2017 Milwaukee Film Festival 9/28 - 10/12

Generation Startup

Director: Cheryl Miller Houser, Cynthia Wade

Film Summary

Documentary Festival Favorites | 1:32 | 2016 | USA | | View Website

With entrepreneurship at an all-time low in America (even more so in areas struck by economic turmoil), it's going to take young, hardworking people willing to sacrifice it all in order to make their dreams a reality for us to turn things around. And six recent college graduates are looking to do just that in Detroit, with an effort to utilize startup culture as a means of urban renewal. We follow these passionate individuals over the course of 17 months through setbacks, successes, hopes, and despair as they attempt to transform their post-industrial Rust Belt location into a high-tech haven of innovation.

Director Cheryl Miller Houser, Cynthia Wade
Executive Producer Susan Margolin, Lauren Zalaznick
Producer Brian P. Egan, Cheryl Miller Houser
Cinematographer Boaz Freund
Editor Kimberly Pellnat

Film Sponsor


Community Partners

United Adworkers, Redemann Creative, Byte Studios, Inc.