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Generation Startup

Generation Startup is a movie starring Dextina Booker, Kate Catlin, and Avery Hairston. Generation Startup takes us to the front lines of entrepreneurship in America, capturing the struggles and triumphs of six recent college...

Running Time
1 hours 33 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Cheryl Miller Houser, Cynthia Wade
Actors
Kate Catlin, Avery Hairston, Dextina Booker, Pamela Lewis
Country
USA
Year
2016
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

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.

Comments about documentary «Generation Startup» (21)

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Stephen

Generation Startup is a great film that explores the changing environment and societal impact of tech startups. You really get to hear and see the business, marketing, and sales. It shows a side of Silicon Valley that you don't often see. It is definitely worth a look and it is very interesting. My only complaint is the length of the film. I do not understand why they went into the startups for so long. I feel like I was at least a month into the film before they explained all of the technology and the data they used to do so. Also, the conclusion of the film was a little disappointing. They showed some interesting growth and some very interesting companies and they also talked about how a lot of founders are self-employed. I would have liked to have seen more of these companies. The second most interesting thing is the idea of the startup itself. The idea of a startup is interesting and it is definitely worth seeing the film. However, the film didn't show all of the startups that were successful. It just focused on a few of the ones that were successful. I think this would have been a great film if it had a little more of a focus on startups. Overall, the film is worth seeing.

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Ashley Bishop

This is a very informative documentary. It is made to help entrepreneurs. In the end, they realized they were not the only ones who had to change their ways. They started over with a new business, they bought an empty house, they hired their best and they hired a lawyer. It was a great victory. The big and small mistakes are shown clearly. And it shows you that you can do it. The only problem is that you need a lot of money. It costs a lot of money to start a business. This movie also show you how to start a business. If you do it, you will succeed. It is very good.

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Joyce

Generation Startup is a brilliant documentary about the origins of the internet. It really is amazing to think that it all started with a letter from a guy in an email exchange. The documentary does a great job showing the many social engineering methods used to achieve success. But most of all it shows the downfall of the internet with its greed and dependence on advertising. It's nice to know that a company is willing to donate a portion of its profits to charity.

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Evelyn

Not only does this movie show the high achievers of today, but also the low achievers and the entire middle class, who are truly impacted by this industry. The message to anyone who has not had a great relationship or a great career is to watch this film, as you will learn a lot about yourself, as well as learn a lot about those who have. This film is truly inspiring and gives the viewer a unique look at what the world is really like. As a "great" person, I was greatly inspired and this movie is certainly a must watch for anyone. There are so many good stories told about the great people and the great things they have accomplished, and this film will bring them out of the shadows and put them into the spotlight. I believe this film is a must see for everyone, and will inspire many to do more than just keep their mouth shut. It is truly inspirational.

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Kyle

This documentary was very well done and told the story of two young entrepreneurs from Toronto that had the vision and vision to create a company that revolutionized the way that computers are used in our lives. As their company grew, so did the idea of their product and how they did it. This is a must see documentary that will blow your mind and have you on the edge of your seat for the next hour and a half. I have seen this movie over a dozen times and each time I see it, I get a new insight into how a company can do so much. The technology that is created in this movie will make you think about your own life. I think this documentary should be required viewing for anyone that has the ability to think and to create technology that can make the world a better place. The film is inspiring and would be a great investment for your future.

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Wayne Hernandez

This is an amazing, documentary, film that should be seen by anyone who wants to become a leader, and anyone who wants to become a leader. This is a great resource for anyone in business, anyone who has ever wanted to be a leader, or anyone who wants to learn more about what being a leader entails. I love how it does not discriminate, it only focuses on the small, medium, and large businesses, which are in total different industries, but that is the only way to learn. This film also focuses on one of the biggest problems that is faced in business, and that is trust, and how you can't rely on other people to get you to succeed, because you have to take on that responsibility yourself. The documentary also focuses on how being a leader means you have to make decisions, and you have to trust others to do the right thing, but you have to do it in a way that they can do the same, and you have to do it with integrity, and that's something that I think a lot of leaders do not want to hear. All in all, a great resource to learn about the different aspects of leadership, and how to be a leader. Also, a great resource for those who are currently leaders, and to learn more about what being a leader means, and what it takes to be a leader.

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Bryan S.

I can't express how much I love this movie. I've seen it four times already and can't get enough. It's a really great, true story of how one man changed the way the world looks at technology and how he gave it a voice. It is a little like one of those documentaries you would see on the History Channel. The fact that so many people are speaking out against the "SaaS" revolution is amazing. It makes me wonder what could possibly be next. It also makes me wonder how one person can make such a difference. It's just a really amazing story. I think this movie will inspire lots of people to be more active in the world. I hope it does! It is one of those movies that will be watched over and over again. People will watch it and talk about it and share it with others. It's great!

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Anna Bailey

As a college student, I feel it is my responsibility to be a voice for students, especially for those who are just starting out in life. This film demonstrates the importance of starting a business and the barriers to a business. I also felt it was important to introduce people to the startup culture and encourage people to become entrepreneurs. I am also a business advisor and coach for a variety of companies. This film gives me a great opportunity to help these students succeed and inspire them to make a difference in the world. I would highly recommend this film for college students, especially those who are beginning their first jobs. This film is incredibly inspirational and the music is great.

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Rose

A couple of comments from friends on this film are worthy of a separate review. Both say that it is the best film of the year. I am always interested in the opinion of people who have never heard of any of the films we watch. This one is a particularly interesting one. It is a series of documentaries, many of them showing the work of the now-legendary Harvey Weinstein. The title is a good description of what the movie is about: "Harvey Weinstein's Generation Startup" - that is, a series of interviews with men and women in the tech and startup community, who share stories about how they came to be what they are. There are, of course, lots of interviews with Harvey, his colleagues, and others, but the majority of the film is about women and people who were inspired or influenced by him. This is a very interesting film. I would recommend it to anyone interested in business and social entrepreneurship. I hope this is the first of many to come.

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Henry

This movie is definitely the best you will ever see on startup, everything you see is real, it is impossible to fake, i am telling this because i saw it myself. i can tell you it will be a pain for you to find any thing to complain about the movie, as i did, you will be overwhelmed and sad about how you will feel after watching this movie. if you have any doubts about this movie, or are unsure about watching it, just don't, you will regret it.

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Rebecca

Very good, some of the best articles about startups and technology, and a good insight on the future of digital currency. Do check it out.

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Kathryn R.

I loved this film. I can't believe it is that underrated. It is the ultimate tale of business and marketing. I feel it's a must see for anyone. It's full of important information. You will learn a lot about your industry. I had a blast watching it and found it so much fun. It's a lot of fun to watch and listen to. The film is full of humor. It is just a great time. If you are a fan of business or marketing or are just curious about it, then this is a must see. I think you will find it fun and educational.

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Barbara

The end of the world as we know it is a true truth. For me, this film captures the fear that we all feel about the future and is an accurate portrayal of the world we know. While it doesn't show exactly how it will be and does give a timeline of the possible future, the film is still powerful. The acting is great and everyone is doing an amazing job. I feel like this film will be an important part of the way people think about the world.

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Rebecca Y.

Great documentary about building a startup, especially for college students. In the documentary, the team of students discuss what went wrong with the company, how to get back to the company and how to build the next startup. The team members from the film have been working on the startup since summer 2015 and I believe this film is a must watch for any young people who want to be entrepreneurs. I believe that students and college students would find this film useful and funny.

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Johnny

I love this film. Not because it tells you how to start a business. Not because it tells you how to make a good product. It's not the story of how to sell a product. It's the story of a person with a dream who is willing to go all the way to do something he or she truly believes in. In a time where entrepreneurs are so easily seen as a freak, they're being vilified and ridiculed. I hope this film is able to bring more people in and see how there is a good side to business. I'm looking forward to seeing more of it and hearing more stories.

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Anthony H.

This film offers a unique perspective of the global digital revolution. While the movie is not entirely accurate, it does take a very critical view on our current political environment. It points out the problems with today's current system and provides an alternative that has the potential to lead to a better future for all of us.

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Teresa P.

We live in an era where everything is digital. From cloud to the workplace, all you need is a cellphone. However, what if the cellphone was only a portal into a world that was perhaps much more futuristic? What if that portal was actually a door into an actual utopian society that existed in the future? What if the government wasn't just watching, but was actually a part of the society? That is the premise behind the documentary "The Year of Living Biblically." It's a concept that is almost impossible to explain in any more than a small way. The project is based around a young man named Michael LaFollette (the narrator). He grew up in the 1960's. It was during that era that the JFK assassination occurred, and the information was not released to the public. At the time, there was an enormous taboo surrounding government spying, and the idea of having government organizations spying on a man's life and property was completely unheard of. However, this concept was so far from the way most people thought of it. Michael and his family decided that it was time to look into it. The LaFollette family began by gathering together information, from NASA and the United Nations to the military and police departments. This is where Michael learned that there was a government organization dedicated to monitoring all of our communications. They came up with a plot to sell it to the general public. At the same time, they also sought out the services of the government. Through interviews with NASA, the American Bar Association, and NASA scientists, they were able to use their talents to figure out how to make this project a reality. They spent months collecting data and talking to people about the project. When it was ready, the organization began by creating an experimental satellite that would serve as a data feed to the satellite. The data they gathered was used to try to create an operating system that would allow the satellite to communicate with the ground, so the idea could be implemented into real-world space. They developed a computer program that would run on the satellite. Through trial and error, the computer eventually worked. They successfully tested the program. During this time, the government began monitoring their computer. What they found was that this program was running on the entire population. They also found out that this was the first program of its kind, and that it would be used to be a data feed to the entire United States. This program was used for their own surveillance. It was then that they began to research how they could do what they were doing. They found that if they could connect people's data feeds, they could transmit data from any computer to any other computer, so that they could do surveillance on the entire planet. They used their computers to spy on all of the people in the country. They also found out that the people in the United States were the least trusting of the world. They were the only country in the world that didn't have a data feed. They came up with the idea of making the government the one controlling all of the data feeds. They learned that the government would be able to get to any computer, and with the ability to be able to be a part of their own data feed. They found out that they could build the satellites that would be used for this. They could control it remotely. They began to develop a remote control system that would be able to get the satellite to move to any location. They worked on the project for nearly two years. However, they ran into major difficulties. They were unable to get the satellite to move to any of the designated locations. They ran into issues with the satellite itself. They were also unable to develop an operating system. They had to use what was available to them. They

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Sandra

As you can imagine, I'm a startup-hacker and I love this movie. The people who make this movie have a ton of experience. I hope you will enjoy this movie. The guys at SysCast are awesome. They are the best. They have some great tips. All you guys have a ton of experience and are doing great work. Great Job!

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Albert Cruz

This movie may not be for everyone. I can see why some people would not like it. But it's not just a documentary about the tech industry. It's a peek into the mind of Steve Jobs. And it does a great job of telling us why he did what he did. I think the real joy of the movie comes from the fact that it not only tells us the story of Steve Jobs, but it also tells us why he was the way he was. There are a lot of people in Silicon Valley that just see things from their own point of view. They don't know anything about the other side. And I think that this is a very important part of the movie. It doesn't just tell you what he did. It tells you why. And when you see this movie you learn a lot. You learn that he was a passionate person. That he cared about his work and his family. And that he loved his coworkers and his family. He was just a normal guy who did what he had to do. And that's a very interesting way to see a story of a man who was so unique. I hope you enjoy this movie as much as I did. The interviewees are very interesting. I can't wait for the DVD release.

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Johnny Wells

this is a wonderful documentary, an exploration of how one's "parental" reactions can affect one's life. its not a "hollywood" type of documentary. it is very well done and the video's sound, sound editing, editing, and graphics are amazing. i would say its worth watching for anyone. it is not one of those documentaries you see, and then wonder why they are showing this. its like they are showing it to you. its like a short movie. there are no perfect answers to the questions asked, and you have to "get it" on your own. well worth the time and money to watch this. the one who posted a negative comment on the first day. is saying "this film is bad". well it is. its not bad at all. its just different. there are so many things in it. i feel like i am just an observer. its like you are watching a movie and i am just watching. this is not a "thumbs down" film. its a "thumbs up". its a story about what you can do if you want to change the world. and i feel like it is worth seeing. and i recommend it.

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Patrick B.

this is an amazing movie that has it all. it's an awesome history lesson and a comedy. the main characters are incredibly likable and the movie is entertaining and entertaining. its not all hype and explosions. it's a great family film that's enjoyable. i think this movie should have a larger audience, because it is really good. i am a kid so i really enjoy it. the only problem i have with it is the end. but even that doesn't matter. just sit back, relax and enjoy it.