September 10, 2011
After the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the country as a whole is focused on the future more than ever. Five top notch leaders were chosen out of a hefty pool of applicants to attend the The Outstanding Young Person’s Summit (TOYP). Tricia Compas, founder and CEO of DayOne Response was one of the five leaders selected to attend based on the social impact she is making with the Waterbag. She will travel to Osaka in September to collaborate with Japanese social innovators, and meet with the Junior Chamber International. The TOYP summit is an opportunity for the world’s young thinkers and citizens to come together to debate, discuss and create solutions for the world’s various issues. Last year’s TOYP participants stated they had an unforgettable experience and even had the opportunity to meet with his Imperial Highness Crown Prince and the mayor of Osaka. Tricia is excited to share the vision of providing clean drinking water to disaster victims on day one following a disaster!
SoDayOne Response received a scholarship to attend this September’s Social Capital Markets Conference 2011 (SOCAP11) SOCAP is the premiere global conference focusing on the intersection of money and meaning. SOCAP11 will gather global innovators - investors, foundations, institutions, and social entrepreneurs - to celebrate directing the power and efficiency of capitalistic market systems toward social impact. We were also selected as one of the 16 exceptional companies to present at the conference. Amy Cagle, VP Business Development of DayOne Response will be speaking at the “Scarcity and Resilience” conference session and also presenting the Waterbag technology at the Innovation Showcase with the help of Cal Poly’s student researcher, Shasta Billings.
This summer, Tricia spent 6 weeks at the Unreasonable Institute in Bouler, CO. The institute was a gathering of 25 entrepreneurs from 16 countries. Tricia worked with over 60 world-class mentors, advisors, and business people and participated in workshops and community presentations. The energy at the institute was unbelievable! Check out Tricia’s final presentation at the Unreasonable Climax in Boulder, CO. Check out a video of Tricia presenting at the last event in Boulder here: http://vimeo.com/27422984 . Many thanks to all the contributors in the Unreasonable Marketplace who helped get make this happen. This was an experience of a lifetime for Tricia!