Introducing James Maiocco 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.

James Maiocco
Chief Business Development Officer, Pushpay
B.A., Architecture
M.P., Planning
J.D., Law

I mentor student entrepreneurs because I am inspired by students.

James Maiocco

As a mentor, I excel at..

Business and Corporate Development; Venture Capital Fundraising / Financing; Executive and Board Management.

Don’t ask me about…

Product Development or Product Management.

The one thing people should know about me is…

I am a serial entrepreneur and relentlessly optimistic.

My favorite entrepreneurial book, blog, podcast is…

Tomasz Tunguz blog at Redpoint.

When I have free time, I…

Spend time with my family.

I manage everyday stress by…

Exercising and enjoying good food.

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

Ceviche.

As a kid, I was fascinated by…

Star wars.

As an adult, I’m fascinated by…

Software innovation.

The person I admire most is…

My spouse.

I describe myself as…

Curious, Passionate, Innovative, Optimistic, Authentic.

My motto/tagline is…

Life is short make it count.