MILWAUKEE — A Wisconsin business
and two organizations have come together to create a national
competition to support entrepreneurship and economic development
while fostering sustainability efforts in the field of water.
Veolia, The Water Council and the Wisconsin Economic Development
Corporation made the announcement Thursday. The three entities have
agreed to work together to develop a two-year program called “POW!
emPowering Opportunities in Water.” As part of the agreement, a
nationwide challenge to entrepreneurs and startup companies
revolving around specific areas of interest would be announced.
Startups that have the highest likelihood of solving the challenge
will be chosen to enter the program.
Submission guidelines and further details about the “POW!” program
will be announced soon.
“We are thrilled to be working with Veolia on a major
entrepreneurship project,” said Dean Amhaus, The Water Council’s
president & CEO, who signed a memorandum of understanding in Paris
with Laurent Auguste, Veolia’s senior executive vice president
innovation and markets. “Milwaukee is truly the home of water
technology and water entrepreneurship in the U.S., as seen by the
increasing number of startups that have been attracted to the Global
Water Center since its opening.”