2016 Indiana Coworking Passport Summit



Launch Fishers
Launch Fishers 12175 Visionary Way
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Thursday, September 29, 2016, 9 AM-4 PM

It’s been a year since we brought together the state of Indiana’s top entrepreneurial centers, innovation hubs and coworking sites for the Indiana Coworking Passport Summit. For the 2016 ICP Summit, we will once again stack the deck with insightful speakers, opportunities for best practices exchanges and peer-to-peer learning.


The 2016 Indiana Coworking Passport Summit will feature a day long series of discussions focused on adding capacity and improving efficiencies at the wide array of coworking spaces throughout Indiana.  The Summit is offered to attendees at no cost and lunch will be provided.


9:00-9:15       Opening Remarks by John Wechsler, Founder of Launch Fishers

9:15-10:00     Elected Official Forum on “Why to Support Coworking and Innovation”

*Scott Fadness, Mayor – City of Fishers

*Denny Spinner, Mayor – City of Huntingburg

*Tony Roswarski, Mayor – City of Lafayette

10:00-10:45   Individual Community Updates: Each community will be given 1 minute to present their biggest threat, weakness, and opportunity.

10:45-11:00   Break

11:00-11:45   Panel Discussion on “How to Start a Cowork Space”

* Ted Baker (Muncie Innovation Connector)

*Tyler Henke (Cowork Btown)

*Shelley Klingerman (Launch Terre Haute)

11:45-12:15   Lunch and Launch Indiana Update

12:15-12:45   Scott Dorsey

1:00-1:30       Indiana Economic Development Corporation discussion

*Jim Schellinger, President – Indiana Economic Development Corporation

1:30-2:15       Statewide Youth Coding and Entrepreneurship Initiatives

*John Qualls (1150 Coding Academy)

*Ray Niehaus (Mid America Science Park)

2:15-2:30       Break

2:30-3:00      Statewide Partner Update: AT&T Indiana

*Bill Soards, President – AT&T Indiana

3:00-3:30      How to stage Indiana for the future?

*John Wechsler (Launch Fishers)

3:30-4:00      Launch Fishers Tour