The Water Council’s BREW accelerator for water technology startups is opening Batch III applications on Sunday, March 1, and will accept entries through Tuesday, March 31 at 11:59 p.m. (CDT). The finalists will be selected in June and invited to move into office space at the Global Water Center in Milwaukee soon after.
Judges are looking for a unique product or service that helps solve a longstanding problem in the water industry. In addition, the product must have commercialization potential and derive from an individual or team that demonstrates expertise in the industry. During the six-month accelerator program, winning entrepreneurs receive:
- Low-cost office space in the Global Water Center
- Low-cost housing through the Mandel Group
- Access to the Flow Lab and Wet Lab space
- Access to pilot sites with the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
- $50,000 investment
- Boot camp-style business training
- Pitch coaching
- Participation in the Innovation Pavilion at the WEFTEC trade show
- Complimentary Water Council membership for one year
- Access to leading experts in the field, executives at the Global Water Center and global trade missions, both inbound and outbound
The BREW debuted in 2013, and in its first two batches has provided resources to about one dozen water technology startups. The program demonstrates our state’s reputation as a global center of excellence for water-related research and industry.