Josh Weinstein was only trying to create “Chatroulette for college students with pants on”. Instead, he stumbled upon the future of TV.

Weinstein is CEO of YouAreTV, a video-chat tech startup that has spent the last couple of years developing tools help broadcasters take live video input from viewers.

“We accidentally created an interactive game show that you could be on from your webcam,” Weinstein tells Beet.TV. “We were amazed.”

Union Square, New York-based YouAreTV is hoping TV producers will become customers, but Weinstein also sees potential custom in education video conferencing and corporate communications and training.

His investors FirstMark Capital, Softbank and angels will hope he’s right.

Weinstein spoke with us at Beet.TV’s annual executive retreat in Vieques, Puerto Rico.