Introducing Burt Goodman 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.

Burt Goodman

Chief Executive Officer, Vicoustic North America

I mentor students because I’d like to give back to the UW and my community – paying it forward by sharing my entrepreneurial passion and business experience with others. My goal is to really have an impact on someone’s life.

As a mentor, I excel at…

Start-ups, marketing, business development, leadership, sales, operations, product development, global sourcing, overseas manufacturing, supply chain and transportation logistics, contract negotiation, intellectual property and business law.

Don’t ask me about…

You can ask me anything

The one thing people should know about me is…

I don’t pull any punches.

My favorite entrepreneurial book, blog, podcast is…

Emotional Intelligence

 

When I have free time, I…

Travel

I manage everyday stress by…

Listening to music

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

Seafood

As a kid, I was fascinated by…

Science

As an adult, I’m fascinated by…

Business development, business culture, and operations process improvement

The person I admire most is…

My father

I describe myself as…

Ambitious, focused, authentic, kind, creative

My motto/tagline is…

Do what is right, not what is easy.