Dean Amhaus is president and CEO
of Milwaukee's The Water Council.
MILWAUKEE – The
Water Council’s BREW water technology accelerator program is now
The BREW was created by The Water Council and the Wisconsin
Economic Development Corp.
The program funding is provided in part by the WEDC in $50,000
investments for startups with commercialization potential,
according to a statement. The WEDC funding is then matched by
industry representatives and The Water Council.
Applications are now open and will be accepted until April 4.
There will be up to six winners selected for the program, which
begins in September.
The selected winners will receive: a suite in Milwaukee’s Global
Water Center; business model and operations training through The
Water Council and University of Wisconsin-Whitewater; access to
the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s expertise; access to the
Global Water Center’s Flow Lab; and grant funding for startup
costs, including lab supplies, research and product development
According to the statement, applications will be ranked by
criteria including commercialization potential, long-term
interest in growing in Milwaukee and compatibility with existing
“There is definitely something brewing in Milwaukee and it’s not
just beer. We are brewing water technology entrepreneurs,” said
Dean Amhaus, president and CEO of The Water Council. “Our
accelerator is a place to unleash water innovation, accelerate
results and inspire action.”