Fail Fest Returns for a Fourth Year

Fail Fest Returns for a Fourth Year

Launch Fishers is excited to bring back Fail Fest  for a fourth year. The one-day conference, celebrating failure’s role in innovation, will be held at Launch Indy at The Union 525 on Thursday September 21 from 9AM to 5PM.


“We are thrilled to bring Fail Fest back for a fourth time, and this time at Launch Indy, our new coworking location in the heart of downtown Indianapolis,” said John Wechsler, Founder and CEO of Launch Fishers and Launch Indy. “The Union 525 is an ideal venue for Fail Fest – it’s an ecosystem of companies and people who understand that failure paves the way to innovation and success.”

Building on the success of previous events, Fail Fest 2017 will include a wide-range of speakers including Chief Steve Orusa (City of Fishers Fire Department), Jeremy Brown (Nameless Catering Company), Jackie Bledsoe (JBSB Companies, LLC), Polina Osherov (PATTERN Magazine), Shelley Klingerman (Launch Terre Haute), Lindsey Erdody (Indianapolis Business Journal) Jenn Lisak (Sapphire Strategy), Rupal Thanawala (Accenture), Matt MacBeth (pi lab), Lou Gerig (Sease, Gerig & Associates), Kelli Jones (Be Nimble Ventures), Steve Cashdollar (Inspiring Greatness), Seth Meinzen (Neugistics, LLC), and Chief Mitch Thompson (City of Fishers Police Department).

Early bird ticket pricing is available now at $79.00 until midnight on August 31. General admission tickets will be $99.00. Tickets are now available at

Fail Fest is produced and presented by Launch Fishers & Launch Indy, and sponsored by Elevate Ventures, Nameless Catering,Metonymy Media, Barnes & Thornburg, City of Fishers, Indiana University, Iconic Digital Agency, Visit Hamilton County, Brosmer Photographic, and Clear Object.



About Launch Fishers & Launch Indy
Launch Indy is a 10,000 square foot launch pad for high-potential enterprises located in the Union 525 in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. It is the companion site to Launch Fishers, a 52,000 square foot coworking space in Fishers, Indiana. Created by John Wechsler in conjunction with the City of Fishers in 2012, Launch Fishers has grown to over 600 members in a wide array of industries and ranging from startup to expansion-stage companies. Launch Fishers increasingly serves as host for many statewide entrepreneurial support initiatives including Launch Indiana, The Indiana IoT Lab Network and The Indiana Coworking Passport. More at and