February 13, 2018 – York County – Women’s Business Center Organization Meeting: More than 100 people attended a York County Women’s Business Center Organization (WBCO) Luncheon, where Madris Tomes, Founder & CEO of Device Events and winner of the 2017 Rise of the Rest pitch competition, shared her story as an female entrepreneur. After her keynote presentation, Ms Tomes was surprised to also receive a Proclamation on behalf of the County of York PA. The Proclamation was presented by York County Commissioner Chris Reilly.
January 10, 2018 – Think with Kyrs Boyd – Health Podcast – One of every 10 Americans is walking around with a pacemaker, artificial knee or some other medical device implanted inside them. And the owners of these pieces of equipment might be horrified to know that they underwent little – if any – clinical trials before being inserted into their new owners. Jeanne Lenzer joins us to talk about the lack of oversight in the industry, which she writes about in “The Danger Within Us: America’s Untested, Unregulated Medical Device Industry and One Man’s Battle to Survive It” (Little, Brown and Company)
Madris Tomes and Device Events is mentioned at 46:37 of the podcast.
Forbes – December 5, 2017 – A Bevy Of Billionaires Join Steve Case’s $150 Million ‘Rise Of The Rest’ Startup Fund
Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest campaign to promote entrepreneurship outside of Silicon Valley is getting its own fund.
Called the Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, the fund announced on Tuesday will invest $150 million in startups outside of tech’s usual stomping grounds and with the support of a group of three-dozen of America’s best-known business leaders including Jeff Bezos, Sara Blakely, and Howard Schultz.
Learn Why Steve Case selected Device Events as Rise of the Rest winner of a $100,000 Investment
When: Thursday, December 14, 2017 – 1:00 PM EST
Medical Device Adverse Events – Reports, Trends & Email Notifications | Never Use FDA MAUDE Again!
When: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 – Noon EST
This webinar will demonstrate how Device Events can be used by healthcare organizations to quickly and affordably identify, analyze and track, the health risks associated with specific medical devices before recalls are announced.
Attendees will see how the system can enable them to:
• Improve health outcomes and patient safety
• Inform procurement
• Reduce risks for their organizations
October 25, 2017 – Keystone Edge – York healthcare tech startup scores $100K at Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest
The Rise of the Rest (ROTR) tour bus has pulled out of Central Pennsylvania and Steve Case, founder of AOL, is writing a personal check for $100,000 to a York startup.
Device Events has developed a cloud-based software platform that provides information about the adverse effects associated with medical devices. Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern PA (BFTP/CNP) invested in Device Events over the summer and encouraged Madris Tomes, the company’s founder and CEO, to apply to ROTR.
York, PA – October 24, 2017 – The book Essureal Journey: Concepts, Concerns and Considerations for Hysteroscopic Sterilization, co-authored by Madris Tomes, Founder & CEO of Device Events, has been selected to be featured at the Guadalajara International Book Fair in Jalisco, Mexico from November 25th to November 30th, 2017.
Essure has been withdrawn in every market except the US. Maybe this book made a difference!
York, PA – October 19, 2017 – Founder & CEO of Device Events, Madris Tomes, will be a keynote speaker at the Health Watch USA Conference for Healthcare Transparency and Patient Advocacy, on November 3rd, 2017 in Lexington, KY.
York, PA – October 11, 2017 – York County leaders congratulate Madris Tomes, Founder & CEO of Device Events, on winning the $100,000 investment from Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest competition on Tuesday, October 10th. The win shines a light on York County as a place where innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and growing.
Central Penn Business Journal – October 10, 2017 – A York County businesswoman who created a software tool that identifies problems with medical devices rose above all of the others in “Rise of the Rest.”
Madris Tomes, founder and CEO of Device Events LLC, was chosen Tuesday from among nine entrepreneurs vying for a $100,000 investment from investor Steve Case, a co-founder of AOL.
Case has described “Rise of the Rest” as an effort to help budding entrepreneurs in middle America, those distant from the traditional tech investment hubs of New York, Silicon Valley and Seattle.