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Meet with a Mentor: Dan Miklovic

Tuesday, May 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm • 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.


Dan is the founder and principal analyst at Lean Manufacturing Research, LLC, a member of The Analyst Syndicate.  In this role he advises software and systems providers that serve the manufacturing sector on product development and marketing strategy.  He works with end-user companies on setting digital transformation strategies and technology architecture decisions.  He is also a mentor for the St. Louis IT Entrepreneurs Network and for The Hatchery at the Olin School of Business at Washington University.    

His background includes 15 years as a manufacturing engineer in the forest products and chemicals industries, 10 years as a product strategy and marketing professional in the industrial software sector and 25 years as a market research analyst.  He has advised companies on product and marketing strategy ranging in size from three-person startups to multibillion dollar industry leaders.  He was an adjunct faculty member at Central Washington University for 15 years, is the author of a textbook on industrial networking, and has served on curriculum and faculty advisory committees for several higher education institutions.  He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri and a MS in Management from the University of Southern California and is a certified Lean Sensei. 

Rachel Anderson
(417) 837-2600
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