Michael Martin

What if we could predict emergencies before they occurred?

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About Michael Martin

Michael is the founder and CEO of RapidSOS. Prior to founding RapidSOS Michael worked for a global venture capital firm where he served as a board member for eight companies in four countries and helped commercialize over 40 technology start-ups. Michael has been featured across national media including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, CNN, CBS, ABC, Fox News, Time, Newsweek, TechCrunch, and the MIT Technology Review. In 2017, Forbes named Michael the top healthcare entrepreneur under 30 in their 30 Under 30 Healthcare list. Michael holds an MBA with High Distinction from Harvard University.


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About This Idea

Since childhood, we are all taught that 9-1-1 is the golden number to call in case of emergency. Michael Martin, Founder of RapidSOS, argues that 9-1-1’s technology infrastructure is antiquated in 2018, and it’s surprising to realize the people who answer don’t even know your name or location when you need help most rapidly. Watch Michael’s TEDMED 2018 Hive Talk to discover how RapidSOS is not only enhancing our 9-1-1 system with life saving data, but is also leveraging data to predict emergencies before they even occur. They are on the cusp of transforming our world from emergency response to emergency prediction and prevention.

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