GENERATION STARTUP
 
 

LEARNING TO FAIL. REDEFINING SUCCESS.

An exhilarating and uplifting look at entrepreneurship.
— Arianna Huffington
You will be fired up to take chances too.
— Daymond John
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ABOUT THE FILM

GENERATION STARTUP captures 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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Event Screenings Testimonials

We were honored to screen GENERATION STARTUP on InDay. It was very inspiring and many themes resonated with our employees: how to overcome fear/failure, how important it is to take intelligent risks, how rewarding it is to do something bigger than yourself and how important it is to find meaning in your work. This event was incredibly popular - we had a full house of 150 employees, standing room only!
— Rachelle Diamond, Global Experience Program Manager, LinkedIn
KIVA hosted a packed screening of GENERATION STARTUP at Google’s San Francisco office. The movie was gritty and inspiring in equal measure. It has galvanized us to work even harder in our mission to catalyze the development of entrepreneurs, especially in financially marginalized communities.
— Jonny Price, Senior Director, Kiva U.S.
We were thrilled to host an early screening of GENERATION STARTUP and a panel discussion that was live streamed to 35 other campuses across the country. It is often difficult for us to convey both the thrills and the challenges of any entrepreneurial endeavor. Young entrepreneurs who watch Generation Startup will venture into their startups with their eyes wide open.
— Danny Warshay, Executive Director, Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship, Brown University
 

GENERATION STARTUP is available to be purchased for K-12, Universities and Public Libraries.

 
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