Introducing Mike Miller 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.

Mike Miller
General Partner, Liquid 2 Ventures
B.A., Philosophy, Michigan State University
B.S., Physics, Michigan State University
Ph.D., Experimental Particle Physics, Yale University

I mentor student entrepreneurs because it’s fun and fulfilling.

Mike MillerAs a mentor, I excel at…

Work life balance, venture capital, building the great group mentality, team dynamics/culture, Y combinator, seed financing, cloud architecture, M&A and life post-acquisition.

Don’t ask me about…

ESOPs.

The one thing people should know about me is…

I’ve had two sets of natural twins, so I appreciate the probability of rare events!

My favorite entrepreneurial book, blog, podcast is…

Don’t have one.

When I have free time, I…

Go outside: Sail, ski, backpack, mountain bike, twin wrangle.

I manage everyday stress by…

Feeding babies.

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

Beet salad with goat cheese, charcuterie plate, steak.

As a kid, I was fascinated by…

Physical science, basketball, and motorcycles.

As an adult, I’m fascinated by…

The potential of individuals.  My children. My wife.  And Dark Matter.

The person I admire most is…

Robert Oppenheimer.

I describe myself as…

Active, curious, unassuming, optimistic, technical.

My motto/tagline is…

Life is too short for anything but the truth.