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Introducing The eFactory Accelerator Cohort #2


We’re excited to announce the companies in Cohort #2 in The eFactory Accelerator that will begin February 6th. Apt Crowd (Founder – Chad Boschert) is a solution focused text analytics company targeting engineering technical communities. They apply advanced text analytics algorithms that improve Q&A forum outcomes by connecting users with quicker answers, expert users, and

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Introducing Rosie


We are excited to announce the launch of Rosie! We’re partnering with The Network on this initiative to help support, assist and serve as an advocate network for current and prospective female founders, business owners and leaders in the Greater Springfield area. The goal of Rosie is to help connect, partner, collaborate and continue to increase the

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Member Spotlight: Wide Open Networks


BREAKING NEWS: The Internet is a big deal. Alright, this isn’t necessarily breaking news (unless you’ve been living in a bunker for the past 20 years à la Kimmy Schmidt), but it doesn’t make it less true. Matthew Thomas and Cameron Rose are making ripples in the Downtown Springfield community with their company, Wide Open

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Introducing The eFactory Accelerator Cohort #1


We’re excited to announce the companies in The eFactory Accelerator Cohort #1! Meet The Daily Scholar, Eagle Speak, MOFIN Labs and ShopZeely. The Daily Scholar is a comprehensive publication cloud-based software solution for education, businesses and professionals. Eagle Speak is a unique communication platform for businesses and teams. Unlike most communication applications, it runs behind the scenes,

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Community Spotlight: Amy Blansit


One could make the case that Missouri State professor, Amy Blansit, has a lot on her plate. When she’s not teaching for the Kinesiology at MSU or leading programming at The Fairbanks, a community center in the Grant Beach neighborhood, she’s working on her newest business, Solely Jolíe. This past week, Amy visited the International

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Member Spotlight: Interactive Dynamics


Jody Chaffin saw a need in May 2011. He and his partner saw a hole in small and medium size businesses in Southwest Missouri and sought to fill it. Mobile is the future. All of the signs were pointing in that direction and they took advantage of it. The App Pros moved into The eFactory

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The eFactory awarded Small Business Incubator Tax Credits


The eFactory has been awarded $75,000 in tax credits through the Department of Economic Development’s Small Business Incubator Tax Credit program. Contributions to The eFactory can be made in exchange for state tax credits. The eFactory is able to use the contributions for capital and other non-operating expenditures. “We are thrilled to again be approved

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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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