Ross Cooke

Class of 2018-2019

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 2018
Nanoscience - Physics & Chemistry of Advanced Materials

Why I chose ESTEEM:

No other graduate program offers the type of hands-on entrepreneurial opportunities that ESTEEM does. Whether it's the capstone thesis, the course work, or job opportunities at the IDEA center, everything about the course is geared to teach you skills that are extremely applicable to starting your own company or technology and business world at large.

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

I'll be doing my thesis project with NovusFlow, a startup company hoping to disrupt the beverage industry with multi-chambered beverage pod technology. I'll be working with another ESTEEM student to find a suitable market for this technology and then designing, developing and deploying a prototype.

What I hope to do after ESTEEM:

After ESTEEM I hope to either work for an early stage tech startup or go into management consulting. Eventually, I would like to get into the venture capital business.

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

When I'm not working I do kickboxing and I explore South Bend with other ESTEEMers.