Kenan Wursthorn

Class of 2023-2024

Drexel University
BS in Mechanical Engineering with a Concentration in Aerospace

Why did you choose ESTEEM?

I chose ESTEEM because the program gives me an unparalleled opportunity to start becoming a devoted entrepreneur and launching a business venture. The curriculum perfectly blends aspects of business management, marketing, product development, and sales to empower students to bring their ideas to market and change the world.

What is your Capstone Project and why are you excited about it?

Flagship Management is a service-disabled veteran owned small business that provides technology-enabled equipment services to the physical therapy, hospital, and luxury home fitness markets. Flagship manages equipment across the unit life cycle from equipment sale through delivery and installation, preventative maintenance, repair, and more. Their technicians undergo a lengthy onboarding and training process, which means it can take years for a single technician to become skilled in servicing a diverse range of equipment. This time-sink creates an obstacle that prevents Flagship from rapidly expanding their business. Additionally, technicians experience safety concerns and extended repair times due to working on equipment they are unfamiliar with. These issues often result in poor customer experiences. Flagship seeks to invest in the development of Project Journeyman, an LLM AI system that is trained on 100,000+ assets in the field, thousands of work orders, and OEM manuals to assist technicians with in-field diagnostics and repairs. Project Journeyman aims to enable rapid growth by decreasing training and onboarding times while simultaneously decreasing repair times and increasing customer satisfaction and retention. The student will validate Flagship’s hypotheses related to Project Journeyman and develop a cost analysis that will be used for a final go/no-go decision.

What do you hope to do after ESTEEM?

After ESTEEM, I want to work on some of my passions. As I grew up during social media’s rise to popularity, I have seen and experienced many of its negative psychological affects firsthand. I am passionate about bringing solutions to the market that allow people to live happier, healthier, and more productive lives.

What do you like to do in your free time?

In my free time I strongly advocate for physical excellence and spend a lot of time in the gym doing powerlifting, Muay Thai, and boxing. I also enjoy gaming, PC building, snowboarding, shooting, and riding my motorcycle.

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