Sam Krause

Class of 2017-2018

University of Notre Dame, 2010

Why I chose ESTEEM: I chose ESTEEM to gain real entrepreneurial experience and skills through the Capstone Thesis project. I already have an undergraduate degree and a law degree, so I did not need any more degrees. ESTEEM pulled me back into education because I would do actual work and not just sit in lectures.

My capstone thesis project and why I’m excited about it: My thesis project is in connection with my previous employer KSM Technology Partners and we are validating a web application tool, named Toffee, that allows non-developers to system test other web applications. I'm really excited about this project because we believe there is a strong market for this product, and I love working with the people at KSM.

What I hope to do after ESTEEM: I hope to be able to go back to KSM Technology Partners, and help launch our Toffee product. Using the skills learned during ESTEEM, I know I will have the skills and expertise to eventually start a business of my own.

What I like to do when I’m not working in Innovation Park: I love to spend time with my wife and two children. We enjoy being on Notre Dame's campus and playing by the lakes.