Mentorship Program

Mentor Sessions:

April 28 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm
May 4 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm
June 23 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Dan Miklovic

Dan is the founder and principal analyst at Lean Manufacturing Research, LLC, a member of The Analyst Syndicate.  In this role he advises software and systems providers that serve the manufacturing sector on product development and marketing strategy.  He works with end-user companies on setting digital transformation strategies and technology architecture decisions.  He is also a mentor for the St. Louis IT Entrepreneurs Network and for The Hatchery at the Olin School of Business at Washington University.    

His background includes 15 years as a manufacturing engineer in the forest products and chemicals industries, 10 years as a product strategy and marketing professional in the industrial software sector and 25 years as a market research analyst.  He has advised companies on product and marketing strategy ranging in size from three-person startups to multibillion dollar industry leaders.  He was an adjunct faculty member at Central Washington University for 15 years, is the author of a textbook on industrial networking, and has served on curriculum and faculty advisory committees for several higher education institutions.  He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri and a MS in Management from the University of Southern California and is a certified Lean Sensei. 

Sign Up to Meet

Let us know you’re interested in meeting with a mentor by submitting the form below. Due to the volume of submissions we cannot guarantee meetings. All information shared in mentorship meetings is confidential.

The efactory’s mentorship program is a joint program with the Missouri Small Business Development Center at Missouri State University. By signing up to meet with a mentor you will also become a client of the Small Business Development Center.