The NEWIN 2018 Water Innovator of the Year and 2018 Water Innovation of the Year Awards Night & Gala is at the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum.
Join NEWIN members, VIPs and guests as we celebrate the hard-work and success of all the players in our regions Water-Innovation Ecosystem. Your hard-work, cooperation and collaboration is the critical component to the growth and impact of our regions water-cluster. Please join us for an evening of camaraderie, social and business networking.
Karl Appel’s career is in the toilet — and he couldn’t be happier.
An Albany-based startup aims to eliminate water waste with a new product called ‘FirstDrops.’ The team behind it at Mobius Labs says the device can help users save a lot of money.
“Especially since this is the first time we’ve put this one in this particular toilet,” Appel said, connecting a device he helped create to a toilet.
Startupbootcamp FastTracks are informal events that we host all over the world to meet the most suitable early-stage companies interested in joining our program. For each FastTrack, we invite the top 10 startups who apply to receive instant feedback from a panel of industry mentors, network with our investment team and find out more about the program. Teams that attend a FastTrack are 20% more likely to be invited to the final selection days.
Later in the evening, Sea Ahead presented our "Shark Tank" segment, where startups with innovative Bluetech solutions presented their pitches to two major investors that fund projects in the sector — Lisa Sebesta from Fresh Source Capital and Jacob Grose from BASF Ventures. Presenting startups included Nick Pelletier from The Oyster Common; Ryan March from WRI Solutions; Anthony Baro from PowerDocks; Matt Cusack from Mobius Labs; Chip Terry from OysterTracker; Dean Wakeham from XST; Daniel Cho from OnVector; and Mark Henderson from Audiocean.