Generation Startup

2016 | USA | NR | 93 min.


Bijou by the Bay Sun, Jul 31, 2016 3:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Michiganders Make Movies
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Release Year:2016
Runtime:93 min.
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
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Cast/Crew Info
Director:Cynthia Wade
Cheryl Miller Houser
Produced by:Cheryl Miller Houser
Brian P. Egan
Cinematography:Boaz Freund
Editing By:Kimberly Pellnat


Entrepreneurship has reached an all-time low in America—and it’s particularly challenged in economically depressed communities. But as the six real-life stars of “Generation Startup” prove, places like Detroit are still attracting hardworking young people who are willing to risk everything to get their dreams off the ground. Follow six recent college graduates through their day-to-day hurdles, setbacks, successes, hopes, and despair as they attempt to carve out a career path in Detroit’s growing startup industry. While documenting the would-be moguls’ uphill climbs, the directors also explore an intriguing new identity for Michigan’s struggling metropolis: an innovative launching pad for America’s next great economy-changing ideas. Do you have a business or product idea kicking around in the back of your head? This rousing documentary might just inspire you to take the leap. In Person: Director Cheryl Miller Houser.