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Start-Ups: Silicon Valley

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Glamorized workplace reality with catty drama, drinking.

TV Bravo Reality TV 2012
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Startups underscores the need for connections, investors, and tech savviness in order to have a successful startup Internet company. But like most Bravo reality series, much of the show's focus is on the cast's complicated interpersonal relationships and their efforts to live upscale lifestyles. The fact that their business ventures are fueled by their desire to make money and a big name for themselves in the competitive tech industry also adds to the drama.

If you are looking for something that reveals what it is really like to successfully build and launch an Internet startup, you won't find it here. But folks unfamiliar with the culture associated with the Silicon Valley tech world may find it interesting, if unrealistic. Meanwhile, if you're looking for a voyeuristic guilty pleasure, you will probably find it worth watching, too.

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