Business. Research. Entrepreneurship. In Wisconsin.
What is the timeline for the 2015 application?
March, 31st 2015 11:59 pm Central Time - Application due
Stay tuned for more information
What is the selection process?
Complete Application - by March 31 @ 11:59pm CST
Judges Review - April
Judges ask for Pitch - May
Notified if moving forward in the process - early June
What are the Judges looking for?
Product: Unique in the water industry
Solving a long time problem in the industry
Creating a new market and opportunity
Focus: water quality, water quantity, agriculture encouraged to apply, water shed management, sensors, data management, hydro-power, etc.
Phase: a mix of idea, early stage - patent pending, first product, first sale
People: expertise of you and your team
Who are the judges?
The judges are experts in a variety of areas.
The judges come from the following companies / institutions:
What will the finalists receive? (Some may require additional discounted fees.)
Low cost office space in the Global Water Center
Low cost housing through the Mandel Group and other partners
Access to the Flow Lab and Wet Lab space
Access to pilot sites with the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
Access to the Pilot Project
$ 50,000 Investment in exchange for nominal equity position
"Bootcamp" style business training
Participation in WEFTEC Wisconsin Innovation Pavilion
Complimentary Water Council Membership for one year
Access to Mentors by leading experts in the field
Access to Executives in Residence
Access to Global Trade missions - inbound and outbound
... and so much more!
What is "Bootcamp" style business training?
The BREW uses Lean Start up, Growth Wheel, Business Model Canvas
The BREW has a consultant team; including:
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
The BREW has weekly sessions, events, meetings and conferences
Will I have to move to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA area?
Yes. For the 12 month duration of program.
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