Meet the team

How can we help guide your journey?

John Wechsler

CEO & Founder

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 founder of Indiana IoT Lab Fishers, a technology Lab and affordable workspace for forward-thinking creators building IoT technologies.

Jason Pennington

Executive Director

Executive Director Jason Pennington is focused on supporting the needs of the Indiana IoT Lab members, partners, and their sustainable growth initiatives. Jason has more than 20 years of experience in the Process Automation industry, specifically in the area of applying sensors, software and services in a variety of industrial, agricultural, and municipal sectors. He’s successfully held leadership, management, and business development positions in his vast tenure with national and global divisions of Endress + Hauser.

Emily Petry

Member Relations Manager

Emily joined the lab after working around entrepreneurs at the Launch Fishers coffee shop since 2015. While new to the tech scene, she has several years of experience in management and event planning. In addition to taking care of our IoT members needs and engaging with our sponsors, Emily is pursuing a bachelors degree in psychology.

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.