September 23, 2016
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.
“An exhilarating, uplifting, and honest look at what it really takes to launch a startup. It’s a celebration of young entrepreneurs who embrace uncertainty, take risks, and dare to fail on their path to success.” – Arianna Huffington
“A powerful, uplifting and engaging film… leaves you exhilarated and pumped to move outside your comfort zone to accomplish massive things.” – Tyra Banks
“A compelling and captivating look at what it takes to be an entrepreneur and a testament to what people can accomplish if they have passion and determination.” – Steve Case, Founder of AOL
“Like entrepreneurship, GENERATION STARTUP is an engaging adventure story that captures the risks, challenges and human drama of trying to turn big dreams into products and services that make the world better.” – Reid Hoffman, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of LinkedIn