Meet the team
How can we help guide your journey?
John Wechsler has founded, co-founded, or served in C-level roles in several high-growth and venture-backed startups including Formstack, Formspring, and DeveloperTown. He is the founder of Launch Fishers, a launchpad for high-potential enterprises, and Launch Indiana, an entrepreneurial mentorship initiative. His newest venture is the founder of Indiana IoT Lab Fishers, a technology Lab and affordable workspace for forward-thinking creators building IoT technologies.
CFO and Executive Director
Director of Marketing and Communications
Rachel Drake serves as the Director of Marketing & Communications for both the Indiana IoT Lab and Launch Fishers. She has been with the team since late 2015, initially joining as Events Manager. In addition to managing our day-to-day communication and marketing efforts, she also coordinates space rentals and organizes events for our coworking community. Rachel is a 2014 graduate of Ball State University and lives in Franklin with her husband, Caleb.
Member Experience and Technical Support Manager
Jake joins the Indiana IoT Lab team after earning his Master’s in Information & Communications Science from Ball State University in 2021. Prior to that, Jake had a diverse professional history ranging from marketing, to iOS support, to event logistics, and photography and design, where he developed an analytical mindset and enjoyed finding ways to increase efficiency. As Member Experience and Technical Support Manager, Jake directly impacts membership growth and retention and provides technical support to members.
The spirit of collaboration extends beyond our walls.
In addition to our core team, the IoT Lab is supported by the exceptional staff at Launch Fishers, the City of Fishers, and community partners both public and private. We welcome you to stop by to visit this unique facility.