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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
Avery Hairston, Dextina Booker, Pamela Lewis, Kate Catlin
Country
USA
Year
2016
Audio Languages
اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
اللغة_العربية, 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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Brian R.

Can you imagine if someone had created this film and claimed it was the masterpiece? Impossible! It was an incredible journey and a great documentary. I had my doubts about Kevin Rose's ability to be the full contributor to this film but he was. He was very open and gave the audience a fair amount of insight on what it was like to be involved in a startup. He revealed a lot of details about what it was like to be a early employee and founder and to work for the founders and the business and to spend all your time building things. He was very truthful and it felt like he was not being told what to do but had to do it. He is one of the most well known tech entrepreneurs in the world today and it was great to see him being as open as he was. I would highly recommend this documentary for anyone who is interested in tech and startups or just anyone who wants to learn more about it.

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John

Not so great. The interview with the creator of the Zorro set in New York City, gives you a good idea about what the film is about, and the interviews with the other characters is an interesting look at the history of the Zorro, from the 1700's to the 1980's. I'm not a great fan of the 1930's Zorro, but I liked this movie for its history, and the way the makers made the audience realize that the Zorro was not about race or gender or anything like that. I think that this is one of the best films ever made about the Zorro, and a great way to learn about the history of a famous and colorful myth.

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Evelyn

A close look at the birth of the computer industry from start to finish with interviews with leading computer programmers and technology journalists. An extremely insightful documentary that you can find yourself rewinding the tape over and over again. This film comes highly recommended.

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Katherine

I'm still unsure if this is actually real or not. I have read some comments on this movie and, while I have to disagree with some of the points people have made, I do not believe that the movie has a "plot". The first half of the movie is a dramatization of the real-life problems of a new-start startup and the real-life problems of founders and how they cope with it. The second half of the movie is a report of the real-life problems of founders in a very similar startup, about which the most common errors are: making big promises, using old technology and having a difficult time keeping their promises. But the most interesting thing I have found in this movie is the idea that, with the increasing success of startups, it's the new normal to have big and bad partners. Even if you don't think that's true, you will have the same feeling as I do. And that's the thing. With the increasing success of startups, the relationship between partners becomes bigger and bigger, and the relationship between founders and their partners gets even bigger. At the same time, as they grow more successful, the amount of hype that goes around grows bigger and bigger. And that's the worst thing. You can get a feeling that you are in the middle of a big frenzy, or you can get the feeling that you are in the middle of a big frenzy. I'm sorry if I'm not convincing. All I can say is that the idea that "hype equals success" is a myth that has been used in advertising to the extreme. To me, it is just a myth, a myth that needs to be debunked. What I think, from the above discussion, is that if you really want to understand the rise and fall of companies, start by watching a documentary about the rise and fall of the companies that started in the last few years. That way, you will understand the difference between the hype and reality. If you want to know how companies really behave in the real world, watch the documentary The New Rich. For the rest, I recommend this movie. I really like this movie. It's very interesting and very emotional. If you are not satisfied with it, just watch the film again, and you will see a lot of details that I missed. The importance of hard work, the importance of good management and good sales, the importance of having a good board, the importance of being in the top of your company, etc.

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Victoria

There are a lot of bad reviews of this movie, but I disagree. The movie doesn't push any political agendas and it's factual, just like everyone else. You will see a lot of political statements, but that's just what we all know and don't need to be covered. I watched this movie with a lot of people from different perspectives, from people who are all very knowledgeable about the Internet, to the undecided and don't have any desire to be influenced by Internet propaganda. We were all shocked to see the most "politically correct" discussion happen on the Internet, at least by watching the movie. It's very strange to have some folks get shocked and even enraged to see people criticize the movie, but when it happened to me, I felt like I was watching it live, and it happened twice in one night. The movie gives a fair view, and the main focus is the Internet. The director and writer of this movie have the right to make their opinions about the Internet. I know this is one of the most controversial subjects and it's possible that many of the viewers will disagree with this movie, but I think it's worth watching for people who are interested in the Internet. I think the movie's main objective was to explore the Internet and its possibilities, not to push any politics. The movie is educational and informative and even funny at times. It's definitely one of the best movies I've seen in a long time.

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Eugene

It is refreshing to see a documentary about entrepreneurialism. It is almost a given in a social justice driven society that the young, who are our future, will lack the entrepreneurial spirit and will be driven by the work and not by the passion. It is fascinating to watch a documentary about the struggles of young men and women with the difficulties of starting a business, when the talk is about the top 5 percent. If there is one message that emerges from this film, it is that it is the bottom 5 percent that are the problem, and it is our lack of entrepreneurship that drives the problem. When this film was made, there were no professional economists to call the shots. It was an unknown documentary that was far-fetched, but we have to accept that we are at a certain point in the evolution of our species. I hope that a portion of this film is also used to educate those that do not know much about entrepreneurship. This film is not for the faint of heart, but I recommend that you watch it and consider it for yourself.

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Megan

I would have loved this film if it had been released at the time the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) was launched. The BBC was pioneering the world of global internet broadcasting and the films created from the BBC's expertise were being released internationally. With the BBC's hugely successful films such as The Wire and the award winning Shaun of the Dead, it would have made sense that they would be making a film about how to build a global internet network. This film doesn't, but it shows how the BBC did exactly that. The BBC gave the film the "Hand of The Creator" award, for best documentary feature film at the 2001 Black Film Festival. I've never been to the festival, but the award went to this film, so that's another indication of the quality of the film.

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Zachary G.

I was very excited to see this movie after reading so many great things about it. I am glad that I watched it and to say that I was not disappointed is an understatement. This is a truly inspirational film. I am not a scientist or a scientisty scientist, but I do know that it's not just about knowing about something or having an idea or a discovery, it's about being able to apply it to something real. It's about knowing what to do and how to do it. I want to be able to use that knowledge in something practical. I believe that being able to go into the details and answer any questions about the science behind it is the key to actually doing something useful. A great summary of this movie could be something like "don't go into this blindly and if you don't understand something, ask a question and then go back and look at the information and try to understand it more". It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or expert, it is an important step in becoming a real scientist. A great review for this film would be from "greekmood.com".

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Gloria Jacobs

Fully edited and beautifully shot. Filled with interviews with leaders of different companies, startups and the communities around the world. And it's all here, all the time. From those who are successful, to those who are struggling. And those who are in between. A must see for anyone with an interest in innovation. It's a unique eye-opener. I'd recommend it to anyone.

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Margaret H.

I read a comment on IMDb from someone who seemed to have a different point of view. I'm not going to rehash it here, but I will say this: If you want to see the end of the narrative world, this film is for you. It may make you feel a little emotional, but it won't change your life in any way. The truth is that the story is told in a fashion that people will already know, and if you don't, you'll come out feeling like you have a "story" to tell yourself. If you have a friend who has the same issues as you, you will know them. If you want to know how it is to be a young startup, it is a must watch. There are lots of "small" stories here, and I am certain that some of the people who work in the business will tell you stories as well. If you are interested in how things were for them, there is a lot of information in this film.

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Lauren Cunningham

The children who form the core of this documentary are really the heart of it. They are the ones who bring you the best, most original stories. The interviews with their parents and grandparents are really informative and show how this family came to be. I was really happy to see how thoughtful and caring the people involved were. Each one of them is extraordinarily likeable. These are people who are just so very good at what they do. I hope to see more of them. I also really enjoyed seeing the great variety of kids, parents and grandparents that helped to bring this family to life. They were very happy to be part of this project, and were genuinely concerned about how the children were doing. I would recommend this documentary to anyone who is interested in how kids connect with each other and the world around them.

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Justin Stephens

Well, I'm not a big fan of Duchovny, but I have to say that the guys who produced this, really hit the nail on the head. I thought that they should have named this "Rappin' with Duchovny" or "Duchovny with a game" but I guess they didn't have the budget or resources to do that. The one thing I didn't like was that I thought they had some very vulgar language in the intro. But overall, I think they hit the nail on the head with this film. I give it an A+.

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Johnny

I really liked this movie. At first, I was a little uneasy about the subject matter, but it actually turned out to be a pretty good movie. The biggest problem I had with this movie was the length. I was afraid that this movie would drag on forever, but I actually thought the movie was pretty interesting. I thought the pacing was a little slow, and some parts of the movie were a little hard to follow at times. This movie would be great for those who like to see their government and corporations exposed in an entertaining way, but for me, it just wasn't my type of movie. For the purpose of this movie, the movie was pretty good.

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Rose Watkins

The movie starts out with a short monologue from Jay, who as the narrator of the film, is a former employee of a startup who created a social network in his garage. He is now trying to reinvent the future for his startup using technology, but the problem is that he does not have enough money to pay for the best R&D. In addition, his idea is not very original or very promising. However, he does not see his startup will succeed with the current technology, which is not very different from his garage project. Also, the young people he is trying to reach out to in Silicon Valley do not see a vision of a startup with a simple product, but one with a lot of potential. The last two thirds of the film focus on these people and their struggles to come up with ideas for the future of their startups. The irony is that although their ideas are not bad, the founders of the startups do not see a future with them. This film is very well done, and with a good point of view on the younger generation. In addition, the movie gives insight on the issues that many young people face today and what they are trying to achieve in their startups.

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Michael

It's really difficult to get past the fact that not much was going on in the world of the internet for the last several years. It was a place where we could create, share and interact with friends and strangers, but when it came to sharing our work or connecting with family, it just didn't seem to be a great thing to do. Thankfully, that is changing and companies are using that same passion to help connect the world. In this short documentary, we are introduced to just a small handful of companies that are bringing this culture of sharing and connection to the masses. It is a brave trend for companies to take, but it's the way we want to share and connect with each other. Throughout the film, we are introduced to companies that help companies from their offices to their backyards to their most intimate places. From music to the arts to the writing process, there is something for everyone. This is certainly a topic that is more accessible than it has ever been, and it's great to see that more companies are using this technology to help them connect with their customers and their communities. The presentation at this event was great, but I found the conversation between most of the company founders, most of which were women, to be a bit predictable. They were able to get out and share their stories of entrepreneurship and the challenges they had faced along the way and the things that made them so passionate about their work. I think this was done really well and it showed how the founders and company owners felt about these topics, but it wasn't much of a way to get you to share your own story. However, this movie is really about the struggles that the founders have faced, and the challenges they have faced, which is a really good way to learn about the issues facing entrepreneurs. I would highly recommend it, and I am excited to see what it brings to the next few years.

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Tyler K.

The most difficult part of this film for me was not so much the story itself but the small moments that stood out as the most significant in the film. In a nutshell, it is a beautiful story, but the moments that came up the most were the most small and insignificant. The documentary had the effect of making me more emotionally attached to the person portrayed. It was a well-made, beautiful film, but the way it was executed and presented took the movie from being a memorable cinematic experience to being a forgettable and underwhelming film. Overall, the documentary was an excellent presentation, but the filmmaking was so bad that the results were very bad.

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Dylan Gilbert

You will find this on PBS as part of an "Making of" documentary series. There are many interesting anecdotes about the entrepreneurial and firsts of George and the other founders. The documentary is in color and focuses more on the historical background of the founders than on the company itself. The documentary has a short chronological history of the company as well as some of the key people in the company and their stories. While some of the stories are interesting, some are very boring. I think some of the interviews are historical inaccuracies as well. The documentary goes into some depth about how the founders saw the products and the people who sold them and how they saw the world. You'll also see what they did to make the company successful. It's all good but I'm not sure how to do a better job. In my opinion the documentary should be shorter because it covers a lot of time and you do not have to see all of it. If you have a few hours to spare and are interested in the founders of this company you might check this documentary out. You will learn more about them than you did in the documentary.

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Marie Estrada

Genus Startup is a documentary about startups and the entrepreneurs they have inspired. I'm in my early 30's and have been involved in startup entrepreneurship since a young age. I've worked with a few founders, investors, mentors and other people in the industry. This movie is very informative and makes me feel like I am back in the early days. I was very impressed with the tone, the cinematography, the editing, and the voice-over. The power of a smart, inspiring voice over was very effective. This movie is about what it takes to build a startup and is very informative and motivational. The first person narrator is very convincing as to what startup entrepreneurs have to go through. Some of the students in the movie also were very insightful, especially the ones with experience. This movie is not only for people with experience and experience in the industry, but anyone can learn from it. I highly recommend this movie to anyone who is passionate about startups and entrepreneurship.

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Willie

If you're looking for a documentary about a company, you should definitely check this out, otherwise skip this one and look up a book like The Internet of Everything, because that's definitely a movie about something else. This film is about companies and the impact that their Internet connections have on how companies operate and how they operate, it also digs into some of the issues facing the Internet. Some of the issues that the Internet has caused in the world are presented, such as (dis)connection of music streaming, (dis)connection of streaming movies, (dis)connection of file sharing and (dis)connection of WiFi access. But at the same time, the film explores some of the questions around the Internet, and whether it really is all there is, and whether it really is a game changer for our economy and society. It's about connecting to the Internet and connecting with it, but it also touches on some of the social issues that come up, like how companies aren't paying attention to our privacy, or the fact that companies are using people's data to the fullest extent, and it also touches on a few other questions, like: Will it be possible to control our Internet connections? Will companies be allowed to connect to our data to build products that can "always be there" or at least never go down? The film also touches on some of the social issues of social media, such as privacy, and data-mining, as well as the notion that we shouldn't be able to control our Internet connections, and how it would affect our privacy. It's not all bad, but it does hit a few of the bulls-eye. Not as great as a documentary as it is a feature length feature, but still a pretty good one. It's not great by any means, but it's good. It's not a great documentary, but it's not a bad one either. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone, but it's definitely worth a look. Rated R: Graphic Violence, Language, Brief Nudity, and Drug Use.

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Matthew

This film explores the pressures of today's startup community from a few entrepreneurs. The film shows how this pressure causes a new generation of entrepreneurs to focus on growth and not profitability. The challenges that these new entrepreneurs have to face, are different from what they face today. They face: building a team, growing a business and a product, proving to investors that they have the skills and ability to succeed, dealing with the scrutiny from customers and competitors, and how to do it all without getting into trouble with regulators. Also, the film shows some things that today's startup founders can learn from each other. While the filmmakers don't say it, it is clear that they are making the point that they are growing their business and making it successful. The film is well made, and it is a great conversation starter. The film definitely has a high level of truth. There are many people in this world that have been through this, and have lived this pressure. For example, if you are a high school kid with a business idea, and you are accepted to Harvard, then you probably do not have the ability to make it happen. If you have an idea to make a startup successful, then you will probably have the ability to make it work. The filmmakers did a great job of keeping a balance between the self serving, and what these founders actually want to achieve. For example, the founders of the movie are very honest in their conversations with the other founders and investors. One of the founders explains that he was a "full-time college student, and I'm making a startup, and it's really hard for me to stay focused". The founders of the movie were not given any special treatment. However, I feel that the creators of the film failed to give the audience the opportunity to learn about the pain points that they had to go through. It was important to learn about these problems, and it was a good idea to show some of the issues that the founders had to face. However, it was important to keep in mind that these issues are not unique to this generation, and that today's entrepreneurs face the same issues that are facing previous generations. If you are a startup entrepreneur, I feel that you should watch this film. You may be inspired by the film and learn something new. It is definitely worth watching.

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Angela

I was looking forward to this film. The director is a true innovator. It's a shame it didn't do well at the box office. I was stunned by the amount of people who were up in arms about it. I suppose that's what makes it special. It is a reality based documentary. It shows a bunch of entrepreneurs trying to turn a non-profit idea into a startup. The documentary does not shy away from those who want to "be the next Mark Zuckerberg", or "there is nothing new under the sun". Many people have taken advantage of these same people, even though their efforts are on the same plane as those who succeed in startup. It also shows the kinds of programs and resources that are available for those who are willing to change the world. The film does not gloss over the flaws, it does show how a nonprofit or government can do a lot to help people in need. The documentary makes you feel as if you are part of the team and you are part of a project. I was amazed that such a small documentary could have such a big impact. The documentary is hard to watch, but it is worth it. It does not gloat about the founders, and it doesn't minimize the mistakes. It shows you what you can do to change the world and how it can be done with technology. It is my opinion that the documentary will inspire many people to try to make change. The documentary has a message that is hard to ignore.