FirstDrops™ Accepts Technology Innovation Award

FirstDrops™ had the honor of attending and accepting the Technology Innovation award at the Center for Economic Growth’s 23rd Annual Technology Awards!  We would like to congratulate the many other teams and winners; Auto/Mate, Jahnel Group, Passport for Good, Susan Lundberg from NY Tech Loop, Dr. Gary Patton from GlobalFoundries, Annmarie Lanesey from AlbanyCanCode, and Richard Frederick from Eastern New York Angels.  

The Center for Economic Growth (CEG) is a forward-looking organization that supports innovation and advanced technologies as catalysts for growth of Tech Valley’s economy and long-term competitiveness.”

Thanks to CEG and the many other sponsors, this event and our growth as a company is made possible. 

The event began as attendees and sponsors entered the beautiful room of the River’s Casino & Resort in Schenectady to network and view the award winners’ tables. We may be biased, but FirstDrops™ might have had the most “eye catching” demonstration. 

It is not every day that you walk into an award ceremony and see a pristine white toilet tank on a demonstration table.

It is not every day that you walk into an award ceremony and see a pristine white toilet tank on a demonstration table.

Accepting the award on our behalf was Karl Appel, one of our Co-founders and our software lead. As he took the stage to accept this award, he began his acceptance speech by saying, “We at FirstDrops™ believe in innovation through collaboration.” He continued to thank the numerous collaborators that have allowed us to reach our goals and become the company that we are today.  

Shortly before the speech, Karl was surprised by two special guests (his parents) who traveled in secret to attend the award ceremony.

Shortly before the speech, Karl was surprised by two special guests (his parents) who traveled in secret to attend the award ceremony.

Karl concludes his speech with a quote from Thomas Edison, “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration”. Our accomplishments at FirstDrops™, and those to come, will be fueled by hard work.