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The eFactory is celebrating five years


Remember When? In March of 2013 Missouri State University set out to grow the IDEA Commons district and create a front door for entrepreneurship in southwest Missouri. Flash forward five years and here we are! A fully occupied business incubator, a bustling coworking space, robust trainings and business consulting, and some truly amazing impacts. The

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We’re looking for a student worker!


Join the eFam We’re looking for an awesome student worker to help with day-to-day operations at The eFactory. You’ll help with trainings, events, client services and more in an award-winning business incubator located in the heart of downtown Springfield. We’re most likely to swipe right on someone who: is available 10-20 hours a week can

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The eFactory wins InBIA’s January IMPACT award


We’re the university incubator of the month! The eFactory is excited to receive the January 2018 IMPACT award from the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA).  The InBIA IMPACT awards are designed to recognize high-impact organizations that are moving the needle in their communities and regions. InBIA reviews six categories of entrepreneurship centers, including: technology, mixed

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Meet Lance Coffman: SBTDC’s new full-time biz consultant


The Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) is excited to announce the hiring of Lance Coffman as the program’s newest full-time regional small business consultant. Lance is joining a team of dedicated small business consultants who serve hundreds of business owners annually through trainings and one-on-one consultation. If you’re thinking “Hey, that guys looks

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CellARide launches SnapVIN


SnapVIN is here CellARide is a technology company using text messages to revolutionize the car shopping experience. The group has spent the last six months fine-tuning their latest offering, SnapVIN. This new technology connects shoppers to the car info they’re looking for while helping dealerships learn more about who’s engaging with their vehicles. Awkward interactions,

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The eFactory Members & Partners Named Excellence in Technology Finalists


Tell Us Something We Didn’t Know Here’s the deal: We know that our members and partners are flat out amazing. We work with them every day, and witness firsthand everything they do to grow their businesses, support the community, and make Springfield a little cooler for all of us. And because we know how amazing

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Join the Cohort 3 of The eFactory’s Accelerator


The eFactory’s Accelerator program is looking for entrepreneurs with the next big idea. The transformational 12-week program provides early stage companies with resources, mentorship, and a $30,000 capital investment. Applications for Cohort 3 will close on February 28, 2018. Cohort 3 will be in session at The eFactory from May 14, 2018 to August 13,

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Find small business resources at Meet Missouri


Navigating the world of small business resources can be confusing. There are lots of groups, associations, and experts waiting to help you take your business to the next level. But sorting through all that information takes time, and determining which offers are legit can take trial and (costly) error. Meet Missouri: Resources to Grow Your Small

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Bright Ideas: Tech Faire Debuts November 3


A movement is spreading. Six minutes. Twenty slides. Innovative takeaways that can be implemented in real-time. It’s called Tech Faire. And until now it has only existed inside the walls of Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc (AECI). At AECI employees gather once a month to hear presentations from their peers. The presentations inform, encourage, and challenge the

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We’re at 💯 Percent Occupancy!


If you’re wondering why that parking lot looks so full, it’s because The eFactory’s business incubator program has officially reached 100 percent occupancy. That means each and every available office in the building is leased and occupied by members working on all things tech in southwest Missouri. The eFactory has been blowing past benchmarks since

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