Paul Shanahan

Class of 2018-2019

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 2018
Computerised Engineering

Why I chose ESTEEM:

I had gathered a lot of entrepreneurship experience through working in industry and extra-curricular activities prior to ESTEEM but I never had the opportunity in my undergrad or previous Masters to learn about these concepts in the kind of environment offered by ESTEEM so it seemed like a good fit.

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

I'm working on a Founder's Idea which I had prior to ESTEEM which applies AI in healthcare to help improve patient well-being while highlighting cost savings for healthcare facilities. I'm excited to incubate my project through my Capstone Thesis and the IDEA center to come up with a full launch strategy for my idea.

What I hope to do after ESTEEM:

If my Founder's Idea takes off, I would love to bring that beyond ESTEEM to scale it fully. If that doesn't work out I would like to work for an early-stage start up or a leading technology company in the area of product development.

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

I'm a music fanatic. I'm currently waiting on my guitar to arrive from Ireland! Soccer is also a big part of my life. I've really enjoyed seeing what downtown South Bend has to offer.

And finally:
Having already completed a Masters and with entrepreneurial experience, I wasn't initially sure if ESTEEM would be that valuable for me but there are so many different opportunities available beyond what the core course content entails that there are plenty of things to get involved in!