Introducing Minda Brusse as a Mentor for the Master of Science in Entrepreneurship

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.

Minda Brusse
Angel Investor

I mentor student entrepreneurs because I value what they can teach me, and I enjoy sharing the first-hand experience I gained through startup experiences.

Minda Brusse, Mentor

As a mentor, I excel at…

Early stage startup strategy and operations. Customer development, angel pitch deck approaches.

Don’t ask me about…

Detailed financial models. Deeply technical questions.

The one thing people should know about me is…

I value how creative fields (art, music, theater) intersect with startup formation and exploration.

My favorite entrepreneurial book, blog, podcast is…

Venture Deals by Brad Feld

When I have free time, I…

Play tennis and volunteer in the community.

I manage everyday stress by…

Playing tennis

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

Something I would not make at home.

As a kid, I was fascinated by…

The way business worked. In 2nd grade, I invented a pretend business called Davis Imports of America, Inc. and typed business correspondence reflecting how I thought the import/export business worked — lots of forms, deadlines, hiring/firing, building office buildings.

As an adult, I’m fascinated by…

New ideas and how people connect to solutions.

The person I admire most is…

Melinda Gates

I describe myself as…

Curious, Empathetic, Critical thinker, Ambitious, Giving

My motto/tagline is…

Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.