Spotlight: Charlotte Turovsky

Posted by Michelle Cahn on 1/12/17 12:08 PM

 

Wondering what it's like to be on the Operations team of a rapidly growing start-up? Charlotte Turovsky shares why she wanted to work at RapidSOS, her passion for healthcare, and what she looks for when hiring new employees in this month's team member spotlight!

 

Q: Why did you want to work at RapidSOS?

A: I've always been interested in healthcare and am very passionate about healthcare improvements that help reduce costs of care and help improve quality of life. I used to think I would be a doctor, but realized my strengths were more in the business world, so I went into healthcare consulting and learned the ins and outs of hospital systems. Even though I enjoyed my work, I realized that change happened really slowly at the company I worked for and with the wonderful, but old-fashioned organizations that hospitals are. So the opportunity to be at a start-up was really intriguing to me and I was really hoping that I could effect change in a way that could more quickly impact people's lives. 

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My Top 10 from 2016!

Posted by Michael Martin on 12/29/16 9:40 AM

 


Wow  what a year! From new team members and a new office, to thousands of miles of travel and new partnerships, 2016 was undeniably the most interesting and exciting year yet for RapidSOS. Here's my top 10:

 

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Spotlight: Josias Sena

Posted by Michelle Cahn on 12/15/16 2:06 PM

 

For this month's spotlight, I sat down with Android Developer Josias Sena. Read on to see why he got into tech, what he likes to do in his free time, and more!

Q: Why did you want to work at RapidSOS?

A: Beause we are making a difference here. At all my previous companies we just built apps that didn't do anything meaningful. At RapidSOS we are actually saving lives and that means a lot to me.

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Spotlight Partner Edition: Brain Aneurysm Foundation

Posted by Michelle Cahn on 12/5/16 1:21 PM

 

Did you know that every 18 minutes a brain aneurysm ruptures? Find out how the Brain Aneurysm Foundation is working to provide awareness, support, research funding, and education to reduce the incidence of brain aneurysms in this month's Partner Spotlight!
 
 
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5 Things We Are Thankful For This Thanksgiving

Posted by RapidSOS Team on 11/23/16 9:14 AM

 

As Thanksgiving rolls around, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the past year and all the things we have to be thankful for. Since we couldn't feasibly list everything, we decided to share our top 5!

1. Our Haven Launch

After 3.5 years of building the technology, we officially launched the Haven app in both the App Store and Google Play this year! Thank you to our advisors, mentors, and investors for their continued support as we continue to build technology that will ultimately allow us to predict and preempt emergencies.

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How to become an active bystander

Posted by Michelle Cahn on 11/16/16 3:31 PM

 

A bystander is someone who watches something occurring, such as a conflict or violent behavior, but takes no action to stop it. There are oftentimes many bystanders, causing the "bystander effect" — a psychological effect that occurs when the presence of others discourages an individual from intervening in an emergency situation (Psychology Today).

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Topics: Safety & Prevention

We've Moved!

Posted by RapidSOS Team on 11/4/16 3:40 PM

 

At the rate our team is growing, it's no surprise that we quickly outgrew our teeny, one bathroom, office. So after spending months planning, organizing, and finalizing everything, we have officially spent a week in our new office space! Since we love it so much, we thought it would be fun to share some photos/video from the move so you can see where we work to create our technology. Check it out and let us know what you think!

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Spotlight: Henry Katz

Posted by Michelle Cahn on 11/4/16 11:47 AM

 

Today I sat down with Henry Katz, VP of Engineering to learn more about his experience at RapidSOS!

Q: Why did you want to work at RapidSOS?

A: RapidSOS is such an interesting and exciting company with really brilliant founders and a youthful, highly energetic, culture. The team is made up of the best and brightest that this country has to offer and I love the problem that we are solving. It is very complex since it is a combination of this new technology and a very old industry. I also really like the fact that I can explain to my family the purpose of my work in a very simple way. This was very important to me because until now all my jobs were unexplainable.

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Spotlight Partner Edition: DVC of Santa Clarity Valley

Posted by Michelle Cahn on 10/31/16 10:04 AM

 

Learn about our partner, the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Valley!

 

Q: When and why was DVC of SCV started?
A: The DVC first began as a hotline service in 1970 dedicated to stemming a rising trend of alcohol and drug abuse, often associated with suicide risk and domestic violence. Concerned with the increase in domestic violence, by 1980 steps were taken to establish a domestic violence agency in the Santa Clarita Valley. The stigma surrounding abuse resulted in a huge struggle to gain support, and though a shelter was established in 1984, both the lack of community involvement and inner strife in the board resulted in a rocky start. In 1996, a permanent shelter was established, and by 2002, the name of the agency was changed permanently to the Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita Valley. 
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Ambassador Spotlight: Elena Sagen

Posted by Michelle Cahn on 10/27/16 9:22 AM

 

We hope you enjoy this spotlight on Elena Sagen, our youngest RapidSOS brand ambassador!

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