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Generation Startup – Entreprenuers Might be Down, but They’re Not Out

Did you know new businesses are at an all-time low? With all the big tech startups and brand new apps/products that have popped up over the past decade, you would think everyone would want to join in. Not to mention there’s more tools and access to more resources than there’s ever been for entrepreneurs.

So what’s the problem?

A number of things, actually.


Despite the tools and resources, starting a business has only gotten more difficult. There’s more regulations, licenses, and permits than ever. A new business securing financial assistance isn’t as easy as it once was.

Meanwhile, bigger, more established companies have gotten a lot better at adapting to current trends and culture, implementing that “cool startup vibe” that everyone wants to be a part of.

Truth is, the small business and startup world still hasn’t recovered from the recession. People as a whole are more cautious with letting go of their money. Many who once had the money and resources to invest in a company don’t anymore.

Then of course, there’s crushing student and personal debt that so many would-be entrepreneurs have. Simply put, there’s a lot of opposition to starting a business. Meanwhile, there’s lucrative job opportunities at established companies for those who have the skills.

For most people, a secure, well-paying job is preferable to jumping into a business making no money. But there are still some brave enough to face the startup life.

This is Generation Startup


For 17 months, a camera crew followed 6 entrepreneurs as they navigated the emotional and financial rollercoaster that comes with starting a business. The journey is not glamorous. These are people living day to day, waking up at dawn in their tiny apartments, riding to work in their beat up cars, and working until they’re ready to collapse.

The struggle is real. But so is the dream.

These 6 entrepreneurs have passion for their businesses. They love what they’re doing. Even when it sucks. Even when it seems impossible.

They push on with the hopes of success because they know they’ll never be satisfied with a typical day-job.

This film is being hailed as one of the most raw and realistic portrayals of early startup life. Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post, said it’s “an exhilarating, uplifting, and honest look at what it really takes to launch a startup” and “a celebration of young entrepreneurs”.

Simply put, if you’re an entrepreneur (or you’re considering making the leap), you need to see this movie.

We can help with that.

Come see our exclusive Ohio premiere

Do you live in or around Ohio? If so, you can catch Generation Startup in theatres on November 10. This is one of the few theatrical showings available in the whole US.

Launch Runner has partnered with Dayton Tech Guide to host a one-night showing at The Neon in Dayton, Ohio. Tickets are limited and must be purchased online before October 30th.

Click here to buy yours now.

If you need that extra motivation to get your business going, or you simply want to know you’re not alone in your startup struggles, this is your chance. Also, it’ll be a great opportunity for networking. The theatre will be filled with other local business owners and entrepreneurs.

The Launch Runner team will be there too. We can’t wait to see you!

Checkout the trailer: