Mentorship designed for entrepreneurs

The efactory and Missouri Small Business Development Center at Missouri State University are excited to launch a new mentorship program to assist local entrepreneurs.

Through the program, founders and small business owners will gain access to some of our community’s most experienced owners and business leaders.

Experienced experts

Today’s business owners are looking for honest advice and practical feedback. Our curated group of business mentors have diverse backgrounds, a wide range of skill sets, and understand what it’s like to be a business owner.

They’ve built brands, launched products, and scaled operations. And now they’re sharing their expertise with us.

Meet the mentors

We’ve gathered a great group of mentors for the program’s pilot run. Additional mentors will debut after the new year.

Meet the nine pros who are helping us kick things off.

Dan Cobb

Dan Cobb

An experienced entrepreneur who has built, scaled, and successfully exited multiple healthcare technology companies. Learn more about Dan.

Tamara de Wild

Tamara de Wild

Legal counsel with an eye for innovation. Learn more about Tamara.

Luke Kuschmeader

Luke Kuschmeader

A serial entrepreneur who has most recently built and grown an internationally recognized product line. Learn more about Luke.

Chris Lazzaro

Chris Lazzaro

Technology pro. Adjunct instructor. Startup founder. Revolutionary. Learn more about Chris.

Jordan McAdoo

Jordan McAdoo

Community building, event facilitating, app developing, remote working powerhouse. Learn more about Jordan.

Teresa McGeehan

Teresa McGeehan

From being a 16 year old crew member to owning 19 McDonald’s with 1500 employees across the state. Learn more about Teresa.

Scott Rogers

Scott Rogers

Helping our region’s largest employer innovate from the inside out. Learn more about Scott.

Jeff Schrag

Jeff Schrag

It’s about more than beer. Schrag has owned and operated multiple business with ties to media, retail, and hospitality. Learn more about Jeff.

Jim Wilson

Jim Wilson

What happens when an M&A attorney decides to open a bar? It’s bound to be interesting. Learn more about Jim.

Thanks to our supporters

This program is made possible through the generous support of the Missouri Technology Corporation, a program of the Missouri Department of Economic Development.