Mentorship Program

A mentorship program designed for you

The Missouri Small Business Development Center at MSU and efactory 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. Find information about upcoming mentor sessions below.

Dan Cobb

Building healthcare information technology companies from startup through exit. View full bio.

Mentor Sessions:
Oct. 28, 2019 | 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Dec. 12, 2019 | 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Tamara de Wild

Legal counsel for a Fortune 500 company with an eye for innovation. View full bio.

Mentor Sessions:
Sessions to be announced soon.

Luke Kuschmeader

A serial entrepreneur who has moved from lawn care to remodeling to building an internationally recognized outdoor brand. View full bio.

Mentor Sessions:
Nov. 6, 2019 | 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Nov. 15, 2019 | 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Chris Lazzaro

Day job? Technology pro. Other job? Transforming the way institutions address compliance and regulations. View full bio.

Mentor Sessions:
Nov. 11, 2019 | 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Dec. 12, 2019 | 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Jordan McAdoo

Jordan is a community building, event facilitating, app developing, award winning, remote working powerhouse. View full bio.

Mentor Sessions:
Sessions to be announced soon.

Teresa McGeehan

From a crew member at the age of 16 to owning and operating 19 McDonald's restaurants with 1500 employees throughout Missouri. View full bio.

Mentor Sessions:
Nov. 8, 2019 | 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Dec. 13, 2019 | 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Scott Rogers

A transformational leader who is helping our region's largest healthcare system innovate from the inside out. View full bio.

Mentor Sessions:
Oct. 23, 2019 | 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Nov. 20, 2019 | 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Jeff Schrag

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

Mentor Sessions:
Sessions to be announced soon.

Jim Wilson

What happens when an M&A attorney decides to open a bar? It's bound to be interesting. View full bio.

Mentor Sessions:
October 21, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
November 18, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Ready to meet with a mentor?

Let us know you'd like to sit down with a mentor by completing the application form. All mentor sessions are 30 minutes long.

We will review each application and connect you to the mentors we think will be most helpful. Due to the number of applicants, we can't guarantee everyone will get a meeting with a mentor.

We will notify selected applicants at least one week prior to the scheduled mentor session. All information shared in mentorship meetings is confidential.

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