BREW Accelerator spin-off buys parent company in new deal

Empowering Emerging Talent MeterHero, a BREW Accelerator winner, was recently purchased by its spin-off company, STEMhero. STEMhero empowers students around the country through its web-based platform and curriculum to make their own personal data the foundation of their STEM learning. Students implement and measure behaviors and technologies related to water, energy, and health within their school,… Read More

Milwaukee Commits to a Sustainable Water Future at White House Water Summit

In a press release issued by the White House today leading up to the 1st White House Water Summit, Milwaukee is recognized with five measurable commitments to advance water innovation. The Water Council, City of Milwaukee, Alliance for Water Stewardship – North America, and ThinkWater were included in the White House Fact Sheet: Working Together… Read More

BREW 3 Open House

Water Council Members, Global Water Center tenants and community members welcomed BREW 3 to the Global Water Center during Global Entrepreneurship Week at an open house on November 19. Attendees were able to meet and network with the BREW partners, advisers and newest batch of global entrepreneurs!  Attendees  also witnessed the ceremonial check presentation to each of the winning… Read More


Once again, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and The Water Council partnered together to represent Wisconsin at the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC). This year, it took place at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago. WEFTEC is the largest assembly of water and wastewater products and services in the world. It hosts… Read More

Round III of the BREW now open!

MILWAUKEE, WI  – The BREW, a first-of-its-kind place-based global seed accelerator for water technology startups led by The Water Council, is launching Round III of the program. The application process opened March 1 at 8 a.m. (CST) and accepts applications from around the world through March 31 at 11:59 p.m. (CST). Up to eight winners will… Read More

Investments in Water Innovation Week: BREW Batch II Reception & Recap

The Water Council is pleased to report that Investments in Water Innovation Week was a great success, from our announcement with JPMorgan Chase & Co., our win at the inaugural Wisconsin Innovation Awards, to The BREW Batch II Welcome Reception. The week was packed with exciting events where many new connections were undoubtedly fostered. The BREW Batch… Read More

The Water Council & Members Win Wisconsin Innovation Awards

On the second day of Investments in Water Innovation Week, The Water Council attended the Wisconsin Innovation Awards (WIA) in Madison, WI as part of the Forward Technology Festival. The Water Council’s BREW Accelerator program was nominated for its innovative approach to cluster development by incorporating the country’s only vertical accelerator solely dedicated to addressing global… Read More

Global Freshwater Seed Accelerator to bring water technology startups to Wisconsin

 The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation  (WEDC), in partnership with The Water Council, announced today that four freshwater technology startups have been selected to participate in a first-of-its-kind Global Freshwater Seed Accelerator Program. The companies include Microbe Detectives (Madison), Vegetal i.D. (France), H2O Score (Milwaukee) and Noah Technologies (Port Washington). The six-month accelerator program, scheduled to… Read More