The Grove City College Visionary Entrepreneurship Speaker Series presents the Epic Fail Fest at 7 p.m. on March 20, in the Sticht Lecture Hall of the Hall of Arts and Letters on campus.
In the speaker series, a panel of entrepreneurs will reflect on their past business experiences and explain how they turned their tragedy into triumph. The speaker series is sponsored by The Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation.
The panel includes: Clifford Hovis ’88, president of Hovis Auto and Truck Supply Inc.; Will Knecht, president of Wendell August; Kenneth Smith ’84, president of K. E. Smith Enterprises, LLC and Grove City College adjunct professor; and Cedric Lewis, serial entrepreneur and Grove City College adjunct professor.
“While it’s meaningful to study how entrepreneurs succeed, it’s just as important to understand the role of failure and how it shapes even the most successful of individuals in life,” Yvonne English ’97, interim director of The Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, said. “This event will help students to understand that failure is not the end of the world. Rather, it’s a natural part of the entrepreneurial process and sometimes more valuable in the long term to an entrepreneur than success is.”
The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will follow. For questions, call (724) 458-2003.