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Meet with a Mentor: Will Stone

Friday, March 5 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am • Organized By efactory
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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.

Mentorship meetings are free and open to everyone.


As a graduate of Missouri State University, Will Stone has spent nearly two decades in development of automation and monitoring systems ranging from intrusion and fire protection to remote industrial engine systems. Will is currently the Principal Device Engineer for Printed Electronics Manufacturing Group at Brewer Science Inc, located in the Jordan Valley Innovation Center.  The Printed Electronics program focuses on unique solutions to integrate flexible sensor technologies that monitor water and air quality for Industrial IoT solutions. In this position, Will and his team lead the development effort in printing and fabrication of these devices.

Will has previously served on boards for the Boy Scouts of America and Springfield Public Schools GoCAPS program. Always interested in a new challenge, he recently ventured into the world of real estate investing. His recently launched real estate management company is expanding into the travel and tourism industry of Southwest Missouri.   

Outside of work Will enjoys woodworking, spending time with his family in the great outdoors and traveling. 

Rachel Anderson
(417) 837-2600
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