Lou Goldish is Senior Advisor on the staff of the MIT Venture Mentoring Service. VMS provides mentoring and business-development counseling to start-up and early-stage companies established by MIT alumni, faculty, staff, and students. Lou was a founder and Managing Director of consulting firm Data and Strategies Group and spent 35 years as a management consultant to corporations offering industrial, commercial, and technology based products and services. Prior to joining MIT Lou was Relationship Manager for a leading supplier of management software for very large data-based enterprise systems. Lou received a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Case Institute of Technology and M.S. degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.