Brady Forrest, Dave McClure

Bazillion Dollar Club

Brady Forrest, Dave McClure

Talk: Bazillion Dollar Club

Bazillion Dollar Club on SyFy follows Dave McClure, a relentless drill sergeant who founded software accelerator 500 Startups, and Brady Forrest, the quirky and creative mind behind the hardware accelerator Highway1. Their companies offer two of the world’s most aggressive accelerator programs that mentor startups leading up to the launch of their billion dollar idea. In every episode, Dave and Brady mentor a different hardware or software startup (which they've also invested in, P.S.) through an accelerator program (read: startup boot camp). At the end, each company must present their product to a group of potential investors who hold the power to take the startup to the next level...or not.

Brady Forrest

Brady Forrest runs Highway1, PCH's accelerator. He cofounded and shepherds Ignite, a global talk series, and is part of the team currently organizing Ignite SF. He's a venture advisor to 500 Startups and helps arts organizations via CAST-sf.org. Formerly, he worked on a number of things at O'Reilly Media, including the Radar blog, Web 2.0 Expo, and Foo Camp.

Dave Mcclure

Dave McClure is the founding partner of 500 Startups, a venture capital firm and startup incubator in Silicon Valley with over $200M under management. He has been an investor in hundreds of companies around the world including Credit Karma, Twilio, and SlideShare. He’s a developer, entrepreneur, blogger, investor, and Internet marketing nerd.