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Efactory mentorship program returns

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The Efactory is again partnering with the Small Business Development Center at Missouri State University on a mentorship program.

First launched in 2019, the initiative pairs entrepreneurs with mentors in multiple industries. The program this year is being held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a news release.

“Networking and meeting people looks different in response to COVID, but we know entrepreneurs still need a means to bounce ideas off people, solicit feedback and get advice," said Paige Oxendine, program coordinator for the Efactory, via email. "The mentorship program allows these important connections to still happen."

This year's mentors, in alphabetical order, are:
• Courtney Dunlop, co-founder of Good Clean Wine and Good Skin Day;
• Margy Eckelkamp, multimedia journalist and editor of The Scoop;
• Ed Frindt, partner at venture capital firm KCRise Fund;
• Dan Kerr, principal at Flyover Capital;
• Will Stone, principal device engineer at Brewer Science; and
• Josh Sullivan, co-owner of Sweet Boy’s Neighborhood Bar and founder of Fried Design Co.

The mentors will be available for sessions in February and March, according to the release.

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