Two Milwaukee startups selected for BREW Accelerator

The Water Council to begin programming April 1

Posted by Molly Dill from BizTimes on March 21, 2019

The Water Council has selected six startups for the sixth cohort of its BREW Accelerator program, two of which are based in Milwaukee.

BREW (Business, Research, Entrepreneurship in Water) is a seed accelerator focused on innovative companies solving global water challenges. Participants receive mentorship, training, office space in the Global Water Center, and connections to funding and corporate R&D resources.

The new BREW cohort includes:

WATERSURPLUS will take part in the A.O. Smith Corp.-led BREW Corporate Accelerator program, in which a startup partners with a corporation to solve a challenge. Each of the traditional BREW Accelerator companies has the option of securing a $50,000 convertible note from The Water Council, while WATERSURPLUS will work out a separate deal with A.O. Smith.

Both programs will begin April 1.

“The BREW Accelerator program is a critical contributor to The Water Council’s economic impact,” said Steve Glynn, director of innovation at The Water Council. “The program fosters the next generation of water tech innovators and connects them with the resources they need to advance their ideas. I look forward to hosting these amazing entrepreneurs in Milwaukee and connecting them to BREW partners across the region and around the world.”

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