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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:
  • 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: 

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


  • 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

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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 –
Top Technology for US/China – MIT China Innovation Forum
NYC's Hottest Startups - Symmetry50

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