Next week, about 25 entrepreneurs from as far away as Finland will descend on Milwaukee for the inaugural BREW Week, the kickoff to The Water Council’s BREW Accelerator for water startups.

Steve Glynn of The Water Council, John Tillotson of Microbe Detectives, Mark Karstedt and Paul Goudy of PlasmaE, William Dougan of University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and Dean Amhaus of Global Water Center at the BREW 5 graduation.

BREW Week was established this year to lead off the sixth cohort of the accelerator, said Steve Glynn, director of innovation at The Water Council. Glynn led the organization of 25 events around Milwaukee over five days to the startups engaged with the startup ecosystem here, he said.

In addition to the six startups taking partin the new BREW Accelerator cohort, about seven other startups interested in getting involved with the Global Water Center will participate in the programming, Glynn said. Among them is Finland-based Sofi Filtration.

Glynn’s wife Kristin Settle, director of communications at VISIT Milwaukee, sat down with him and helped map out the programming, which includes tours of coworking spaces Ward4, Hudson and The Hive, startup accelerator gener8tor, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Innovation Center, the A.O. Smith Corporate Technology Center, Northwestern Mutual’s Cream City Labs and Marquette University’s 707 Hub; a welcome reception with VISIT Milwaukee, a reception with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, and a lunch with BREW alumni companies. Read the full story here.