Trek Medics’ Beacon gets grant

Trek Medics, developers of Beacon, software that expedites 911 call response, has received a Google seed grant of US250,000 to continue their work on the project.

From the press release…

Focusing on the basic infrastructure already available, Trek Medics’ team of paramedics and software engineers began developing the Beacon prototype in 2012, and soon started working with a group of volunteer responders in Haiti and earned Beacon a comparison to an Uber-like emergency service in a Time.com article.

Read more about the project here.