Missouri SBDC at MSU & efactory Launch 'Supercharge Southwest Missouri' Initiative

The new program leverages a network of supporters and services to supercharge entrepreneurs, small business owners and innovators throughout southwest Missouri.

It's Time to Supercharge Southwest Missouri

The Missouri SBDC at Missouri State University and efactory are excited to announce the launch of Supercharge Southwest Missouri.

Supercharge Southwest Missouri is a collaborative, regional initiative designed to address the significant challenges facing entrepreneurs, business owners and innovators as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and directly support the needs of building and sustaining an entrepreneurial ecosystem. 

Through the grant funded program, participants unlock access to no-cost resources including business consulting, executive level mentorship networks, on-demand training and office hours with attorneys, accountants and other professionals.

Starting today, participants can sign up for business consulting, mentorship and office hours. A full suite of on-demand programming will be available beginning this fall as part of the program. 

More than 30 organizations have already signed on as Supercharge Southwest Missouri Supporters. Supporters share our commitment to supercharging the region by providing resources and support services to entrepreneurs, business owners and innovators within their networks. Learn more about becoming a Supercharge Supporter. 

“Southwest Missouri is truly where dreams come true. It’s the best place to start and grow your business and full of opportunities. As the front door to the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, we are excited to partner with so many supporters to supercharge our region and economic recovery efforts. This initiative would not be possible without the support of the Missouri Technology Corporation. MTC funding has allowed us to scale quicker than would have otherwise been possible, allowing us to serve more clients in southwest Missouri. We’ve been extremely fortunate to have a partner in innovation and are excited about the future of supercharging southwest Missouri, said Rachel Anderson, efactory Director.

Supercharge Southwest Missouri is funded by a Missouri Building Entrepreneurial Capacity Program (MOBEC) grant award from the Missouri Technology Corporation. The program is powered by the efactory and Missouri Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Missouri State University. 

About Missouri SBDC at MSU

With offices located in Springfield and West Plains, the Missouri SBDC at MSU offers one-on-one consulting and training to business owners and leaders. As part of the efactory’s business support program, the MSU SBDC helps accelerate Missouri’s economy by offering business consulting, training, and workforce development solutions. The Missouri SBDC is part of a larger state and nationwide network of business resource programs, funded in part through the University of Missouri Office of Extension and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

About efactory

The efactory opened its doors in March of 2013 with one goal in mind: to serve entrepreneurs and business owners throughout southwest Missouri. Today the center’s network of programs support both large and small businesses throughout southwest Missouri.

About MTC and MOBEC

The Missouri Technology Corporation (MTC) is a public-private partnership created by the Missouri General Assembly to promote entrepreneurship and foster the growth of new and emerging high-tech companies. 

The Missouri Building Entrepreneurial Capacity program (MOBEC) is a cornerstone of MTC’s investment strategy. Through the MOBEC program, MTC makes strategic investments that expand the support system for entrepreneurs that are commercializing new technologies or that enhance the capacity of Missouri to grow its innovation economy. 

The Missouri Technology Corporation works closely with Missouri’s Department of Economic Development. Together the two entities focus on supporting entrepreneurs, innovation, and job creation throughout the state.