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Generation Startup (2016)



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GENERATION STARTUP takes us to the front lines of entrepreneurship in America, capturing the struggles and triumphs of six recent college graduates who put everything on the line to build startups in Detroit. Shot over 17 months, it's an honest, in-the-trenches look at what it takes to launch a startup. Directed by Academy Award winner Cynthia Wade and award-winning filmmaker Cheryl Miller Houser, the film celebrates risk-taking, urban revitalization, and diversity while delivering a vital call-to-action-with entrepreneurship at a record low, the country's economic future is at stake.

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Just keep in mind this is a revealing but upbeat documentary of new Detroiters made by non-Detroiters. If you want a more homegrown take you'll have to see a different movie.

August 7, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

"Generation Startup" has lofty goals, but its reach is overextended.

October 7, 2016 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Startup will speak to many young viewers who're struggling to figure out not just where to make their talents useful in the world, but what those talents are in the first place.

September 30, 2016 | Full Review…

By the time "Generation Startup" is over, you feel like you've spent some quality time with people who incarnate both the unique opportunities offered to their generation and, in a certain unstated way, the lack of opportunities.

September 23, 2016 | Full Review…

It's not very interesting!

September 22, 2016 | Full Review…

This inspiring doc, shot through a rose-colored lens of optimism, provides a lightweight insiders' look at six recent college grads, most newly arrived in Detroit to work at rising startups or grow their own.

September 23, 2016 | Full Review…

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