Film series highlights tech startups – Crain’s Cleveland Business

Film series highlights tech startups – Crain’s Cleveland Business

They may not rival the “Star Wars” movies for a look at the future but a series of online documentaries will offer a look at how entrepreneurs are advancing technology.

North Coast Ventures and KeyBank are sponsoring a free, three-part series of documentary films called “Venture Flicks” that looks at technology and entrepreneurship. The series begins at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, with “General Magic,” the story of a talented tech team that shipped the first hand-held personal communicator — a smartphone — in 1994.

“This is an exciting opportunity to learn from some of the most powerful startup stories out there,” said Todd Federman, managing director of North Coast Ventures, a Cleveland investment fund. “Whether you lead, work for or invest in startups, there are great insights in these movies. If you are an entrepreneur, you will love these movies.”

“Something Ventured,” a film about how the tech industry was born by looking at the founding of companies such as Intel, Apple and Atari, will air Oct. 15. “CodeGirl,” which follows teams of young coders who enter a worldwide competition, will air Nov. 5.

Each movie will feature a panel discussion following the film, screened via Zoom, that will include subjects from the movies, relevant founders, investors and technologists. Federman said he is not aware of anything like this being offered for entrepreneurs, innovators, software developers and investors.

More information and registration can be found Source…