Boot Camp prepares to kicks off in South Central Missouri

For the past year, Missouri State University’s efactory has offered the Early-Stage Business Boot Camp in Springfield. Thanks to grant funding through the Southern Missouri Innovation Network (Innovate SOMO), this series has expanded at no costs to participants. Registration is now open for residents of South Central Missouri to participate in the 8-workshop series set […]

Great leaders look for opportunities to change, evolve, adapt

Clif Smart, Teresa Coyan and John Jasinski sit at judges' table.

They say the only constant is change, and for us, that’s exciting. Being that efactory serves startups, entrepreneurs and employers across the region, we are surrounded by people looking to approach the world differently.  In addition to helping startups, we’ve served local companies with all sorts of coaching and developed custom training to drive innovation […]

Highlights of the first-ever MSU Innovation Accelerator

All participants of the first-ever MSU Innovation Accelerator

All the excitement and great ideas Our first-ever MSU Innovation Accelerator was a huge success (even though we had no power for a tiny bit). We had fantastic participants who shared their 1-minute pitches and then built strong arguments on behalf of the top 5 ideas.  Check out highlights from the early part of the […]

Meet your judges, resource team and coaches for the Innovation Accelerator

Lightning strikes over Hammons Fountain.

A big part of making the Innovation Accelerator a success is getting a big team together with one central idea: We want to help these ideas get to a yes. That’s why we bring together a robust group of leaders for you to have easy access to throughout the event. Your judges The judges for […]