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(231) 6.5 93 min 2016

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...

Starring
Kate Catlin, Dextina Booker, Avery Hairston, Pamela Lewis
Genres
Documentary
Director
Cheryl Miller Houser, Cynthia Wade

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Quality 480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres Documentary
Director Cheryl Miller Houser, Cynthia Wade
Stars Kate Catlin, Dextina Booker, Avery Hairston, Pamela Lewis
Country USA
Runtime 1H 33M
Description 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.

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Tuesday, 30 Jun 2020 08:21

If you're a millennial and you don't believe the hype, you're not in the right generation. Some of my favourite films of all time were the ones that were released in the 80s and 90s, 'Dazed and Confused', 'The Graduate', 'Good Will Hunting', 'Knocked Up' (and it was brilliant!) and 'Sex and the City'. 'Gweslotty' (remember that?) was one of those films that was released in the 90s, that was fantastic. So was 'The Notebook', and that film would've been top 5 in my books if I was younger. I know that 'Gwenslotty' was basically a drama about a guy who thinks he's pretty cool and is constantly bullied. Not in a good way, but that's what I thought. However, this film is a story about a group of people who are often bullied by their peers and are forced to put up with abuse and weirdos. Not all of these kids were doing it to be mean or cruel. I'm not a big fan of the 'teaching' films like 'Cheech & Chong's World' (although the acting was great in that, I was a little confused), and I'm not a fan of things like 'Kids' (the most annoying thing ever, with a sense of entitlement), 'The Matrix' (like a cult film, and an unhealthy dependence on plastic surgery) and 'X-Men' (not bad, but more like an excuse to look cool). 'Gwenslotty' was brilliant. At least I don't feel like I was turning on a film that could've been better than it was. It's a great film, even though there is no humour in it. I can't wait for the DVD to come out. I'm not gonna say it's perfect, because it's not, but it was fantastic, and I'm not gonna say that it's the best film ever made, because it isn't. I'll go on record saying that it's the best film I've seen, and I really hope that there is a sequel that people will enjoy (I know I'm not the only one who would love a sequel, but it is certainly worth a sequel). And I really hope that there is a movie that involves a teenage boy who has a crush on his teacher and his best friend. There have been a few but it would probably be the best of all time. Maybe that would be in 2015. I'm not a kid anymore, and I don't know if I'll ever be, but I've got some hope. It's not perfect, but it's a fantastic film. Just like it was brilliant, and I'm going to say this for every movie. It's brilliant because it is the best that could've been. I didn't really go into 'Gwenslotty' with a big expectation, but I found it to be a good movie, and I'm glad I gave it a shot. It isn't perfect, but it's brilliant, and I can't wait for the next movie.
Tuesday, 02 Jun 2020 03:03

I had the pleasure of reading the book about the day I graduated from high school. It was basically a diary, much like the movie. The main characters were the senior co-op roommates. One had a lot of advantages, one had a lot of disadvantages. The main character wrote a good diary, but she couldn't write much more than the diary. She just wanted to post it on social media, to spread it. The other one, the senior co-op roommate, wrote the diary. She felt that her life was important to her, and her diary made it very clear how important her life was to her. So I've read the book, and I really enjoyed it. I liked the movie. I was interested in what the kids in the first room did after they graduated, because that was one of the themes of the book. When I heard that they were going to shoot the movie, I was excited, and I was a little worried about the quality of the movie. I'm happy that they did a good job. The movie is about the 10th anniversary of the Day for Night event. It was an amazing thing. It was also an amazing event. It showed what was really going on in society. It gave people a voice. I've also read the book, and I really enjoyed it. I read a lot of comments about the movie. People say that it was boring. I say that they didn't show what was really going on. I think that the movie was the best thing that could've happened to the book. The main character in the book was so focused on writing, and the only thing she felt was to write, so she never had time to think about anything else. In the movie, she was obsessed with the events in her diary. In the book, she was more excited about the events of her diary, and how she felt. She also didn't write anything about the people she met, because she felt that it was important for her to write about people. In the movie, the main character is obsessed with talking about people in her diary, and about the people that she met. That's a very important part of the book. So the movie is good, because it shows that it was the best thing that could've happened to the book. It's interesting that they changed the character of one of the boys from the book, because I think that it would've been really cool if the movie changed it. But, the main character did a really good job.
Saturday, 16 May 2020 16:31

The HBO documentary, Generation Startup, is the most significant of the tech industry presentations I've seen thus far. The makers of the film did a great job at putting the different parts of the tech industry in a single story. This way, it was easy to follow the various stories as they connected to each other. The story is about Intel, the Intel Core, and the generation that makes it possible to run multi-core processors. The story doesn't focus on Intel itself. It concentrates on Intel's cooperation with AMD, specifically AMD's Polaris graphics chips and the implementation of a new standard, OpenCL. There are also plenty of stories from the industry's giants, such as Facebook and Google, as well as startups like Slack and Salesforce. In addition to these stories, there are plenty of discussions on related subjects. For example, one of the key topics covered is the split between traditional CPU and GPU computing, and how the CPU has become the focus for data science and machine learning. The filmmakers did a great job of showing what's happening, and where, with Intel. Intel's most important players are Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel Technology Group, Chris Kattan, VP of Intel's High Performance Computing Group, and Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel Architecture Group, are the major figures that make this possible. In this regard, Intel is to the industry what Apple is to the technology industry: they are the forerunner of the industry. Other important figures in Intel are CTO Jonathan Ive, Senior Vice President of Client Computing Group, Rich Semczak, Senior Vice President of Client Computing Group, and VP of Intel Advanced Technology Group, are the core of the CPU's execution. Most of Intel's major competitors in the CPU market are AMD, Nvidia, and Intel's new rival: ARM. It was fascinating to see how Intel's competitors are not nearly as aggressive as AMD in making new processors. AMD, Nvidia, and Intel are well aware that, regardless of how much profit they make, the last thing they want to do is destroy the whole industry. The other core of Intel's business is the HPC market. The most prominent customer of Intel's chip manufacturing is IBM, and they have been making hardware for many years. IBM runs its own chip manufacturing plant in Bedford, Massachusetts, and IBM's chip design is developed through a company called Applied Materials, one of Intel's many competitors. Intel has been in the HPC market for a while now, and IBM has had problems. This has had a large effect on Intel's products and in Intel's business. This is a complicated topic that should be looked at in depth, but the film is good at explaining it. In addition to all these different perspectives, there is also the story of Qualcomm, which is the number one chip supplier for smartphones, and is the largest supplier of chips for a smartphone, which is the same smartphone that runs Windows 10. Qualcomm is the number one supplier in this area, and it has had a large impact on the industry in the past, and it will continue to have an effect on the industry in the future. Although not covered in the film, Intel has its own chip manufacturing plant, which is located in Salinas, California, and it has been responsible for producing over 1,000 products, including microprocessors, graphics chips, CPUs, and GPUs. This is a tremendous company that's involved in a lot of hardware products, including chip manufacturing. This is a difficult industry to review, because it encompasses so many different companies, and it's very difficult to cover everything. As an example, Intel's annual revenue is more than twice the amount of Samsung's annual revenue. And that's not just Samsung's own revenue. Intel has had its fair share of success in the past. It has been a major player in mobile computing, thanks in part to Intel's technology in the first generation of mobile processors. Intel's success in mobile computing is not just a shortcoming of its own, but it's a source of concern for Samsung. Intel has also been the leader in the server market, and it has a lot to do with Samsung's success in the business. Intel was also a major supplier of graphics chips in the GPU market, which is the first wave of GPUs that are used in gaming and in the automotive industry. Intel's success in GPU manufacturing is what made the chip industry as we know it possible. The film is fairly well put together, and it also does a great job of balancing what
Thursday, 14 May 2020 01:46

In terms of a documentary film, this film could be split into two parts - one being about the founders of the early online (and that's all there is) sites and the second one being about the development of the early Facebook. After all, how many people do we know with even a passing knowledge of the early Facebook? The main point of this film is that, from a technical perspective, the site was very, very simple. The way the system functioned was pretty obvious, but the way it operated was quite mysterious, and the theories about the development of it were too complex and, frankly, not that well presented in the film. The founders do a good job in presenting all the technical aspects of the project and of the technology behind the platform, but the bulk of the film is dedicated to the development of the business side of it. In terms of marketing strategy, it's all very impressive to see the marketing campaign. I was quite surprised by how much they managed to use the viral feeling from the site, and how they can get people to read and share the website, and to spread the word of the project. The way they did it was very clever, as well as the way they promoted the project and created the infrastructure required to turn it into a successful business. I have to admit that I was quite skeptical about the business side, as most of the founders seemed to have few previous financial or business experience, but the film really showed how the founders did a great job to attract investors to their project and got all the necessary support to succeed. At the same time, they were successful at providing people with a reliable service, so they should be commended for that too. The main problem with the business side is that it's almost too confusing to get a handle on what exactly was going on, and it wasn't at all clear how to get a complete understanding of it. I think it's about two thirds of the way through the film that it starts getting better and clearer, but from there it gets very frustrating, as it just goes wrong on so many points. For example, the founders do a really good job of explaining the technology behind the web and how it works, but they don't explain how the website, etc. work. And then, when you go to use the website, you're not sure whether it's working or not. And finally, it's always the same problems of not being clear with the media. But the biggest problem with the business side is that I really didn't get the feeling of the investment. I mean, if you put all the money, people, and time into a project that is very much in doubt and where the personal gains are more important than the business gains, then why would you invest anything in a project that is so doomed and is clearly doomed? As for the decision to bootstrap a project, the founders show it to us from the very beginning of the project, but the bootstrap stage isn't detailed enough to make it clear what the motivation is for it. They did a good job with the period of time when the founders had to start getting into the business, but it doesn't show us much about the profit they made from bootstrapping. It looks like they just collected money and didn't give a damn about the business side of the company. I guess this is a topic for a future film. It's a little over-complicated for a documentary, but it's a very interesting and important topic to cover. I think there's a lot of potential for more documentaries about the early Internet and early business, and I really want to see more of them.
Sunday, 10 May 2020 15:18

Very good documentary about what it is like to work at the beginning of the internet age. The founders of four high-tech companies - the first generation of the internet were born as teenagers. The film is incredibly well done and at times is almost a documentary of the internet. The point of the film is that these founders of internet companies in the first decade of the twenty first century are living in their parents' basement. They are surrounded by their friends, their parents, their colleagues, their friends' parents. They are not allowed to use the internet. They have no idea of what it is or why they are allowed to have a computer. They have no idea of the future. The film has a unique perspective. The concept of the internet is presented as something different than what people think. The documentary is not about tech itself, it is about a generation of entrepreneurs. The subject is an extremely personal one and therefore is very touching. The documentary will not only touch you, it will tell you a lot about your friends and your parents. Also, it has a big message to it. The idea is not that the internet is bad. The internet is good. It is the internet. The internet will change the way we live, it will make us richer and more powerful, and it will change the way we communicate. The idea of the internet is important. It is part of the reason that we need to create the internet. But it is also part of the reason that we need to protect it. This film is extremely well done and probably one of the best documentaries I have ever seen.
Sunday, 03 May 2020 14:26

The film comes from the creators of Why We're Here, a documentary which documents the cultural evolution of early computer enthusiasts, the earliest core to the now-fashionable "millennials." The film begins with the recent launch of an ultra-low-cost home internet service called Mesh, made possible by the former investment by Silicon Valley luminary Tim Draper in the creation of Facebook. He didn't just create Facebook, he enabled the launch of the mesh network, which will likely be pivotal to the future of computing, because it will enable internet users to share files and keep data for longer periods of time. However, the net is not yet up, the internet of things has yet to be fully fleshed out, and the importance of this mesh network will be largely dictated by the critical market the company must attain in order to justify its existence. But before Facebook can achieve its goals, the media will come calling. In fact, the film documents the creation of the official Facebook website in a way that could be prescient as the internet of things develops. And, because Facebook is a company, it can leverage the new computing opportunities the internet of things offers, which is arguably more important than the internet of things itself. This is the first of three films about the origin of Facebook and the massive impact it had on the world in 2012. The other two films, Who Is Mark Zuckerberg? and Everything Is Connected, are much less impressive, with both detailing the various facets of the company that we don't need to see to understand. These films do, however, highlight the challenges facing Facebook in the near future, as the company must work to build a business that will serve as the foundation for the future internet of things. In a way, the other two films are also useful to look at because they have the opportunity to show the mainstream impact of Facebook on the world. I would have liked to see more of the social and financial ties that drove Facebook to be the success it is today. I also would have liked to see more about the social norms that led to Facebook becoming a success, but as it is, the film does a better job showing the consequences of a social network that is only one of many essential ingredients in a modern web. It is interesting that the two-minute clip of a female friend of mine (the person who started using Facebook) being met by an elderly man for the first time, when they first met, is the last clip in the film, which is kind of a downer. The irony is that Facebook wasn't really a network at all, but was instead a more utilitarian vehicle to facilitate connections between people, the very foundation of any network. I'm not saying that Facebook will become the internet of things (and that is a very positive thing), but I do think that Facebook has the potential to revolutionize the way we connect to information. It's just not a cable company anymore, but a global network that must be continually updated and maintained. If it can do that, it could be the internet of everything. So, if you want to see the history of Facebook and the company that really changed the world, this film is a must-see, but if you want a nice, informational film that will help you understand why the internet is important, it's a much more complete and enjoyable option.
Saturday, 25 Apr 2020 18:01

There are a lot of "endless" conversations in this film. That is true, but it's also true that there is an endless variety of people discussing the future of jobs and their role in society. The biggest takeaway from this movie is the idea that it's inevitable, as if it's a fact of life. It's fascinating that these conversations are so commonplace. I could see myself in a similar conversation. After all, the idea of how life is going to change in the next decade or so is so easy to predict. Even the details are easily figured out. How will people eat and what will they do if they have to travel for work? What will happen to jobs and what will happen to the future of work? How will the future of science and technology evolve? How will the use of computers influence society? For some, these questions are urgent and they want to share their ideas and experiences with us. For others, they are concerned with their own personal success, career and more immediate concerns. For others still, they just want to know what the conversation is about. While there are no questions about what will be the next job, there are plenty of ideas about how to get people to embrace their future. Many of these ideas seem very popular at the moment. Some of the answers are from people with PhDs or with a high level of experience in business. It's nice that a relatively new generation seems to be putting forth these ideas and proposals. At the same time, though, there are also plenty of ideas from very old people with less relevant experience. In one instance, a high-level executive is having difficulty expressing how important the use of technology will be in the future. He tells the audience, "I'm sorry. This is the last thing we're going to get right. It's the last thing we're going to get right. The future is very ambiguous. It's a very ambiguous world." That's probably the attitude that most people have about the future, and the one that most of us want to share. When I heard that, I wasn't very pleased. At least that's how I felt. It seems like an old man repeating the same old old arguments. What's more interesting is that he wants to make them public. I would have appreciated hearing that in a little more detail. These conversations are fascinating and well done. But I was left feeling empty.
Tuesday, 07 Apr 2020 12:29

Even if it's a bit too superficial to make us consider the complexities of the global economy, "Generation Startup" makes a fine case for the role of entrepreneurship in making "low-hanging fruit" profitable. After all, its not enough to make a pile of money or a brand, if your key ingredient is being a good steward of capital. The film is a very lively and enjoyable document of three entrepreneurs who are creating a world-class online marketplace called Market Venture. Unfortunately, Market Venture is not going anywhere and no matter how much money the trio pumps into it, it's still going to sit at the top of the heap. In an interview, Andy Kaufmann and Ben Dorfman explain their devotion to Market Venture. Andy says it's a passion project. Ben says it's a career goal. And they all agree that the most important aspect is making money. As they get older, they realize that there are other more important things like creating a company and protecting their intellectual property. (In the documentary, they even discuss how they might lose the intellectual property after their success and then sell it to the highest bidder.) It's a good film to help people think about the complexity of entrepreneurship. And it's interesting to see how a bunch of twenty-somethings can overcome great odds in a competitive market. Just because you're born with money doesn't mean that you have to invest it. All it takes is the right materials and the right attitude. Market Venture is a success story about one guy's passion project.


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