Introducing Jeremy Zaretzky as a Mentor for the Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Program

The Master of Science in Entrepreneurship is Foster’s new 12-month degree that embodies the startup process — from ideation and formation to execution and 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.

Jeremy Zaretzky
Co-Founder & President, WireSpring Technologies, Inc.
B.S., Economics, Duke University
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate, Stanford University
Managing Director of Founder Institute Seattle

I mentor student entrepreneurs because I love working with student entrepreneurs, and providing them with the type of mentorship that I didn’t have when I started my company.

Jeremy Zaretzky

As a mentor, I excel at…

Business models, product positioning, fundraising, operations, patents (I’m a named inventor on six US patents).

Don’t ask me about…

Sports.

The one thing people should know about me is…

I’m probably the only person in Seattle who doesn’t own a single pair of jeans.

My favorite entrepreneurial book, blog, podcast is…

GeekWire.

When I have free time, I…

Try not to spend the whole day in front of my computer.

I manage everyday stress by…

Focusing on my long-term vision and trying to take small steps that help me get closer to that.

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

Baked chicken.

As a kid, I was fascinated by…

The Walt Disney World Monorail.

As an adult, I’m fascinated by…

Sound Transit Link Light Rail.

The person I admire most is…

My wife.

I describe myself as…

Passionate, focused, diligent, open-minded, understanding.

My motto/tagline is…

Technology Executive, Startup Mentor and Ecosystem Builder.

Anything else we should know about you?

I’m a die-hard transit geek, and an amateur — well, very amateur — birder.