Case Study

Resiliency Technologies, Inc. moves HQ to SD

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Economic Incentive Consulting

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Resiliency Technologies, Inc. produces a service called Sharpen that improves behavioral health outcomes. Through collaboration with more than 200 researchers and clinical experts, this HIPAA and FERPA compliant tool was developed to provide a one-stop shop for mental health resources. The company’s CEO and co-founder Robyn Hussa Farrell reached out to EDC looking for information on moving its headquarters from the upstate region of South Carolina to San Diego.


Resiliency Technologies, Inc. sought to move its headquarters from South Carolina as it expanded its user to new communities. The tech firm had received incredible access to early stage resources and partners in South Carolina, but was looking to move as it doubled its employees—building out sales and marketing teams while adding tech and research employees, too. The company was exploring a few regions and inquired with EDC about San Diego, including site selection information. While the company operated remotely out of South Carolina, this relocation would mean standing up office space for the first time.


EDC’s Economic Development team provided Robyn and her team with information on the business landscape in San Diego, including the long list of potential research institution partners, and information on tech networks and venture capital firms that could help them continue raising funds. Additionally, at the time, the company was considering a 4,000 square-foot space, so the EDC team convened site selection options from North County to University Town Center to a variety of Opportunity Zones across the county. EDC also shared information on City of San Diego business incentive programs and the California Competes Tax Credit program as further enticement.


With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, plans around buying office space were put on hold. Nonetheless, Resiliency did opt to move their headquarters to San Diego and will begin hiring San Diegans as they expand. EDC continues to assist the company with their talent needs and local, strategic partnerships. EDC will provide updates as more wins arise.
Welcome to San Diego, Resiliency Technologies!

“In 2020 the COVID pandemic put our company at a crossroads. We were seeing a large growth spurt coming and needed to ensure we were in a place that would provide the best opportunities for success as we scale. After meeting with several economic development groups, we selected San Diego due to the access to talent, best-in-class research institutions, the growing tech economy, and the connections that the team went out of their way to provide. Our company builds tools that empower communities through a trauma-informed framework, and we are so excited to connect with others in this region who share in that mission.”

-Robyn Hussa, Resiliency Technologies, Inc. CEO & Co-founder


The Sharpen system enables communities to deploy affordable, branded mobile applications that include a vetted, trusted library of social-emotional and mental health content. Sharpen apps are easily branded by zip code or region and our extensive and growing content library is both wide and deep. The flexible service includes a number of social communication features that can be turned on in the application and are designed to support and engage the user community. For example, a foster care agency can all log in and be connected to all kinship care providers who have downloaded the app. These private social communication tools are moderated by brand administrators or community partners.


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