Cleveland Hustles

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  • TV-PG
  • 2016
  • 1 Season
  • 6.1  (29)

Cleveland Hustles is a reality television show that aired on CNBC in 2016. The show follows the journey of four local entrepreneurs as they present their business ideas to a panel of experts including Amanda Brinkman, Jonathon Sawyer, and Alan Glazen in hopes of receiving an investment to jump-start their ventures.

The series is set in Cleveland, Ohio, a city that has seen its share of struggles in recent years. The show's aim is to not only help budding entrepreneurs but also to promote the rebirth of Cleveland's business community. Each episode features a local entrepreneur presenting their business ideas to the panel of experts. They are then given the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a local investor. The investor decides whether or not to invest in the business, and if they do, the selected entrepreneur is given the necessary funds to make their vision a reality.

The show is produced by Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, and it features a unique approach to business. The show's experts don't just invest their money; they also offer their expertise and guidance to the entrepreneurs. This makes for a more dynamic viewing experience, as the entrepreneurs are given access to some of the top business minds not only in Cleveland but in the country.

One of the most interesting aspects of the show is the diversity of the entrepreneurs featured. The show's creators sought out a wide range of people from different backgrounds with varying business ideas. From food trucks to high-tech startups, the show has it all. This diversity also extends to the panel of experts, who are all accomplished in their own right but have different areas of expertise. This allows for a more comprehensive evaluation of the entrepreneurs' ideas and enables the selected entrepreneurs to receive the best possible guidance moving forward.

Another unique aspect of the show is its focus on community involvement. The entrepreneurs are not only judged on their business ideas but also on the potential impact they could have on the community. This is a refreshing departure from other business reality shows that focus solely on the bottom line. By using this approach, the show's creators highlight the importance of businesses in the community and the positive impact they can have on the local economy.

All in all, Cleveland Hustles is an entertaining and informative show that explores the entrepreneurial spirit and the potential for growth in struggling communities. Its unique approach to business and community involvement make it a must-watch for anyone interested in entrepreneurship and business development.

Cleveland Hustles is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (8 episodes). The series first aired on August 24, 2016.

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Episode 8
8. Episode 8
October 12, 2016
Season one finale. After months of hard work, each of the four businesses hustle to finish their new storefronts before opening day. Old City Soda is still not certain if it will receive a liquor license, and Groundswell Yoga faces the possibility that their planned classes on the new roof deck will get rained out. The Cleveland Bagel Company has a malfunctioning air conditioner that might shut them down. And Fount"™s investor, Jonathon Sawyer, puts the pressure on with his expectation of a big financial return from the start. Dreams will come true--but which business is poised to kill it when doors open for real?
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
October 5, 2016
The race is on for the businesses to get their brick and mortar storefronts open on time. Anne, from Groundswell Yoga, takes Bonin"™s advice and completely reconfigures the renovation of her studio, while Geoff and Dan of Cleveland Bagel Co. take it upon themselves to handle the major demolition of their new location. Fount hires refugees to help increase production but struggles with defining its brand. Old City Soda faces the real possibility of not obtaining a liquor license which would put its retail shop in dire straits before it even gets up and running.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
September 28, 2016
The businesses face difficulties with their locations and Bonin asks each of them to think about their big picture plans before committing to work on their brick and mortars. Sean from Old City Soda makes a bold move to secure a location, while investor Alan Glazen makes some feisty moves of his own negotiating the renovations of Cleveland Bagel Co.'s new spot. The team from Fount get the opportunity of a lifetime when a big-name celebrity shows interest in their bags, but then cause a rift with their investor Jonathan Sawyer, which could spell disaster.
Episode  5
5. Episode 5
September 21, 2016
All four of the chosen businesses begin to seek locations for their stores within the Gordon Square area.
Soda Bars and Pickle Jars
4. Soda Bars and Pickle Jars
September 14, 2016
After being tasked by LeBron James to help revive a Cleveland neighborhood, guru Kumar Arora must decide which small business should get his investment and the storefront, artisan pickle maker Randy’s Pickles or craft beverage company Old City Soda?
Downward Dogs and Proper Pigs
3. Downward Dogs and Proper Pigs
September 7, 2016
After being hand-picked by LeBron James to help bring life back to Gordon Square, a struggling neighborhood in Cleveland, financial advisor Kathy Futey must choose a small business to invest in. Sheâ€ôs narrowed her options to Groundswell Yoga, an urban wellness studio, and The Proper Pig, a BBQ food truck with dreams of expanding into a full service restaurant. Kathy gives both enterprises just 48 hours to build pop-up stores from the ground up. The most successful challenger will win her financial support and get to open a store in Gordon Square, hopefully becoming a part of Cleveland's bright business future.
Honey vs. Hip
2. Honey vs. Hip
August 31, 2016
Successful Cleveland restaurateur Jonathan Sawyer must choose between two small businesses competing for his investment. The candidates are Akron Honey, an urban honey-making company that turns blighted city lots into thriving bee farms, and Fount, a high-end leather goods operation looking to bring manufacturing jobs back to Cleveland. Each business gets only 72 hours to conceive and open a pop-up store from the ground up. The top performer will earn Jonathanâ€ôs investment and get to open a permanent storefront in Gordon Square, a Cleveland neighborhood that needs revitalization.
1. Pilot
August 24, 2016
After bringing an NBA championship to Cleveland, LeBron James now turns his attention to helping the city's economy through a new series that gives business owners a chance to open permanent storefronts in Gordon Square, an underserved Cleveland neighborhood. In the series premiere, investor & local bar and restaurant mogul, Alan Glazen, must decide to invest in one of two up-and-coming small businesses: artisanal bagel maker The Cleveland Bagel Company or Styles of Success, a hair salon-suites concept. He gives both enterprises only 48 hours to open a one-day pop-up store to prove their worth--but only one will earn his backing and the chance to open in Gordon Square.
Where to Watch Cleveland Hustles
Cleveland Hustles is available for streaming on the CNBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Cleveland Hustles on demand at Vudu.
  • Premiere Date
    August 24, 2016
  • IMDB Rating
    6.1  (29)