now accepting pre-applications for our 2022 BREW 2.0 cohort


As a late-stage water tech innovator, you’ve laid the groundwork: You have the idea, you’ve done the research and development, you’ve launched a product and you’re ready for the market.

What now?

Now, you’re ready for BREW 2.0. The Business, Research and Entrepreneurship in Water (BREW) Accelerator 2.0 is a next-stage post-accelerator created to help young companies build connections and grow their company’s capacity. This virtual and in-person hybrid program focuses on expert-led sales and growth training tailored for water tech businesses. Afterward, participants have access to ongoing training opportunities to continue their growth trajectory. Participation is free other than travel expenses.

Registration for our 2022 BREW 2.0 program will open in fall. JOIN OUR MAILING LIST to be the first to hear BREW 2.0 news.

meet our 2021 brew 2.0 cohort

Spiral-wound water membrane solutions Unmanned aerial vehicles for high-resolution harmful algal bloom monitoring Integrated hardware and software IoT solutions for water distribution management Autonomous environmental monitoring robots for sampling, measurement and surveillance services
Industrial wastewater filtration technology Satellite water infrastructure and analytics technology Eco-friendly solution that
destroys organic pollutants
100 percent green, ultra-low-cost water filtration media
Bio-electrode sensor technology that provides real-time microbial performance monitoring Buoyancy-based membrane
filtration systems
Sensors and cloud-based software for real-time monitoring and insights for water distribution networks Water treatment solution for phosphorus runoff

Click here to see previous BREW companies.


BREW 2.0 sponsors

With programming support from:



  • Ongoing access to The Water Council’s global expert staff to help build connections and open business opportunity doors, as well as access to more than 200 water technology companies and partners in our global network.
  • A pitch event broadcast around the world to potential investors.
  • Opportunity to lease a desk in the Global Water Center’s Oasis coworking space with access to lab space and conference rooms.
  • Connections to potential demonstration sites, including utilities, businesses and universities.
  • One year complimentary membership to The Water Council.

Is BREW 2.0 for you?

Ideal participants have already successfully participated in one or more accelerator programs, are market-ready or in-market with early sales and are ready to grow. The program focuses on businesses with products and components related to water quality and quantity, including water and wastewater, agriculture, watershed management, hydropower, sensors, data management and other software solutions.


“Our participation in the BREW was critical to developing our understanding of the North American water technology market.”
–Wayne Byrne, Managing Director of Oxymem in Ireland, acquired by Dow in early 2020


Karen Frost

VP Economic Development




From labs to demo sites.


BREW Portfolio

Early-stage startups from around the world dedicated to solving freshwater challenges.



Full spectrum of support.