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Emergency Core

Refugees die everyday as they live in the mud and thousands of pallets shipped with aid are wasted. We fix both problems with one system.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Other
  • Location Houston, TX, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded June 2012
  • Employees 2
  • Website

Company Summary

Around the globe there are 15.4 million refugees living in "temporary" camps where they live, work, and sleep directly on the ground. They are susceptible to disease caused by harsh weather and parasites. Humanitarian organizations ship thousands of pallets full of aid good into the field. These pallets are wasted and burned. The ECore Pallet is a raised flooring system that starts as a pallet. The UNHCR will pilot our system in the spring.


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    Scott Austin Key
    Chief Executive Officer

    Scott started his career as a project engineer at Vaughn Construction working on projects for MD Anderson, UT Health Science Center, and the University of Houston. In 2011, he began his Masters of Architecture at Rice University and anticipates graduating in 2015. The Emergency Core has been Scott's passion since May of 2012.

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    Sam Brisendine
    Chief Product Officer


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    Suni Sukduang

Previous Investors

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    Laura and John Arnold Foundation
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    Shell Center for Sustainability
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    Rice Design Alliance