The idea for our company sprouted in June of 2018, when we traveled on a research trip through Trout Unlimited. The trip was centered around brook trout research and restoration projects across Pennsylvania. As we traveled across Pennsylvania fishing and collecting data in the most remote streams and rivers, we noticed a recurring trend of plastic and garbage polluting the waterways. After returning from the trip we began taking notice of the abundance of plastic in the streams we regularly fish.
In April of 2019, we created Fish Gods, an environmental company geared towards protecting and cleaning our waterways to ensure the future sustainability of our fisheries. We entered the idea into the Ben Franklin Tech-Celerator program and got accepted for their summer business boot camp. Fish Gods took first place and won $5,000 which helped launch our startup venture.