The Water Council Announces Batch II of the BREW Accelerator

MILWAUKEE – The Water Council announces today Batch II of The BREW, while also graduating Batch I in a special ceremony during The Water Council’s annual Water Summit. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will be on hand to serve as Master of Ceremonies during The BREW graduation and Batch II announcement.

The BREW, which stands for Business Research Entrepreneurship in Wisconsin, is the only mentor driven seed accelerator program solely focused on solving freshwater issues with innovative startups producing cutting-edge technology. After a comprehensive application and judging process, 6 entrepreneurs and their respective businesses were chosen to participate in the second year of The Water Council’s accelerator program, they are:

• Cadens, by Randy Mueller, is a Wisconsin based company that assists in the design, manufacture, installation and operation of economical small and micro-scale hydropower systems.
• Dense Medium Plasma, by Dr. Sorin Monolache and Mark Raabe, out of UW-Madison, focuses on decontamination of water through its unique application, they are able to remove dissolved chemicals from water and other solutions.
• Hydrolight, by Dr. Eric James, is a patented water sterilization device that uses UV light to eliminate bacteria, viruses and protozoa from freshwater sources.
• phinding Solutions, by Zach Munns, Brad James, and Founder Nick Jones, is a biotechnology water company that wirelessly measures and transfers the ionic levels of water, through a patent pending technology, improving productivity while reducing associated costs.
• Water Hub, by Sunit Mohindroo and Ahmad Badruddin, from Toronto, is a data & analytics company that delivers actionable intelligence for Municipal, Industrial, and Agricultural water sectors to enable faster, more confident decision making.
• Wellntel, by Marion Singer and Nick Hayes, is a real-time understanding of well and surrounding water table dynamics, provided through constant measuring and reporting of water levels on a private website or app.

Due to overwhelming interest, 3 Honorable Mentions have been recognized as well:

• Ijinus, Matthew Urvoy, a French company that offers autonomous ultrasonic level sensors
• DSA Technologies, Sylvain Camus, provides users a suite for environmental performance monitoring
• Chemtronix, Zach Shana, out of Milwaukee Area Technical College, provides integrated electro-optical systems for water

The BREW’s goal is to unleash unique water technology start-ups, expand Milwaukee’s global water hub, and create new opportunities in the global water industry. The BREW is moving Wisconsin Forward by brewing up water technology in Wisconsin to address water issues that affect the entire World.

About The Water Council
The Water Council, the only organization of its kind in the United States, was established in 2009 by Milwaukee-area businesses, education and government leaders. With more than 150 water technology companies in the Milwaukee area, the region’s water industry is a $10.5 billion dollar market and accounts for four percent of the world’s total water business. The non-profit organization, consisting of more than 160 members, is linking together global water technology companies, innovative water entrepreneurs, acclaimed academic research programs and, most importantly, some of the nation’s brightest and most energetic water professionals. The Water Council is capturing the attention of the world and transforming the Milwaukee region into a World Water Hub for freshwater research, economic development and education. For more information, visit or contact us by phone at 414.988.8750.