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The eFactory Accelerator


Applications are available starting today (not an April Fool’s joke) for The eFactory Accelerator, a 12-week intensive program to jumpstart startup and emerging companies. The program will cover topics ranging from marketing to investor relations. Applications are available from April 1 – June 10, 2016. The eFactory Accelerator will have two cohorts per year and will

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Great Southern joins The eFactory as a Partner


We’re very excited to announce that Great Southern has joined The eFactory as a Partner. Growth, stability and community are at the core of the Great Southern Bank story. Great Southern Bank was founded in 1923, with a $5,000 investment, four employees and 936 customers. Headquartered in Springfield, Mo., the Company operates more than 100 offices

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Eagle Speak Wins Startup Weekend Springfield


This weekend, participants from all over Southwest Missouri competed to create the best startup company at the second Springfield Startup Weekend. High school students, college students and business professionals from Springfield and beyond converged at The eFactory in downtown Springfield for three days of intense collaboration. Over 30 attendees formed into five teams to work

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Dedication of The Perch


The eFactory and Brewer Science will be dedicating The Perch on Tuesday, May 12th at 3:30 pm at The eFactory (405 N. Jefferson Ave. Springfield, MO 65806). Missouri State University President Clif Smart and Brewer Science Executive Director of Global Intangible Assets Dan Brewer will be giving remarks. The eFactory, a Missouri State University program,

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The eFactory Celebrates Success and Second Birthday at First Friday Art Walk


The eFactory will be celebrating its second birthday as part of First Friday Art Walk on Friday, May 1st from 5-7 pm at The eFactory (405 N. Jefferson Ave. Springfield, MO 65806). It is also the debut of a partnership with the Springfield Regional Arts Council with artwork on display from local artists Stephanie Cramer,

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Springfield named a top city to start a business & access to startup resources


Springfield recently ranked as the 3rd best city in the nation to start a business and 1st for access to recources by a study published by personal finance site WalletHub. “This ranking confirms the progress we have made in just two years toward developing an ecosystem and culture surrounding entrepreneurship in Springfield, and we will

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The News-Leader: The eFactory’s programs are “incubating our community’s future”


The News-Leader’s Editorial Board published a recent article showcasing The eFactory’s programs as “incubating our community’s future.” They cited successful Springfield-based corporations such as O’Reilly Auto Parts and Bass Pro Shops as once being startups and mentioned that the new accelerator could help attract new potential business to our community. You can read the full

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Dedication of the CoxHealth Innovation Room


The eFactory and CoxHealth will be dedicating the CoxHealth Innovation Room on Wednesday, March 18th at 10 am at The eFactory (405 N. Jefferson Ave. Springfield, MO 65806). Missouri State University President Clif Smart and CoxHealth CEO Steve Edwards will be giving remarks. The eFactory, a Missouri State University program, is a technology-focused entrepreneurship center

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