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CMU Heinz College Takes Notice of Alumni with Forest Devices

00Featured news, Latest newsTags: , , , , December, 17


CMU Heinz College Takes Notice of Alumni with Forest Devices

CEO Matt Kesinger (right) and Director of Operations Carmelo Montalvo with AlphaStroke. (Photo Courtesy Carnegie Mellon University)

PITTSBURGH (December 8, 2017) – Our CEO, Matt Kesinger, and our Director of Operations, Carmelo Montalvo, both recent graduates of CMU’s Heinz College Master of Science in Healthcare Policy and Management program, have recently been showcased by the college in one of their latest write-ups.


The article highlights the significant changes AlphaStroke will bring to the medical device landscape, Forest Devices in the Rice Business Plan Competition, as well as the future of healthcare in Pittsburgh.  We are pleased to see CMU and the Pittsburgh community passionate about stroke and healthcare, as well as all the showing of support for Forest Devices.  You can read the full article here.



Forest Devices is a Pittsburgh-based medical device startup company that is developing AlphaStroke. Acting like an EKG for the brain, AlphaStroke will help pre-hospital providers determine if their patients are having a stroke. Stroke is the most debilitating disease in the world, and the mission of Forest Devices is to reduce that disability by getting stroke patients to the treatment they need faster.

Contact: Logan D. Armstrong


URL: www.forestdevices.com



Gov. Wolf pays a visit to AlphaLabGear.

10Featured news, Latest newsTags: , February, 16

Last month, AlphaLabGear and a handful of its accelerator companies hosted Governor Tom Wolf during a recent visit to Pittsburgh. As part of his ‘Jobs that Pay’ tour, the governor listened to pitches from local startups whose products are making waves in the Pittsburgh tech & hardware space. Forest Devices pitched its ALPHASTROKE technology to an attentive Wolf.

Fielding questions surrounding Harrisburg’s recent budget standoff, Wolf also expressed frustration with what he feels is the cause for the state’s current budget situation. “I’m not sure what more needs to be done,” Wolf says referring to failed efforts on a budget agreement. “If they don’t want to have a budget, I don’t know what more I can do beyond what I’ve already done.” Entrepreneurship and technological innovation, the governor emphasized, have been integral to the revival of Pittsburgh’s economy – “Pittsburgh is coming back to life.”