This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Richard Price learned that a medical emergency occurred in a nearby office while he was out enjoying dinner - an emergency that he believes he could have had a positive impact on, with his training in life-saving procedures. After this life-changing experience, Richard set out on an impassioned journey to figure out how to, as he puts it, 'crowd-source good Samaritans', and has learned much along the road to creating something new in the world. Entrepreneurs with a passion for making an impact will love the advice Richard shares at approximately 10 minutes into this amazing talk.
Retired San Ramon Valley Fire Chief Richard Price created a smart phone application that alerts CPR-trained individuals to a nearby emergency. His invention, the PulsePoint CPR/AED notification app, earned him the American Heart Association "Heart of Gold" and the Journal of Emergency Medical Services' EMS10 Innovator of the Year awards. Richard is currently president of the nonprofit PulsePoint Foundation, which focuses on guiding and expanding the reach of his life-saving tool.
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