Introducing Emilia Palaveeva 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.

Emilia Palaveeva
Principal
F Collective

I mentor student entrepreneurs because experience is to be shared.

Emilia Palaveeva, Mentor

As a mentor, I excel at…

Value proposition and strategic positioning

Don’t ask me about…

Financial modeling

The one thing people should know about me is…

I keep trying to learn new languages and develop my drawing/painting skills.

My favorite entrepreneurial book, blog, podcast is…

Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World–not the typical entrepreneurial book, but an important read for anyone who has ambitions to change the world.

When I have free time, I…

Read, travel, draw.

I manage everyday stress by…

Eating

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

Dessert

As a kid, I was fascinated by…

Growing up in a country that restricted travel, I dreamt of traveling the world.

As an adult, I’m fascinated by…

Still traveling the world!

The person I admire most is…

We are all human. Admiration is not healthy as it often leads to making compromises.

I describe myself as…

The Good: Curious, direct, honest
The Bad: Impatient, strict

My motto/tagline is…

“It’s not worth doing something unless someone, somewhere, would much rather you weren’t doing it.” -Terry Pratchett