“We understand that our time is valuable, and we don’t really apply to accelerators anymore. The BREW goes so far beyond that. It really helps you with market penetration and understanding the landscape.”
Jon Grant, Chief Commercial Officer at Sentry


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.

Application process

The application period for 2023 will open in fall. In the meantime, check out our list of frequently asked questions to see if BREW 2.0 is right for your company.

meet our 2022 brew 2.0 cohort

Onsite destruction of PFAS
(forever chemicals)
Real-time, online microbiological measurements AI platform with holistic distribution system monitoring More precise and controllable filtration and separation technologies
Data-as-a-service model enables
more accurate pipe assessment
Portable device for water
quality monitoring
Cloud-based SaaS uses AI to reduce costs, operational risk & emissions AI-powered analytics software
for water utilities
Sustainable water treatment with programmable water quality Online system detects
pathogens & bacteria

Click here to see previous participants in BREW 2.0. Click here to see participants in our original BREW Accelerator, which ran from 2013 to 2019.

demo day

Participants in our 2022 cohort will participate in a virtual Demo Day on June 23. Click here to register to attend the event.

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



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