Wechsler: Launch Fishers Growth 'Encouraging'

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The founder of Launch Fishers says he is seeing the impact the coworking space is having on the community. John Wechsler says the space, which opened its new 52,000 square-foot facility earlier this year, has surpassed 600 members, more than double the amount he had hoped for by the third year of operation.

Wechsler says the membership at Launch Fishers continues to rise as well as the number of new faces coming in to check out the space. "We've seen a whole host of new visitors to the building, people that have never been before (and) some people who have never been to Fishers before."

Wechsler adds, at 600 members, all of the offices at Launch Fishers are full but the facility still has individual member space and dedicated desks. However, he says there is a continual graduation of companies that have set up shop at the facility.

"There's this continual development of companies that come in," said Wechsler. "An entrepreneur with a backpack and an idea ultimately takes a desk. They ultimately take an office and then they graduate out and that's really the vision for Launch Fishers and kind of why we're here."

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