Introducing Yves Mizrahi 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.

Yves Mizrahi
President
Mizrahi Real Estate Strategies

I mentor student entrepreneurs because I want to pay it forward as a way to recognize the many persons that guided me while I was attending the UW and to those many key business leaders that mentored me throughout my career. I feel it is important to share my vast business knowledge and experience with those individuals so that they can integrate those key learnings into developing successful business ventures.

Yves Mizrahi, Mentor

As a mentor, I excel at…

Playing a leadership role in business analysis, planning and strategy development for innovative emerging retail and consumer concepts as well as top fortune 500 companies.

Don’t ask me about…

Ask me anything you like and if I can’t answer it, I will try and refer you to someone who can.

The one thing people should know about me is…

I am a highly focused strategic thinker, and detailed oriented individual, whose passion is playing a key role in collaboratively growing successful companies.

My favorite entrepreneurial book, blog, podcast is…

Books: Pour Your Heart into It (Howard Schultz), Steve Jobs (Walter Isaacson), Built to Last (James Collins)
Podcast: How I Built This (NPR & Guy Raz)

When I have free time, I…

Play tennis, get outdoors, fly fish, bike, travel and spend time with my family.

I manage everyday stress by…

Working-out at the gym every day and never missing a spin class.

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

I am an adventurous eater, especially when I travel. I like all foods but especially Mexican food and anything spicy.

As a kid, I was fascinated by…

Science and Nature.

As an adult, I’m fascinated by…

Technological and medical advances (AI, disease prevention and treatment etc.) and the evolving trends in the business world.

The person I admire most is…

Jeff Bezos for re-creating the retail world.

I describe myself as…

Strategic
Competitive / Driven
Focused Leader
Ethical / Honest
Confident

My motto/tagline is…

Always do the right thing in your business dealings (ethics, honesty, financially, treating people with respect and dignity, etc.) and success will follow.
Make your life’s work something that excites you and gives back to your community.