Austin Fry

Class of 2017-2018

Xavier University, 2017

Why I chose ESTEEM: The program was the perfect next step for me to bridge my analytical background to my ideal career path in consulting. It is rare to find such a program that continues to enrich your technical skills while preparing you to work in entrepreneurial settings.

My capstone thesis project and why I’m excited about it: I am working with Inovateus Solar to build an energy fund for their company. The project is great for me because it allows my analytical and financial skills to be brought into a business modeling opportunity. I will have the ability to work directly with the executive team at Inovateus Solar to build a business venture from the ground up.

What I hope to do after ESTEEM: The current plan after ESTEEM is to go into the consulting realm for a few years prior to beginning my own company. But after seeing all the opportunities possible after the program, I could see myself taking multiple paths that would all be fulfilling to me.

What I like to do when I’m not working in Innovation Park: When I'm not in the Greenhouse, I enjoy going for runs around beautiful South Bend and socializing with the ESTEEM cohort. We all have a lot of fun together ranging from taking trips to Lake Michigan to playing soccer together on the turf fields.