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CEO - EMERGENCY SERVICES COMPANY: Mixing Fun With Work

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Chris is the CEO of ICEdot, an emergency ID and notification service company. They create sensors that are mounted on helmets to detect major impacts. Chris discovered after interning at a software company that he was great at working on ideas, but less so on programming. So he decided to combine working at a web company with his love for outdoor sports and came up with the idea for ICEdot. He tells us that you're going to spend more of your life on working than on anything else, so it better be something fun.

Job Title: CEO of ICEdot
Employer: Self-Employed

Job Summary: Entrepreneurs

Job Description

Entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity without regard to resources currently controlled. An entrepreneur sees an opportunity and exercises initiative by organizing a venture to turn an idea into reality. An entrepreneur is often seen as a business leader and innovator of new ideas and business processes.

On-the-Job Training

No

Additional Info

Entrepreneurship is defined by risks and rewards. Most people who become entrepreneurs are more comfortable with risks; prefer unstructured working and learning environments and collaborating with small team of people.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$0 - $200,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
Not applicable
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours, Varies Widely
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Remote, Indoor, Home
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Problem solving skills, Creativity, Verbal communication skills, Leadership ability, Teamwork, People skills, Public speaking ability, Networking, Adventurous, Organizational skills, Courageous

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
Bachelor's degree
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<span m='12520'>riders,</span> <span m='12940'>any</span> <span m='13530'>sort</span> <span m='13720'>of</span> <span m='13780'>action</span> <span m='14090'>sport.</span> <span m='14940'>And</span> <span m='15220'>the</span> <span m='15300'>sensor</span> <span m='15620'>detects</span> <span m='15960'>major</span> <span m='16250'>impacts.</span> </p><p><span m='16545'>So</span> <span m='16840'>if you've</span> <span m='17080'>taken</span> <span m='17320'>a</span> <span m='17360'>major</span> <span m='17620'>fall and</span> <span m='18020'>you</span> <span m='18100'>might</span> <span m='18260'>be</span> <span m='18350'>unconscious,</span> <span m='19320'>it</span> <span m='19590'>connects</span> <span m='20150'>with</span> <span m='20260'>your</span> <span m='20380'>phone,</span> <span m='20820'>and</span> <span m='21040'>sends</span> <span m='21220'>out</span> <span m='21360'>your</span> <span m='21420'>GPS</span> <span m='21860'>coordinates</span> <span m='22160'>to</span> <span m='22460'>your</span> <span m='22820'>emergency</span> <span m='23260'>contacts</span> <span m='23690'>over</span> <span m='23840'>text</span> <span m='24090'>message.</span> <span m='25920'>When</span> <span m='26090'>I</span> <span m='26130'>was</span> <span m='26250'>in</span> <span m='26340'>college</span> <span m='26730'>I</span> <span m='26790'>started</span> <span m='27110'>interning</span> <span m='27480'>in</span> <span m='27570'>a</span> <span m='27620'>web</span> <span m='27810'>software</span> <span m='28230'>company</span> <span m='28840'>and</span> <span m='29530'>enjoyed</span> <span m='29830'>doing</span> <span m='30120'>that.</span> <span m='30490'>And</span> <span m='30780'>realized</span> <span m='31240'>that</span> <span m='32200'>I was</span> <span m='32360'>really</span> <span m='32580'>good</span> <span m='32900'>at</span> <span m='33750'>working</span> <span m='34040'>on</span> <span m='34170'>ideas,</span> <span m='34570'>but</span> <span m='34700'>not</span> 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