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The Water Council Announces Partnerships to Advance U.S. Water Entrepreneurship

April 30, 2015

Veolia, The Water Council, and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation have reached an agreement to launch the emPowering Opportunities in Water (POW!) program – a two-year national competition to support entrepreneurship and economic development while fostering sustainability efforts in the field of water. Sometime this year, Veolia, a leading water and wastewater treatment company, and The Water Council should issue a nationwide challenge to fast-track water-related ideas by entrepreneurs and startups revolving around specific areas of interest.  Startups that have the highest likelihood of solving the challenge, will be chosen to enter the program that will be housed at The Water Council’s Global Water Center located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Read the announcement…

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) recently announced that The Water Council became a new participant in the OPIC Partners Program. Via the OPIC Partners Program, The Water Council will be able to connect its network of U.S.-based, globally-minded water entrepreneurs and startups with OPIC’s development finance tools, network of investors, and experience. OPIC serves as the U.S. Government’s Development Finance Institution to mobilize private capital investments in projects that will help solve critical development challenges and advance U.S. foreign policy. Read the release…

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