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In Washington and around the world, Dan Baty sees—and seizes—business opportunities ahead of the curve “Not sure how you’re going to start this story,” says Dan Baty (BA 1965), with mischief in his eyes. Baty, the founder and chairman of the private equity firm Columbia Pacific Management, and longtime colleagues Rick Evans (MBA 1971) and... Read More

Introducing Jay Bartot 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... Read More

Introducing David Roberts 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... Read More

Foster Consulting Going Global: Doing Business in China Makes “Scents” for Seattle-based Fragrance Company

By Josina Garnham, Experiential Learning Manager Blackbird, a “fragrance design house specializing in perfumes, incense, bath and cosmetics” based in Seattle is seeking to spread its wings into emerging markets in China. As a small business they were challenged by determining the best way forward – how to navigate export issues, Chinese regulations for perfumes... Read More