We know that continuous feedback and testing is about more than just building the best product. For us, it’s about earning trust and being an active part of our community, in and outside of technology.
As a homegrown, community-centered business, we work alongside our local community for direct input on the products we build for them. Our partners are a key part of our success, both in research and in development.
Keep scrolling to learn more about our partners and how you can get involved.
Oregon State University was our earliest supporter and first partner. Led by Emergency Preparedness Manager Mike Bamberger CEM®, ORCEM, MEP, OSU Emergency Management has been a constant source of product feedback and validation. They continue to motivate us to rise to the challenge of being different in how we serve our community.
As OSU's Department of Public Safety evolves, HazAdapt will continue to grow and adapt with them for a future of inclusive, transparent, accountable, and community-centered public safety and emergency response.
Oregon State University has also been a key supporter and partner of our startup growth through the Advantage Accelerator business incubator and the InnovationX Launch Academy.
Knowing your community is important. Gaining their support is mission-critical. So even before HazAdapt was a business, we took our idea to our community.
In May 2019, we presented the concept of HazAdapt to Benton County Emergency Manager Bryan Lee and City of Corvallis Emergency Manager Dave Busby during the Imagine Corvallis 2040 emergency innovation event. With a "go get 'em kid" and a small grant from the community, we began an enduring relationship with our local emergency professionals.
Since then, HazAdapt has continued to serve our community alongside these professionals, including during the COVID-19 pandemic and the West Coast Wildfires.
Engagement during isolation is essential for survival.
Shreyans Khunteta, then a UX engineer at HazAdapt, started the COVID Response Collective with this mission in mind. Within days, what started as a simple chat room grew to an information and resource hub with over 300 members across the Pacific Northwest.
HazAdapt was the CRC's first partner and was key in setting up infrastructure, community engagement, and resource operations.
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