We opened our doors in March 2013 with one goal in mind: to serve entrepreneurs and business owners. Today our network of programs are designed to support both large and small businesses throughout southern Missouri. Whether you’re an entrepreneur looking for 1:1 assistance or a large employer addressing workforce challenges, we’re here to help you start, scale and succeed.
We’re proud to be part of the IDEA Commons district, Missouri State University’s vision for an urban innovation park.
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We believe hard work, determination, collaboration and good ideas are worth fighting for. We truly believe Springfield, Missouri, is where dreams can come true.
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We work together as a team of entrepreneurs, innovators and problem solvers to serve clients. Together with corporate partners and resource organizations, we serve startups and small businesses throughout southwest Missouri.
Springfield Innovation Inc. facilitates and supports the commercialization of research and shortens the time to market for new products while providing technical and entrepreneurial support.
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Find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions below. Contact us if we can help answer anything else!
The efactory is downtown in IDEA Commons. We are located inside the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center at 405 N. Jefferson Ave., Springfield, MO 65806. We have a second location in Brick City, Building 3 at 315 W. Mill St. (right across the road). We occupy the 3rd floor.
We are open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., excluding Missouri State University holidays. Depending on their membership level, most members have 24/7 access to the building.
There is a guest parking lot directly in front of our building. There is also street parking along Jefferson Avenue and other streets nearby.
Coworking is a flexible workspace option that brings together startup founders, small business owners, freelancers and remote workers to share a common workspace and build their networks.
Floating desk members bring their laptop, tablet, etc. with them to the building each time and take everything with them when they leave at the end of the day. Floating desk members have Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. access.
Dedicated desk members can pick a desk, set up monitors, leave notebooks and keyboards, etc. Dedicated desk members have 24/7 access.
Semi-private office members set up a workstation in a space at Brick City that has a bit more privacy with all the same amenities as coworking. This membership comes with 24/7 access.
These terms are interchangeable, and it’s really designed for someone who wants to work from home and:
We can be that place. Your mail can arrive at efactory and we can forward or scan and send digitally. Super simple.
Unfortunately, no. Each individual must have their own coworking membership if they plan to use the space. However, if one of you will be present more than the other, you may want to get a monthly membership for one and day passes for the other. Day passes are $20 each or 10 passes for $100.
If your team member will be working out of the efactory, then yes. However, if your team member only comes in for a meeting every so often, that person is considered your guest and does not need a membership.
If your client or team member is coming in for a scheduled meeting in a conference room, he or she does not need a membership nor a day pass.
If you join coworking in the middle of a month, you’ll receive a prorated rate for the rest of that month. Members are then billed on the 15th of each month for the following month. Payment is made online via credit card or electronic check. Recurring payments can be set up.
No. All coworking memberships are on a month-to-month basis.
Coworking members may receive mail/packages and use 405 N. Jefferson Ave., Springfield, MO 65806 as their listed address.
All private offices come with a 12-month lease commitment. Once the first year is fulfilled, companies may terminate their lease at any point as long as they provide 30 days’ notice in writing to efactory staff.
Offices range in size from 150 to 1,300 square feet. Our 150 square foot offices lease for $300/month. All other offices are $15/per square foot. (Ex: A 500 square foot office would be 500 x 15 = $7,500/annually or $625/month).
We have industry restrictions on our private offices due to the grant funding our center received to revitalize the building. We lease private offices to companies working in: manufacturing, health sciences, logistics and supply chain management, and technology (IT, software, energy solutions, agri-tech).
No, client companies are responsible for their own furnishings. Arrange and decorate your space however you like!
We have conference rooms and larger flexible rooms available for half-day or full-day reservations. Learn more about our reservable meeting spaces.