Ellen Joyce

Class of 2019-2020

Trinity College Dublin, 2019
Management Science and Information Systems Studies

Why I chose ESTEEM:

I chose ESTEEM because I had previous experience working in large businesses and consulting and from this, I knew I wanted to work in a small start-up or even better, my own start-up. I felt like I didn't have all of the skills necessary to start my own Silicon Valley company but ESTEEM could help me learn these skills. Hence, ESTEEM.

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

Acres Machinery - The creation of a self-driving, hybrid tractor.

The company is a small start-up in the west of Ireland who are at the forefront of the industry. It's a fast paced project that will be making a massive impact in farmer's lives.

My role is to integrate the software systems that will work together to operate the tractor. Additionally, I will help to investigate who would be the company's best partners in producing this tractor. I will be traveling around the US and Europe promoting the product and I get to work with a great team of people who are at the top of their field. It is the perfect project for me as I am able to improve both my technical and professional skills in unison.

What I hope to do after ESTEEM:

I hope to either start my own company or get involved in a startup that is in a very early phase. I want to get involved in something that will make a positive difference to people's lives and I want to have fun while doing it.

What I like to do when I am not working:

Playing hurling, football, any type of sports really, and discovering new places by getting lost on my bike.