Virginia’s First Screening of Film on Young Entrepreneurs, The Startup Kids

The first viewings of The Startup Kids in Virginia will be presented by the Roanoke Blacksburg Technology Council, RBTC on February 19 and 21, 2013.

From The Roanoke Blacksburg Technology Council, RBTC:

The Startup Kids is a unique documentary by and about young entrepreneurs that explores the highs and lows of being an entrepreneur in today’s world. This film is recommended for any and all startup companies, entrepreneurs, students, and business professionals looking to be inspired.



The movie was made by two Icelandic entrepreneurs who founded their first company soon after the economic collapse in their country. The two young women traveled North America and Europe asking questions to learn what drives these young talents and to uncover how to become a successful entrepreneur. 

The filmmakers’ goal is motivate other young people to move forward with their dreams and launch a startup now. The women interviewed an impressive list of young company founders including Vimeo, Soundcloud, Kiip, InDinero, Dropbox, and Foodspotting.

“RBTC’s goal in bringing this film to Roanoke and Blacksburg [Virginia] is to foster and continue to grow the entrepreneurial spirit that exists here in our region,” says Derick Maggard, Executive Director of the RBTC.  “Our startup culture is very strong, and like the film relays, entrepreneurship is not just a business term any longer. Entrepreneurship is a way of life.” 

Admission to the screening is $5 with 100% of the proceeds donated to RBTC’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) program and toward purchasing robotic kits for the region’s participants in the VirginiaFIRST Robotics Competition. (Read more about the RBTC’s support of STEM on  Handshake 2.0.)

Film Dates

Only 140 tickets are available for each screening.

Tickets can be purchased online here.

The Roanoke Blacksburg Technology Council, RBTC, is a non-profit, member-driven association of businesses and organizations in the greater Roanoke – Blacksburg, Virginia region, working together to promote the growth and success of the region’s technology sector. The RBTC is building a technology community that is a catalyst for innovation, inspiration, success, and leadership within our region. Our membership includes more than 200 organizations of all sizes.

Handshake Media, Incorporated, parent company of Handshake 2.0, is a member of the RBTC and will be delighted to attend the screening in Blacksburg, Virginia.

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