Cultivate Lancaster #6

Thursday, May 3, 2018 | the Candy Factory

5:00pm – 6:15pm  ||  Registration & Networking

  • Networking Lounge

  • Food (for purchase) & Refreshments (complimentary)
    ft: Mad Dash, ROOST, & Good Spirits

  • Peruse The Connection Zone on the 3rd floor to learn about the many local business resource providers that are available.

6:15pm  ||  Welcome & Event Kickoff

6:30pm - 7:45pm  ||  Program

» 1st floor
» The Networking Lounge

The name says it all – comfortable digs with plenty of room for casual conversation to grow your network.

» 2nd floor
» Goldfish tank @ the TechCelerator

Have an idea or a business you're thinking about? Come pitch it. It can be an idea about tech, food, fun...whatever! Pitch with words, slides, videos to an encouraging group of people and a few nice judges who are more like goldfish than sharks. (The only requirement is that you keep your pitch to a max of 5 minutes.) In turn, you'll receive constructive feedback & tons of encouragement as the judges look at the quality of your pitch & your overall idea. The top 3 pitches will be awarded with some cool prizes, but all who present will walk away with something... It's a time that we can all listen to some cool ideas & get excited about innovation & invention.

» 3rd floor
» The Connection Zone

Not a fan of the off-the-cuff small talk? Head to the 3rd floor to engage in some facilitated conversations in small groups focused on a variety of interesting topics.  

» 6th floor
» Fail So Good

For most emerging businesses, failure at some stage is as inevitable as it is invaluable. The Fail So Good session offers a unique opportunity to hear local entrepreneurs & business leaders share their missteps, stumbles, & face-plants – from recounting why they believe the failure occurred to the lessons they learned as they pivoted, persevered, or just plain-old started over...  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Thank you to our speakers:

  • Timbrel Adidala, Lush Bazaar

  • Joe Devoy, Tellus360

  • Michael Bridgman, MajorMega

  • Jocelyn Park, Lancaster Transplant

  • Kevin Ressler, Meals on Wheels (recounting his run mayor)

  • David Botero 

7:45pm - 9:00pm  ||  Networking & Departure