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Resources for Startups

BREW ACCELERATOR

The BREW (Business – Research – Entrepreneurship – in Water) is the world’s leading freshwater seed accelerator. Designed to advance the commercialization of innovation-driven startups in the global water industry, the BREW connects early stage technology ventures with the resources they need to fast track the creation and deployment of real-world solutions to freshwater challenges. Startups from around the world compete for selection into the program by creatively solving water-related technology challenges. Those selected for participation are connected to funding, office and research space in the Global Water Center in Milwaukee, executive level mentors, corporate R&D resources and business training through The Water Council.

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BREW CORPORATE ACCELERATOR

BREW Corporate is an expansion of the BREW Accelerator program. BREW Corporate offers participants the same framework, funding, and access to resources as the BREW but with pre-existing interest and committed funding from a corporate partner. BREW Corporate is designed to solicit viable technical solutions for specific real-world challenges that have been identified and outlined by the funding corporation. The funding corporation, along with coaches and technical advisors, will help optimize each winners’ business model, speed up its technology’s commercialization and directly support the startup’s entry into the marketplace.

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A network more than 100 years in the making.

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AN APIARY OF CONNECTIONS

Beginning in 2009, The Water Council convened regional water technology companies, creating a core cluster network, and expanded that network by recruiting new, innovative water technology businesses to Southeastern Wisconsin, while simultaneously building overseas relationships with cities, companies, universities and water-focused organizations. As the concentration of water professionals in the hub increases and programming continues to grow, there are numerous opportunities for startups to engage, find a support system and make connections.

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