Notre Dame ESTEEM | March 27, 2015
Chris Freise, a 2012 entrepreneurship master's (ESTEEM) alumnus, has formed a startup with three partners to develop a novel application to promote wellness by tracking activities, making recommendations, and rewarding good behavior. After working at Epic, a healthcare software company based in Madison, Wis., Freise formed UpDown Technologies Inc., in January. UpDown plans beta testing and case studies this summer, and expects to enter the market by early 2016.
The UpDown Team with ESTEEM Alum, Chris Freise, second from right
Freise, who majored in physics and pre-medicine as an undergraduate at Notre Dame, originally planned to follow in his father’s footsteps as a physician but found his passion in ESTEEM after deciding to delay medical school for a year.
“Here was a way I could combine my technical knowledge and love for science with starting a business and making an impact on the world,” he says. “It wasn’t long after I started ESTEEM that I realized this was what I wanted to do. I’m happy where I ended up.”
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