Syfy has ordered six episodes of the one-hour innovator docu-series The Bazillion Dollar Club, to air in 2015, the network's President David Howe announced today.
“The Bazillion Dollar Club gives our audience of imaginative thinkers the opportunity to literally invent the future by bringing to life their visionary ideas and dreams,” said Howe in a release.
The series will follow mentor, Dave McClure, responsible for software accelerator 500 Startups and Brady Forest, known for the hardware accelerator Highway1.
Based in Silicon Valley, there will be two companies per show, one hardware focused and one software. Each will be enrolled in McClure and Forest's accelerator program, where viewers can follow the startup process for the billion dollar idea. Results from their first 120 days will be shown after each episode.
After McClure invested in over 800 companies, his venture capital firm funded entrepreneurs to help them raise over two billion dollars. Companies he has been involved with include the 3D printing company Makerbot, acquired by Stratasys for 400 million dollars, social media startup Wildfire, acquired by Google for 350 million dollars and more.
Produced by Zero Point Production, executive producers include Lydia Tenaglia, Christopher Collins and Craig H. Shepherd, with Abigail Shafran as the co-executive producer.