Entrepreneurs Forum.

Cultivate Lancaster Entrepreneurs Forum provides an opportunity for the thriving network of entrepreneurs, small business owners & business resource providers in Lancaster, PA, to connect, collaborate & grow.

Under the direction of the Lancaster City Alliance & ASSETS, & with the support of the Lancaster County Community Foundation, the bi-annual workshop series offers a unique opportunity for Lancaster's business innovators, influential thinkers & motivated doers to meet, network & share their experiences – all while learning about the valuable resources & small business support services that are available.

Next Event » 7/25/19

Cultivate Lancaster Entrepreneurs Forum #8: Fail So Good

July 25, 2019 | Zoetropolis cinema stillhouse

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For most emerging businesses, failure at some stage is inevitable. Maybe it's the result of an uninformed decision, or one that was made in haste. Or perhaps it's some unforeseen force that couldn't have been avoided no matter how prepared you and your business plan were. Whatever the means, the ends remains the same – you took a risk, and you got burned.

But as so many successful entrepreneurs will tell you, the failure experience has the potential to be the very game-changer that's needed to get you on the path towards achieving success of your own. At Cultivate Lancaster's Fail So Good event, you'll enjoy a unique opportunity to hear local entrepreneurs & community leaders share all the gritty details of the missteps, stumbles, & face-plants that helped them get to where they are today – from recounting why they failed to the lessons they learned as they pivoted, persevered, or just plain-old started over...


"It's good to learn from your mistakes. It's better to learn from other people's mistakes."

- Warren Buffett


  • 5:00-6:15pm » arrival, registration/check-in, casual networking

  • 6:15-7:30pm » welcome remarks, Fail So Good presenters, Q&A


  • Leigh Lindsay (Zoetropolis Cinema Stillhouse)

  • Daniel Falcon (Lancaster Cigar Bar, Old San Juan Latin Cuisine & Rum Bar)

  • Jess King (chief of staff for City of Lancaster Mayor Sorace, former candidate for U.S. Congress, former executive director of ASSETS)

  • Matt Ranauro (benefix)

  • Chris Kennedy (age2age)


  • Although previous Cultivate Lancaster Entrepreneurs Forum events have been free to attend, this installment requires a paid ticket & has a limited seating capacity.

  • Admission includes a drink ticket or medium popcorn from the concession stand for your drinking/snacking pleasure!

  • The event will take place in the theater side of Zoetropolis. If you plan to eat dinner in the restaurant following the Fail So Good event, please make a reservation!

  • Zoetropolis will be showing the film Echo in the Canyon following the event; tickets are half-price for Cultivate Lancaster attendees!