Introducing John O’Halloran 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.

John O’Halloran
CEO and Co-Founder, Trailfire
B.A., Government, St. John’s University

I mentor student entrepreneurs because I want to give back.

John O'Halloran
As a mentor, I excel at…

Business development, sales, marketing.

Don’t ask me about…

Engineering, legal.

The one thing people should know about me is…

I enjoy heliskiing, perhaps because of the risk.

My favorite entrepreneurial book, blog, podcast is…

Elon Musk biography.

When I have free time, I…

Ski, hike, travel, study guitar, news junkie.

I manage everyday stress by…

Exercising.

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

Salmon, red wine.

As a kid, I was fascinated by…

Adventure travel.

As an adult, I’m fascinated by…

Science, politics.

The person I admire most is…

Barak Obama.

I describe myself as…

Fun, curious, persistent, detail oriented, forward thinking.

My motto/tagline is…

Think big.