Schedule of Lectures & Conversations

Apr 17

Carleton Connects: Michael Martin '09 (RapidSOS)

Join Carleton Connects as we host guest Michael Martin '09, founder and CEO of RapidSOS, an advanced emergency tech start-up

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
12:00 – 1:00 pm
  • Michael Martin '09: Transformative Technology to Save Lives
Michael Martin '09

This program took place on Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Carleton Connects with guest Michael Martin '09, CEO and Co-Founder of RapidSOS: Transformative Technology to Save Lives


Michael Martin '09 is a leading voice on public safety, personal security, and technology innovation. Michael has spoken before federal agencies and at top industry events on innovation, technology, safety, and security. Michael is co-founder and CEO of RapidSOS, an advanced emergency tech start-up, commercializing technology to predict and preempt emergencies before they occur, dynamically warn people in harm's way, and ensure that first responders are one touch away globally.

Michael holds an MBA with High Distinction from Harvard Business School, where he received the R.F. Jasse Distinguished Award in Entrepreneurship and Leadership (top entrepreneurship award for class of 2015) and was named one of the “World's Best & Brightest MBAs” and one of the top two HBS ‘15 graduates by Poets & Quants. Michael received his BA Summa Cum Laude from Carleton College, where he was a Rhodes Scholar Finalist. In 2017, Michael was named to the top of Forbes 30 Under 30 Healthcare list.

Michael has published pieces in a variety of media outlets, including the Washington Post, has been featured on the homepage of MIT and across national media including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Newsweek, Fox News, TechCrunch, New Scientist, Smithsonian Magazine, and Popular Mechanics. 

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