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Posted to Fishers, Indiana on November 21, 2014 at 12:04 PM by Blog Admin
This week, we’ve joined the nation in celebrating entrepreneurs. In Fishers, we are working diligently to cultivate an environment where entrepreneurs – and their business ventures – thrive. Through a partnership with serial entrepreneur John Wechsler, we established Launch Fishers, a co-working space for high-impact, high-potential enterprises. Inside Launch, dozens of entrepreneurs fueled by coffee from Rise, the independent coffee shop inside, and boundless creative energy, work to develop and grow local businesses.
We recognize that the activity inside Launch is critical to our overall economic ecosystem, as true economic success is demonstrated by companies that start and grow right here in town. But sometimes, that activity includes failure.
On Wednesday, we gathered with many of those entrepreneurs from Launch Fishers and across the state for Launch’s first Fail Fest. Fail Fest is just what it sounds like, a festival celebrating failure. What many of these entrepreneurs have learned is that failure is just a stepping stone to success; and choosing to embrace it and learn from it is necessary for innovation.
Throughout the day-long festival, more than 300 attendees heard about the many failures of now successful entrepreneurs including Cha Cha’s Scott Jones, David Becker of First Internet Bankcorp, TechPoint’s Mike Langellier, Element Three’s Tiffany Sauder and local elected officials including Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann and Mayor-elect Scott Fadness.
The first Fail Fest was a success and we hope that our local entrepreneurs were inspired and encouraged to persevere in their pursuits of innovative endeavors.
Tag(s): Town of Fishers, Scott Fadness, National Entrepreneurship Month, Launch Fishers, John Wechsler, Innovation, Failure, Fail Fest, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurs, Economic Development, Co-Working, City of Fishers