Entrepreneur to share strategy of ‘Launch Fishers’

In order to stay competitive in business, entrepreneurs must learn to incorporate innovation and collaboration into their daily business routines.

One group based out of Fishers has successfully created a business model centered around that concept, and Wednesday its leaders will offer insights into its business success to Columbus entrepreneurs.

John Wechsler, a technical entrepreneur, and Fishers mayor Scott Fadness will share the ideas that led them to the creation of “Launch Fishers” at a lunch hosted by the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce.

Led by Wechsler, the Launch Fishers program was created to foster partnerships between Fishers businesses and promote innovation in the local economy.

The program now has more than 500 members, ranging from small start-ups to established companies that are looking to expand.

Wechsler also works with students to encourage them to take risks in the business field.

“He’s really trying to further develop the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Columbus,” said Cindy Frey, president of the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce.

In addition to Launch Fishers, Wechsler works as a consultant with Launch Indiana to share his formula for innovation and collaboration with other communities across the state, including Columbus.

John Ketzenberger, an Indianapolis-based business columnist, will moderate the discussion at the Clarion Hotel in Columbus. The event is $40 per person, and registration is required.

If you go

What: “How to Grow Innovation-Drive Businesses” Lunch

When: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 2480 Jonathan Moore Pike, Columbus

Who: John Weschler of Launch Fishers and Fishers mayor Scott Fadness will speak, business columnist John Ketzenberger will moderate

Cost: $40 per person, registration is required. To register, visit columbusareachamber.com and select the “Events” tab

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Olivia Covington is a reporter for The Republic. She can be reached at ocovington@therepublic.com or 812-379-5712.