I live abroad and brought back 4 vials of liquid yeast to get back into brewing (You can only get dry yeast here). Based on the concept of a starter, it seems a logical extension to me that I could grow from one vial a yeast population that could serve for several fermentations. So if I did a starter, then split that into two more starters, then split each of those, I could end up with 4. I've never read of anybody doing that though, and everything I read on culturing yeast seems to be more in terms of harvesting it from a finished fermentation and storing it long term, not growing the population for multiple future batches.
Does this sound logical, or am I off base here?