Introducing Tim Elliott 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.

Tim Elliott
Founder & Managing Director, Amplify Markets
B.S., Accounting, University of Washington
M.B.A., University of California Los Angeles

I mentor student entrepreneurs because it reminds me what it’s like to have new ideas and follow your dreams for the first time. Also, when I was in school, entrepreneurship was not cool or even really talked about. I wish I’d had someone to mentor me! It feels good to give back and I always learn from the entrepreneurs as much as I teach.

Tim Elliott
As a mentor, I excel at…

Product development and commercialization, new market development, international business, fundraising/finance, operations.

Don’t ask me about…

Nothing in particular. Maybe don’t ask me how to write code.

The one thing people should know about me is…

Entrepreneurship is in my blood. I started my own company in college and have worked for 4 startups since. I love the idea of creating something no on has done before.

My favorite entrepreneurial book, blog, podcast is…

I like Lean Startup. For international social entrepreneurs, The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid is good.

When I have free time, I…

Spend time with my wife and daughter. We like to travel, hike, and go boating.

I manage everyday stress by…

A little meditation always helps.  Also, yoga.

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

Something I don’t make at home, like salmon.

As a kid, I was fascinated by…

Flight and Space.

As an adult, I’m fascinated by…

Flight and Space!

The person I admire most is…

Neil Degrasse Tyson. Love that guy.

I describe myself as…

Creative, disciplined, straightforward, open-minded, innovative

My motto/tagline is…

The only permanent failure is the failure to keep breathing. Try again!