Reed Spivey

Class of 2018-2019

Hendrix College, 2018

Why I chose ESTEEM:

After I learned about ESTEEM I immediately knew it was exactly what I had been looking for in a graduate program. The curriculum is a great combination of technical skills and business entrepreneurship that is widely applicable in this growing startup culture.

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

For my capstone thesis project I am working with NovusFlow, a startup company that is focused on disrupting the beverage industry starting with single serve pods. I will be diving into market research to find out which segments of the market are most permeable for this new technology as well as getting to design the platform itself. I am very interested in design and prototyping so this project is super exciting and a great opportunity for me.

What I hope to do after ESTEEM:

After ESTEEM I hope to get involved in a startup of my own. The resources we have available as students make it hard to pass up the opportunity to try your hand at starting a business. .

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

When I’m not working I like to play the guitar, go camping, watch movies, and relax with the new friends I’ve made through ESTEEM.