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Ecoli-Sense Wins 2017 BREW Accelerator Competition

The Water Council’s BREW Accelerator program recently announced the fifth-round winners of its competition. Among the winning startups in this Milwaukee competition was Ecoli-Sense from Mississauga, Ontario. The company specializes in biosensor monitoring technology for water quality and agriculture. Ecoli-Sense’s real-time bacteria detection sensors use innovative nanotechnology and state of the art calibration techniques, which has resulted in a prototype of a magnetic bio-ink E. coli detection system.

The BREW Accelerator is a seed accelerator focused on innovation-driven startups with commercialization potential solving global water challenges. The accelerator pairs the water-focused startups with a community of credentialed experts, services and resources of Wisconsin’s historic world water hub to help entrepreneurs from around the world launch their businesses.

Each year, BREW winners receive up to a $50,000 equity investment, work space in the Global Water Center in Milwaukee, business training through the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Institute for Water Business, research and talent connections, immersion into The Water Council’s global membership network, mentorship from water industry experts, and much more.