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Meet with a Mentor: John Horton

Monday, June 21 @ 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.


John Horton graduated from Southwest Missouri State University with a BS in Computer Information System and initially worked for a national software company in the health care industry. After 15 years and the company selling to a publicly traded firm, John started a computer sales and service business.   

Initially starting from working home, Layer 3 Technology ultimately grew to 25 employees and over $4 million per year in revenue. In 2017, he sold the company to a national corporation and worked the transition for two years. John has since started another consulting firm helping business with their technology strategy. 

Rachel Anderson
(417) 837-2600
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