invested in more than 800 companies including 3D printer Makerbot, which was acquired by Stratasys, and the social media company Wildfire, which was acquired by Google.

Forrest is the vice president at San Francisco-based hardware incubator Highway1, which is responsible for hardware such as the CUE mobile medical testing kit and Ringly connected rings.

Production is due to begin before the year’s end and the series will air in 2015.

“The inventors that are part of Dave and Brady’s program are developing products and technology that seem like they are ripped straight from the world of sci-fi, but these innovations will be our future reality,” said Heather Olander, the network’s senior¬†VP of alternative series development and production, in a statement.

The executive producers on The Bazillion Dollar Club are Lydia Tenaglia, Christopher Collins and Craig H. Shepherd. Abigail Shafran is co-exec producing.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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