Presented by RMI

A Pitch Worth $10,000

The efactory’s Pitch Contest is back and bigger than ever in 2020. We’re taking our annual pitch contest online, meaning you can watch the action from anywhere.

This year’s winner will walk away with a $10,000 cash prize.

Register to watch the event online on Wednesday, November 18 at 12:00 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST).

Watch Online

See Who's Pitching

Doug Harris, 3D&L

Doug Harris


Innovative plumbing support products

Jeff Marlin, Incent Local

Jeff Marlin

Incent Local

Connecting customers & local businesses


Racheal Odunewu

Purpose Connect

A new kind of hiring platform

Bill Shields, Aero Documents

Bill Shields

Aero Documents

Secure aviation document management

Jace Thomas, Hiperion

Jace Thomas


Custom technologies to power your business

Meet the Judges

Dustin Bobbitt

Innovation Program Manager,

Zola Finch

Zola Finch

Executive Director,

Danny Perches

Project Manager, Economic Development
Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce

Meet the Sponsors

Pitch Contest Presenting Sponsor

Supporting Sponsors

About the efactory

The efactory serves entrepreneurs through office space, coworking, training events, business consulting, and more.

We believe in hard work, determination, collaboration, and good ideas. It’s our mission to make Springfield, Missouri the best place in the country to start and grow a business.

We’re proud to be a Missouri State University program and to be part of IDEA Commons, Missouri State’s vision for an urban innovation district.

About RMI

RMI is a recognized 504 Loan Program leader focused on improving the economic well-being of individuals, businesses and communities. The RMI team has earned a reputation for excellence by consistently meeting the high standards of the commercial lenders and borrowers they serve.

RMI serves all of Missouri, Kansas, and Arkansas, as well as parts of Illinois.