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SPIN 66
Thought leaders. Trailblazers. Synergistic collisions. And plenty of coffee.

DATE

May 11th, 2018

LOCATION

The eFactory - 405 N Jefferson Ave, Springfield, MO 65806

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Speaker Lineup
Jeremy Clopton
Jeremy Clopton
What's Your Strategic Question?
Jeremy is the founder of What's Your SQ, a consulting practice aimed at helping organization's design a company culture that fosters innovation.
Katie Byers
Katie Byers
Building Big in the Midwest
Katie is the founder of HomeDitty, a mobile application that makes it easy to book and host concerts in a nontraditional venue - your home.
Mark Steiner
Mark Steiner
Building Big in the Midwest
Mark is the founder of GigSalad, an entertainment booking platform with offices in Springfield, MO and Wilmington, NC. GigSalad has previously named one of Missouri's fastest-growing companies and has also landed on the Inc. 1000 list.
Ellen Schaeffer
Ellen Schaeffer
Kickstart Your Dream
Ellen is the creator of PersistentSisters, a project designed to share the stories of courageous women throughout history. Her successful Kickstarter campaign has allowed PersistentSisters to become an ever expanding library celebrating the boldness of women.
Jesse Tyler
Jesse Tyler
Kickstart Your Dream
Jesse is a freelance web marketer who created Manuscripts with his business partner Giancarlo Ospina. Their Kickstart campaign was successfully funded in less than five hours.
Brandon Goodwin
Brandon Goodwin
Kickstart Your Dream
Brandon is the creator of blipcast, a device that streams audio to your smartphone, turning any pair of headphones into wireless TV headphones. He launched the project on Kickstarter in early 2016.
Maggie Glisan
Maggie Glisan
A Foodie Frenzy Lunch Roundtable
Maggie is the Senior Food Editor at Better Homes & Gardens Magazine, where she oversees all aspects of food and recipe development, creation, photography, and more. She will kick off the Foodie Frenzy Roundtable exploring innovation and trends in the food industry and its ripple effects into other areas of consumers' lives.
Matt Rose
Matt Rose
A Foodie Frenzy Lunch Roundtable
Matt serves as the Creative Director at Marlin, an advertising agency that works with some of the world's largest food brands. He's worked with giants such as PepsiCo, Starbucks, French's, and Frito Lay.
Chase Heilman
Chase Heilman
A Foodie Frenzy Lunch Roundtable
Chase is co-captain at Starboard & Port, a commercial photography team based in Springfield. Chase and business partner George Farris have extensive food photography experience and have worked with a wide range of local and national clients.
Liz Lidgett
Liz Lidgett
Designing Opportunity
Liz is an art advisor, writer, and video host. She is the founder and CEO of Adore Your Walls and has been a catalytic leader in the Des Moines, Iowa art community. Don't miss her talk on designing opportunity for yourself, injecting creativity into any type of work, and transforming your work life.

Agenda

08:00
May 11, 2018
Registration Opens

Check in, grab a coffee, and find your seat for SPIN66 2018. Get social with us throughout the day using #SPIN66.

08:50
May 11, 2018
Welcome

Get settled in for a great day as SPIN66 kicks off with a welcome from Paige Oxendine, Program Coordinator at The eFactory.

09:00
May 11, 2018
What’s Your Strategic Question?

Join Jeremy Clopton for What’s Your Strategic Question? How Asking Better Questions Can Foster a Culture of Innovation. Jeremy will explore how asking strategic questions can get to the heart of innovation inside an organization.

10:00
May 11, 2018
Building Big in the Midwest

The Midwest isn’t always the first place that comes to mind when thinking about tech that’s disrupting industries. And it’s definitely not the first place you think of when it comes to the music industry. We’re turning what you thought you knew on its head with a conversation featuring Katie Byers, founder of Home Ditty and Mark Steiner, Founder of GigSalad. Both are using technology to transform the entertainment industry from right here in the heartland.

11:00
May 11, 2018
Kickstart Your Dream: A Panel Discussion

What does it take to launch a dream on Kickstarter? We’re bringing together locals who have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly – and have lived to tell the tale! Don’t miss this talk featuring Brandon Goodwin with blipcast, Ellen Schaeffer of Persistent Sisters, and Jesse Tyler with Manuscripts.

12:30
May 11, 2018
A Foodie Frenzy Lunch Roundtable

We’re bringing lunch to you while you hear from a panel of foodie experts. Maggie Glisan, Senior Food Editor at Better Homes & Gardens Magazine will kick things off before we dive into a roundtable featuring chefs, food marketers, food photograhpers, and more. From menu concepting to food photography and everything in between, the Foodie Frenzy Roundtable will explore innovation and trends in the food industry and its ripple effects into other areas of consumers’ lives.

02:00
May 11, 2018
Designing Opportunity with Liz Lidgett

Liz Lidgett is an art advisor, writer, and video host. She is the founder and CEO of Adore Your Walls and has been a catalytic leader in the Des Moines, Iowa art community. Don’t miss her talk on designing opportunity for yourself, injecting creativity into any type of work, and transforming your work life.

03:00
May 11, 2018
Pitch Pit

Hear some of southwest Missouri’s top early-stage ventures compete for $5,000 in cash at this year’s SPIN66 Pitch Pit competition. Presenters will have 6 minutes to convince our panel of expert judges that they can take their companies to the next level. The 2018 Pitch Pit competition is sponsored by RMI, Inc.

04:00
May 11, 2018
Happy Hour

Hang around for the SPIN66 happy hour to connect with leading entrepreneurs, investors, innovators, and thought leaders from around the region while enjoying ice cold Mother’s beer. The SPIN66 happy hour is sponsored by our good friends at Headline Productions.

Pitch Pit

Pitch Pit

The Pitch Pit is an investment pitch competition that will pit five early stage ventures against each other to compete for up a $5,000 cash prize. We’ve scoured local incubators, coworking sites, and universities to find the top early-stage ventures in southwest Missouri. Our panel of expert judges will determine which one has what it takes to push their product or service to the next level. This year’s Pitch Pit competition is presented by RMI, Inc.

5

Companies

6

Minutes to Pitch

5000

Dollar Prize


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Sponsors

The eFactory is an entrepreneurship center designed to assist startup and growth in new small businesses and continuing education and training in mature organizations.

Serving as a one-stop shop for startups and small businesses, resources are provided by the Jordan Valley Innovation Center, Small Business and Technology Development Center and the Management Development Institute. Services include: business consulting, training and leadership development, incubator office space, coworking, accelerator program, mentorship and corporate innovation.


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The eFactory is home base for all things tech, innovation, and entrepreneurship in southwest Missouri. The fully renovated historic building in the heart of downtown Springfield serves entrepreneurs and innovators at every stage in their journey.
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