Generation Startup documentary will screen in BHSU Student Union

Author: Gustave Karinen/Monday, November 7, 2016/Categories: 2016

The BHSU School of Business is hosting a screening of GENERATION STARTUP, a documentary that takes us to the front lines of entrepreneurship in America, capturing an in-the-trenches look at the struggles and triumphs of six recent college graduates who put everything on the line to launch startups in Detroit.

The film will be screened Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in Club Buzz on the BHSU campus in Spearfish.

The film is FREE and is open to the public.

Directed by Academy Award winner Cynthia Wade and Academy Award-nominated Cheryl 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.

The young men and women of GENERATION STARTUP are part of Venture For America (VFA), a program that sends recent college graduates to work at startups in fifteen cities around the country to train as entrepreneurs, and then helps them launch their own companies.

Despite the widely held stereotype of 20-somethings as blossoming entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship among 18-34 year olds actually is at a 24-year low.  According to recent presidential nominee Gary Johnson, "Showing up on time, keeping your word, doing a little bit more for people then you said you would do you know that is South Dakota.  Entrepreneurs coming from South Dakota will do well anywhere on the planet... Whatever you know, whatever it is that you do, apply it entrepreneurially.  There will never be a bigger reward then creating your own job." This event will inspire you to reach your entrepreneurial potential.  

SCREENING DETAILS:   Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 6:30 p.m.  Club Buzz, BHSU Student Union

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