Introducing Mamtha Banerjee 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.

Mamtha Benerjee
Director of Technology, Expedia

I mentor student entrepreneurs because I derive great satisfaction from supporting the startup ecosystem and watching student entrepreneurs grow!

Mamtha Banerjee
As a mentor, I excel at…

Product development: MVP (from ideation to market), lean analytics, product market fit; Customer Development; Accelerators, fundraising & pitching for seed rounds.

Don’t ask me about…

Legal; Blockchain technology.

The one thing people should know about me is…

I am passionate about bringing more girls and women into STEM careers.

My favorite entrepreneurial book, blog, podcast is…

The Hard Things about Hard Things by Ben Horowitz.

When I have free time, I…

Spend time with family and friends, and read to catch up on new concepts and technologies.

I manage everyday stress by…

Running – its allows me to clear my thoughts and generate ideas.

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

Salad, Veggies & dessert 🙂

As a kid, I was fascinated by…

Books and mystery fiction.

As an adult, I’m fascinated by…

Technology – the explosive rise of voice assistants like Alexa; and growing leaders.

The person I admire most is…

Barack Obama

I describe myself as…

Passionate, focused, goal oriented, open minded, risk-taker.

My motto/tagline is…

Rules are meant to be broken and boundaries are a figment of our culture!