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Brier Dudley offers a critical look at technology and business issues affecting the Northwest.

August 1, 2007 at 12:29 PM

First came Seattle’s Apprentice, now a Startup Junkie

A new cable TV show called “Startup Junkies” will feature Seattle’s Earth Class Mail when it debuts in January on the MOJO.

The eight-episode documentary will profile the company and “serial entrepreneur” Ron Wiener, who started the mail handling service in 2004.

Earth Class Mail provides a service that scans mail at a processing center in Portland, then sends it via e-mail to subscribers. Customers include businesses, expatriates, RVers or soldiers stationed abroad.

Seattle’s Screaming Flea Productions has begun videotaping. From the release:

One storyline follows the ups and downs of Series A fundraising activities, including a presentation by Wiener at a Keiretsu Forum angel investor meeting.

The cast also includes “Earth Class Mail employees who’ve worked in multiple startups throughout their careers — classic ‘Startup Junkies,”’ the release said:

“Imagine if a TV show had captured the exciting early days of the largest household brands,” says Matt Chan, president of Screaming Flea Productions. “We expect the series to be both educational and entertaining,– featuring the challenges of fundraising, hiring the right talent and the all-important task of scaling a business.”

We’ll have to see how it compares with Zoodango founder James Sun’s performance on “The Apprentice.”

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