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Business Development Intern - Fall - Los Angeles

RapidSOS is hiring!  Join a rapidly growing advanced emergency technology start-up in solving one of the greatest challenges of our generation:

  • The Challenge: emergency communication has seen almost no technology innovation in the last 50 years; 250 million 911 calls are made each year with no data, causing 10,120 fatalities when callers couldn’t even be located: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-XlyB_QQYs
  • RapidSOS Tech: predict and preempt emergencies before they occur, warn users in harm’s way, link any device (car, wearable, IoT, phone) directly to first responders in an emergency with rich data
  • Media/Awards: Won most major start-up awards (including Start-Up of the Year by CTA/CES & Top Innovation of 2015 by MIT) and featured across national media (NYT, Fox, Newsweek, Time, TechCrunch, Fortune, etc.)
  • Business model / markets: $60B is spent annually on third party call centers to speak data to 911 (OnStar, home security, medical alert) – RapidSOS eliminates the need for these call centers, providing faster, more effective service with no COGS
  • Commercialization: 50 signed partners and over 250 companies in its funnel; we are working with the largest tech and telecom companies globally and groups like the White House Data Driven Justice Initiative to deploy the technology to every American;
  • Team: MIT, HBS, Stanford, Wharton, Google, Oracle, Microsoft, Argonne & Oak Ridge National Labs, Bell Labs, venture capital, over 40 tech start-ups
  • Investors: $14M raised from preeminent global investors including several top VCs, the world’s largest public safety company, three former FCC Chairmen, and four billionaire technologists/investors

RapidSOS 3-Min Summary Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzfyliFejik 
 

What this role is about:
As a Business Development Intern you will support the Business Development Team (SVP, Director, Associate) and CEO in the development of new business opportunities. This is an amazing opportunity to join a rising and dynamic startup. This position is focused on building partnerships in various ways; performing market research, creating marketing materials and actively reaching out to companies and individuals in order to grow our business.

What We Offer:

  • An amazing opportunity to be part of something big and to make an impact on a rising startup
  • Dynamic, fun work environment with a highly talented team
  • Competitive stipend 
  • Flexible startup work environment and a fun atmosphere 
  • Rapid growth opportunities

What you’ll do if chosen for this role:

  • Provide detailed research and analysis on a variety of segments to support development of commercial offerings
  • Help develop material that communicates our unique value proposition to customers
  • Support the Business Development Team as necessary in executing the business development strategic plan, including additional duties and special projects as assigned

Requirements:

  • Strong work ethic and ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Fluency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Polished visual, written, and oral presentation skills
  • Ability and appetite to learn quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • Currently enrolled in, or recently graduated from a Bachelor’s degree program
  • Ability to work 3+ days per week with the team in LA

More about RapidSOS…

Recent Media

The Wall Street Journal: https://www.wsj.com/articles/startup-seeks-to-solve-911s-biggest-riddle-pinpointing-cellphone-callers-1493112780
The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/01/business/smallbusiness/a-lifesaving-smartphone-app-inspired-by-a-brush-with-tragedy.html
MIT University: http://news.mit.edu/2015/rapidsos-one-touch-911-0918
Fox News:  http://video.foxnews.com/v/4151374978001/swipe-to-save-a-life-new-app-aims-to-make-911-calls-quicker/?#sp=show-clips
Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2015/04/30/my-injured-father-lay-freezing-for-hours-when-his-911-call-didnt-go-through-heres-how-im-fixing-911/
New Scientist: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22630152.000-emergency-app-tells-rescuers-how-to-reach-and-save-you.html
Newsweek: http://www.newsweek.com/clock-begins-ticking-911-system-improvements-319553
Tech Crunch: http://techcrunch.com/2015/06/03/rapidsos/
Smithsonian Magazine: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/harvard-students-app-could-bring-911-into-the-future-180955339/
Popular Mechanics: http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/apps/a15631/rapidsos-911-app/
Policy Mic: http://mic.com/articles/114046/you-probably-didn-t-know-calling-911-is-a-problem-but-it-is-these-guys-are-fixing-it

Recent Awards

2016 Startup of the Year – Consumer Technology Association
Best New Venture – Harvard Business School New Venture Competition
Grand Prize Winner - Top Start-Up Representing the Spirit of Harvard – Harvard President’s Challenge
Top 3 Innovative World Technologies – SXSW Accelerator
Best Mobile Technology at MIT – MIT $100K
Most Innovative Company in the Public Sector – Harvard Innovation Challenge
Top 10 University Start-Up Globally – Founder.org
Top Technology for US/China – MIT China Innovation Forum
NYC's Hottest Startups - Symmetry50

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