Tyrone is revolutionizing the houseless problem in America through innovative technology. Ten years ago, Poole was sleeping on a broken cot in a shelter in Portland, OR. He lost everything in a firefighting training accident. He has lived the problem he is trying to fix. His transformative idea is changing the way all renters find homes at the touch of button regardless of their background. His team is scaling to provide solutions in this country and soon – the world! Visit: Oneapporegon.com
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Before becoming an entrepreneur, Tyrone sought to be a firefighter and earned his credentials in 2005. A catastrophic fall during training swiftly ended his career and left him with medical debt and no place to live. Through his experience he invented OneAppOregon.com, a new platform to connect people in need with qualified housing. He is fundamentally changing the way cities will evolve and can meet the needs of their citizens. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx