World-CLASS FRESHWATER seed accelerator

Launched in 2013 by The Water Council, the BREW (Business – Research – Entrepreneurship – in Wisconsin) Accelerator unleashes water innovation by funding water technology startups from around the world with commercialization potential. This accelerator pairs a unique water-focused startup community with skilled resources of Milwaukee’s world water hub to help entrepreneurs accelerate results, inspire action to create further opportunity, and disrupt the status quo.

BREW Corporate

An expansion of the BREW, partners with global corporations, including Veolia and A. O. Smith Corporation, looking for new technologies to solve a specific challenge. By combining funding with access to executive-level mentors, corporate R&D, and intensive business training, BREW Corporate accelerates the development of high-caliber startups. Startups compete in a challenge revolving around specific areas of interest identified by each corporation and those who show the highest likelihood of solving the challenge are selected for the program.. Learn More


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Program Details

A carefully crafted boot-camp style accelerator to help launch your business.


Apply to Batch 5

Join the world’s first place-based seed accelerator focused on freshwater.


Startup Portfolio

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