In this episode of 22Lightbulbs, Tricia Compas-Markman, founder and chief executive officer of DayOne Response, Inc talks about using engineering skills to produce life-saving solutions like reliable, clean drinking water during disasters. Think “water treatment plan in a backpack!” The DayOne Waterbag has proven to be a compact, low-profile and easy-to-use water treatment solution for a family.
Tricia has a civil engineering background with 12-years’ experience working on water treatment technologies for developing countries, such as Thailand, Nicaragua, Nepal and Haiti. She is the co-inventor of the DayOne Waterbag and her work has been recognized by President Clinton. She is an Unreasonable Institute fellow, recipient of the Junior Chamber International, Osaka Outstanding Young Person’s Award for social innovation, Creativity Foundation legacy prize winner, 2013 Engineers Without Borders Outstanding Member, 2015 Tech Awards recipient, and 2017 Chivas Venture USA Finalist.
Fail quickly and learn quickly. . . every failure is an advantage.
00:15 – Where in the world are you?
03:24 – Tell us about your company DayOne Response
04:02 – Describe to us your DayOne water bag
08:01 – What was your lightbulb moment?
10:00 – Designing an affordable and easy-to-ship bag
13:00 – The importance of designing your product with the customers in mind
15:15 – Tell us about your work with the U.S. Marines
17:40 – Tell us about the humanitarian side of DayOne Response
[The podcast name 22Lightbulbs is from Chinese numerology where the number 22 serves as the destiny number of individuals who are builders and leaders.]