Introducing Barbara Prowant 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.

Barbara Prowant
Partner, Prowant Law
B.S., Business Administration & Accounting, Union College
Juris Doctorate, Law, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law

I mentor student entrepreneurs because I enjoy encouraging their enthusiasm and drive.

Barbara Prowant
As a mentor, I excel at…

Board development, corporate legal issues, corporate, formation/financing/deals, effective negotiation.

Don’t ask me about…

Kids.

The one thing people should know about me is…

I’m adventurous and curious.

My favorite entrepreneurial book, blog, podcast is…

Good to Great, various podcasts.

When I have free time, I…

Spend it in nature.

I manage everyday stress by…

Exercising (when I take the time…).

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

Vegetarian.

As a kid, I was fascinated by…

Foreign cultures (having grown up overseas).

As an adult, I’m fascinated by…

Learning new things; understanding other perspectives.

The person I admire most is…

Nelson Mandela.

I describe myself as…

Creative, open-minded, visionary, problem-solver, inclusive.

My motto/tagline is…

Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you are right!