Forest Devices Wins ACEP17 Pitch Competiton

“I can think of no better validation.” – CEO Matt Kesinger

PITTSBURGH – (November 3, 2017) Forest Devices traveled to Washington, DC this past weekend to attend the American College of Emergency Physician’s (ACEP) Conference.  Forest Devices took this opportunity to exhibit our interactive map, SCIRA (Stroke Care Interactive Resources Atlas), a tool that uses a custom algorithm to display all hospitals relevant to communities across the country.

Not only were we able to exhibit our newest workings, Forest Devices also won the pitch competition at the conference and took home $2,500 courtesy of TMC Innovation.  When asked about the experience, our CEO Matt Kesinger succinctly put it “I can think of no better validation.”  Thank you to ACEP and all attendees for the successful conference.

You can learn more about the ACEP Conference 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