Our Story

Inside a former turkey processing plant in downtown Springfield, something special is happening. A business incubator, resource hub, support network and all-around great place to be.

We opened our doors in 2013 with one goal: to serve as a one-stop shop for small business owners and entrepreneurs in southwest Missouri. Today our suite of programs cover all the bases. 

The efactory offers small business consulting and training as well as leadership and professional development training through the Missouri State University Small Business Development Center.

Services also include: office space, coworking, an accelerator program, mentorship networks, corporate innovation, and more. We even have Rosie, a network for female founders and business leaders.

We’re happy to be part of the IDEA Commons district, Missouri State University’s vision for an urban innovation park.

Take a look at what we’ve accomplished together since getting started.


We believe in hard work, determination, and good ideas.

Our Impact

Our Impact
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Companies Served
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Jobs Created by Client Companies
$ 85 M+
Capital & Equity Secured by Client Companies

A Home for Entrepreneurship

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Coworking Members
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Private Office Client Graduations
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Square Feet of Leasable Workspace

Our clients create jobs, drive innovation, and bring solutions to life.

How We Do It

We make life easy for founders with flexible private offices that include plenty of perks. The efactory is home to more than 20,000 square feet of leasable office space. Private offices range in size from 150 to 1,300 square feet.

Coworking offers maximum productivity with minimal commitment. Day passes and monthly plans make it easy for entrepreneurs to get work done.

The efactory’s accelerator program invests in cohorts of early-stage companies that are preparing for rapid growth. The 12-week program provides founders with consulting, industry intros, and $30,000.

Innovation isn’t only for startups. We work with some of our region’s largest employers to foster a culture of innovation and continuous improvement. 

There’s always something happening at the efactory. Business training courses, Meetups, client socials and more keep our calendar full. 

Our joint mentorship program with the Missouri Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at MSU pairs entrepreneurs with real-world experts for candid feedback and advice.

Client Wins

Our Partners



View our 2020 Annual Report.
View our 2019 Annual Report.

All information is 2013 – present. Our Impact was last updated: April 28, 2021. Please contact efactory@missouristate.edu for more information.