Brandon Cook

Class of 2018-2019

Indiana University, 2018
Neuroscience, Psychology

Why I chose ESTEEM:

I chose ESTEEM because I was looking for a way to pair my science background with the foundations of entrepreneurship in order to feel confident about my ability to de-risk ideas and bring them to fruition. Most of all, I loved that the ESTEEM program stressed the importance of making an impact and improving the lives of others through the entrepreneurial process.

My capstone thesis project and why I'm excited about it:

I am working with Medtronic to research a respiratory interventional technology that will provide a comfortable, sanitary, and more efficient form of life support than the systems that are currently in place. I am thrilled to be on this project because I will be learning a lot about medical technology, which I am very passionate about, and about conducting in-depth market research.

What I hope to do after ESTEEM:

After ESTEEM I hope to work in the world of start-ups. I plan to work on two start-ups throughout my year with ESTEEM with the hopes of eventually bringing those to market during/after the program. If that doesn't work, then I hope to receive a job working for a small start-up company.

What I like to do when I'm not working:

While I am not working I love to do anything outdoors, particularly hiking, kayaking, and rock-climbing. If I don't have time to go explore the great outdoors then I'll sit down and play the piano or guitar.