Public invited to “Generation Startup” screening, entrepreneurship event at KCC Oct. 24

Portraits of entrepreneurs on a text slide promoting a KCC screening of the documentary "Generation Startup" on Oct. 24.

Students, members of the public and anyone with an interest in starting new businesses are invited to attend a free screening of a documentary, “Generation Startup,” and a related business networking event at Kellogg Community College on Tuesday, Oct. 24.

The 93-minute film, centered around the efforts of young entrepreneurs to launch businesses in Detroit, will be shown at 1 and 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at KCC’s Binda Performing Arts Center, 450 North Ave., Battle Creek.

One hour prior to each screening – at noon and 6 p.m. – the Binda lobby will be open for business networking, with representatives from area organizations present to discuss local opportunities. Light refreshments will be available, and no RSVPs are required.

The screenings and networking events are being hosted collaboratively by KCC and the Generation E Institute’s Center for Entrepreneurship.

“Generation Startup,” released in 2016, takes viewers to the front lines of entrepreneurship in the United States, 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, the film is 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, “Generation Startup” celebrates risk-taking, urban revitalization and diversity while delivering a vital declaration: With entrepreneurship at a record low, the country’s economic future is at stake.

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For more information about the Oct. 24 event or about starting a business, please contact Cheryl Peters with the Generation E Institute at or 269-441-1238.

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