Silicon Valley Reality TV Show 'Start-Ups' Set To Premiere
The San Jose Mercury News reports that Hermione Way, one of the photogenic, brainy cast members of “Start-Ups: Silicon Valley,” has a message for all those “haters” in the tech world who believe Bravo’s new reality TV series is destined to be the ultimate horror show: Back off and chill out.
“I think it’s crazy that a place so open to new ideas and ventures would be so averse to a little cable TV project,” she says.
“Start-Ups” is an eight-episode cable series that follows six budding tech entrepreneurs as they market their ideas and try to strike it rich. The show, which debuts Monday, began generating controversy even before production began early last summer. Many in Silicon Valley expressed concern that prying TV cameras would misrepresent or trivialize the important work being done. Moreover, the critics reasoned that any show from the network that subjected the world to the “Real Housewives” would be awash in vapidity — even if social media maven Randi Zuckerberg (Mark’s sister) brought some tech cred as an executive producer.