Capstone – Project

Scaling Market Research and Designing Digital Products to Support it

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Project Synopsis

Work with a start-up company in its early stages of development by researching the market for this company’s concept: a flexible workspace that would allow people outside of cities (suburb, smaller urban) to practice flexible work. The flexible workspace concept is aimed at both individuals and business, giving workers an opportunity to have a proper workstation set up, good technology, and other facets of flexible working in their own neighborhood in a cafe-style environment. The launch location is located in the East Bay area of San Francisco,  California, however the company anticipates franchising the business in the future.

For this project, there are three central objectives:

  1. We want to understand needs and appetites of businesses as users/consumers, with 25-150 employees for flexible workspace. As work styles and dynamics continue to change post-pandemic, companies are expected to change their patterns of  real estate consumption. Research should reveal how companies are thinking about workspace as a perk, what their appetite is for paying for flexible workspace in their employee’s communities and give their employees the autonomy to work where they want.
  2. We also want to understand specifically what individual users’ expectations are for accessing and using a space like this. Wanting to understand what their needs, technology, user experience wants in a workspace like this. We are considering active user work profiles, where activation and utilization of spaces will be contingent upon creating a digital product that allows people to use the space seamlessly (space and operations) reserve a desk, order a coffee, etc. all within one digital app. 
  3. We anticipate the app will be an integral part of system management utilized by the owner/operator, who is able to see the space from the back-end. As a franchised operation, the data from each location would presumably be gathered by the WorkBistro parent company to understand the overall metrics of the network and inform decision-making, resourcing and planning.



Project Topics


Research & Development

Sales & Business Development

Company Information

HQSan Francisco, Bay Area
StagePre-Revenue Startup
Hiring PotentialFollow-on Projects, Formal Internship

Company Overview

focus, on-demand, just around the corner

Experiential Learning Program Details

Engagement Format -
Students EnrolledN/A
Meeting Day & TimeN/A
Student Time Commitment1-3 Hours Per Week
Company Time Commitment1 Hour

Program Timeline

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Key Project Milestones

  • August 3, 2021 - Dive Into the WorkBistro Concept


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  • August 18, 2021 - TBD


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  • September 1, 2021 - TBD


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  • September 15, 2021 - TBD


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Industry Mentors

Company Admin

Adam Goldstein

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Academic Mentors

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Assigned Students

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