UMKC Innovation Center partners with the university and the community to spark and sustain entrepreneurial efforts within our region and across the country.

KCSourceLink connects KC entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

MOSourceLink connects Missouri entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

Whiteboard2Boardroom connects entrepreneurs and businesses to technologies available for licensing.

Digital Sandbox KC provides early-stage proof-of-concept support for digital products.

Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Center provides technical assistance to startup and existing businesses.

ScaleUP! Kansas City helps businesses with revenues around $200K scale toward their first $1 million.

Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers helps local businesses obtain government contracts.

KCInvestED helps investors learn more about investing in KC startups.

SourceLink® helps communities nationwide build vibrant and vital entrepreneurial ecosystems.
UMKC Innovation Center

efactory

The efactory is an entrepreneurship and innovation center with programs and services that assist companies throughout southwest Missouri.

About

The efactory opened its doors in March of 2013 with one goal in mind: to serve entrepreneurs and business owners throughout southwest Missouri. Today our network of programs is designed to support both large and small businesses throughout southwest Missouri. Whether you’re an entrepreneur looking for 1:1 assistance or a large employer addressing workforce challenges, we’re here to help you start, scale and succeed.

 

Services include but are not limited to: incubator/private office space, coworking, an accelerator program, one-on-one business consulting, ongoing business training opportunities, corporate innovation programs, workforce and professional development training opportunities, professional certificate programs and more. Consulting and training programs at the efactory are hosted by the Missouri SBDC at Missouri State University.

Services

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Purchasing an Existing Business
  • Valuation

Economic and Site Development

  • Revitalization

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Obtaining Equity Funding
  • Technology Grants
  • Venture Capital Equity Providers

Human Resources

  • Employee Development, Hiring and Policies
  • Retention

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Research Projects

Legal Services

  • Patent Seminars
  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization
  • High Tech Development
  • Industrial Technology Research
  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)

Marketing/Sales

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research
  • Student Marketing Projects

Mentoring

  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking Organizations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Small Business/General

Office, Incubator, Accelerator, Laboratory, Kitchen and Meeting Space

  • Accelerators
  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Coworking Space
  • Incubator Space
  • Maker Space
  • Office Equipment and Furniture
  • Office Space

Operations and Logistics

  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)

Product Development

  • Patent Information
  • Product Design and Development
  • Prototype Development

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business
  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City
  • Hispanic Business
  • LGBT Business Issues
  • Missouri Business Issues
  • Native-American Business
  • Small Business Policy
  • Women's Business Issues

Regulatory Compliance

  • Patent Information
  • Registration, licenses and permits
  • Trademark and Copyright Information

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Obtaining Certification

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location
  • Startup Classes

Tax Services

  • State and Federal TaxTraining
  • Tax Credits

Technical Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Commercialization
  • Industrial Technology Research

Training

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Human Resources Training
  • Marketing Plan Development and Training
  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactRachel Anderson
Address405 N Jefferson Ave
Springfield, MO 65806
Phone(417) 837-2600
Fax(471) 837-2614