Introducting Brian Donaldson 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.

Brian Donaldson
Managing Partner, Gnu Talent
M.B.A, University of Washington
B.A., Economics, University of Washington

I mentor student entrepreneurs because I appreciate the help and counsel I received from my mentors when starting my career. It’s time to share my experience and to give back.

Brian Donaldson
As a mentor, I excel at…

Product & market strategies, leadership development & executive coaching, team building, social impact & philanthropy.

Don’t ask me about…

Nothing is off limits.

The one thing people should know about me is…

I love hanging out with smart people.

My favorite entrepreneurial book, blog, podcast is…

Crossing the Chasm.

When I have free time, I…

Ride my motorcycle long distance.

I manage everyday stress by…

Meditation.

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

Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad.

As a kid, I was fascinated by…

Fighter jets & fighter pilots.

As an adult, I’m fascinated by…

Leadership.

The person I admire most is…

Melinda Gates.

I describe myself as…

Genial, authentic, smart, funny, humble.

My motto/tagline is…

It’s always all about the people.