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Together we are stronger than terror, stronger than hate, stronger than fear

  Newtown, Brussels, Paris, San Bernardino, Orlando, and now Istanbul — hate and terror that tries to divide us, to push away from a society of freedom and acceptance to one of walls and fear. The thoughts of our entire team go out to those impacted by the Istanbul airport attack.   Amid a seemingly…

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Location is everything for 9-1-1 calls

  “If you’re using a smartphone, Facebook and Google know where you are but your local 9-1-1 center might not.”  – Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 This has become all too familiar of a refrain on news programs. Catherine Ankney tragically passed away as her son was attempting to reach the appropriate 9-1-1 help for her.…

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Dunkin Donuts, Minute Maid Orange Juice, and the Founding of RapidSOS

  Reflecting on the last three years of endless meetings, conversations, and late nights at the Harvard Innovation Lab and MIT Martin Trust Center, the ups and downs of pouring oneself into your passion – I keep returning to how fortunate I feel to have my co-founder, Nick Horelik, at my side every step of…

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Countdown to Launch!

Pictured: RapidSOS 9-1-1 Advisory Board member, Wolfgang Kampichler, and RapidSOS Director of Product & 9-1-1, Reinhard Ekl, at the 2016 NENA Conference Wow! What a journey it has been, chasing our vision of transforming emergency response and communication: From winning our first $15K in the Harvard Innovation Challenge (it felt life-changing at the time –…

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2016 NENA Conference Recap

  Our team had a great time at the 2016 NENA Conference in Indianapolis this week. We had the chance to meet and connect with tons of movers and shakers in the field: PSAPs, industry organizations, vendors, and service providers, all bringing their new ideas and technology to the conversation. We’ve been talking to so many individuals…

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Airbus and RapidSOS Partner to Enable Unprecedented 9-1-1 Data Transmission

  Less than a month ago on Last Week Tonight, John Oliver articulated his frustrations with our nation’s dangerously outdated 9-1-1 infrastructure. Despite the challenges of this infrastructure, 9-1-1 telecommunicators do extraordinary work: saving lives in medical danger, identifying a domestic violence assault from a fake pizza delivery call, and even guiding a childbirth, all…

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