Introducing Joel Proctor 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 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.

Joel Proctor
Lead Consultant
AIM Consulting & Impact Group

I mentor student entrepreneurs because I want to share my experiences with the hopes they will be able to more successfully navigate the uncertainties inherent to starting and running a business. And I love being surrounded by passionate people.

Joel Proctor, Mentor

As a mentor, I excel at…

MVP development, brand / sales narrative, market positioning, strategic partnerships

Don’t ask me about…

If I do not have the answer, I will connect you with someone who does.

The one thing people should know about me is…

I value direct and honest feedback and believe in the necessity of a growth mindset.

My favorite entrepreneurial book, blog, podcast is…

While not your traditional entrepreneurial books, they have had a large impact on how I frame business problems and make decisions:
1- Against the Gods, The Remarkable Story of Risk
2- Energy and Civilization, A History

When I have free time, I…

Read, bike, climb, garden, write, travel

I manage everyday stress by…

Exercise!

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

Something I cannot easily make at home.

As a kid, I was fascinated by…

How things worked and why they behaved the way they did.

As an adult, I’m fascinated by…

The building, managing and optimizing of complex systems.

The person I admire most is…

Many. One you know: Jack Dorsey. One you do not know: Richard Miranda.

I describe myself as…

Energetic, determined, passionate, curious, positive

My motto/tagline is…

Difficulty attracts the man of character, for it is in embracing it he realizes himself.