Generation Startup

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.


  • Year: 2017
  • Duration: 92 mins
  • Production: Creative Breed
  • Director: Cynthia Wade, Cheryl Miller Houser
  • Available Versions: ENG
  • Country of production: USA



  • Transitions Film Festival (Australia), Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Institute (US), Rehoboth Beach Film Festival (US), 41 North Film Festival (US), New Hampshire Film Festival (US), Milwaukee Film Festival (US), Traverse City Film Festival (US)

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