Mentorship Program

The efactory and Missouri Small Business Development Center at MSU Mentorship Program gives startup founders and small business owners access to experienced owners and business leaders. These experts understand the risks and rewards of starting a business. Mentors provide honest and practical feedback based on personal experience, not just business theory.

Mentors hold sessions on an ongoing basis throughout the year. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic mentorship sessions are being held virtually.

Meet the Mentors

Logan Aguirre: Publisher & Owner, Whitaker Publishing. Learn more about Logan.

Mentor Sessions:
April 7 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
May 5 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Courtney Dunlop: Beauty editor, brand consultant and serial entrepreneur. Learn more about Courtney.

Mentor Sessions:
Feb. 18 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Feb. 25 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Margy Eckelkamp: Multimedia journalist and agricultural expert. Learn more about Margy.

Mentor Sessions:
Feb. 23 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
March 23 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Brad Erwin: Founder, President & Principal Architect at Paragon Architecture. Learn more about Brad.

Mentor Sessions:
4th Tuesday of each month from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Ed Frindt: Partner at KCRise Fund. Learn more about Ed

Mentor Sessions:
Feb. 19 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Dan Kerr: Principal at Flyover Capital. Learn more about Dan.

Mentor Sessions:
January 26 from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
February 24 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Joshua Smith: Serial entrepreneur named to Inc.’s ‘Top CEOs Under 30.’ Learn more about Joshua.

Mentor Sessions:
March 26 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
April 16 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Will Stone: Principal Device Engineer at Brewer Science. Learn more about Will. 

Mentor Sessions:
Feb. 5 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
March 5 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Josh Sullivan: Creative genius and business owner. Learn more about Josh.

Mentor Sessions:
Feb. 25 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
March 25 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Sign Up for Meetings

Let us know you’re interested in meeting with a mentor by submitting the form below. Due to the volume of submissions we cannot guarantee a mentor meeting. We’ll be in touch using the email address you provide on the form with more information.

The efactory’s mentorship program is a joint program with the Missouri Small Business Development Center at Missouri State University. By signing up to meet with a mentor you will also become a client of the Small Business Development Center.