Introducing Chandler Lewis as a Mentor for the Master of Science in Entrepreneurship

The Master of Science in Entrepreneurship is Foster’s 12-month degree that embodies the startup process — from ideation and testing, to refining and preparing to scale. It blends the best of business school education, practical content, world-class Seattle connections, and time in the program for students to get their startup off the ground. Our goal for students: turn that spark into reality.

Chandler Lewis
Kauffman & Associates & Circle of Friends for Mental Health

I love working with students! I am a mission-oriented entrepreneur that has tremendously benefitted from having strong relationships with mentors during my career and recognize the impact and value that mentors provide to those they work with.

Chandler Lewis looking into the camera and smiling

As a mentor, I excel at…

Coaching and leadership development, social impact enterprises and business models, 501(c)3 & non-profit management, grant writing, organizational development, diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI), developing and delivering strategic intent, and data visualization.

Don’t ask me about…

Engineering, UX/UI and supply chain management.

The one thing people should know about me is…

I am passionate about improving the lives of underserved and under-represented communities most affected by the intersections of homelessness, addiction and mental health challenges.

My favorite entrepreneurial book, blog, podcast is…

HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Emotional Intelligence

When I have free time, I…

Enjoy cooking and playing tennis or skiing.

Chandler Lewis holding pair of skis above his head in the snow

I manage everyday stress by…

Making sure I take enough breaks throughout my workday.

If I’m going out to dinner, I’ll generally order…

Something new that I haven’t tried before.

As a kid, I was fascinated by…

Starting my own business.

As an adult, I’m fascinated by…

Languages and how language informs culture and world views.

The person I admire most is…

Roger Federer.

I describe myself as…

Adventurous, compassionate, disciplined, relationship-oriented, and accountable.

What is your superpower?

Social impact innovation and non-profit management.

My motto/tagline is…

It takes a village!

Anything else you’d like to add?

I love building meaningful relationships with like-minded people who believe that there is always a way to give back to your community, regardless of the work you are in. At my core, I strive to envision a world in which nobody is out of the “circle of human concern”, constantly seeking to find innovative solutions to enduring social challenges.