A smarter world for pets and their people starts here

Michelson Found Animals and Kinship, a division of Mars Petcare, have partnered to launch the Leap Venture Studio & Academy: the first startup-centric program built to springboard innovation in the growing pet ecosystem.

A smarter world for pets and their people starts here

Mars Pet Care and the Michelson Found Animals Foundation have partnered to launch Leap Ventures: the first startup-centric program built to springboard innovation in the growing pet ecosystem.

LEAP VENTURE STUDIO

The Leap Venture Studio combines the expertise of powerhouse companies R/GA, Michelson Found Animals and Mars Pet Care, to bring pet-focused startups to the next level through an LA-based accelerator program.

The industry’s first pet care-specific startup accelerator.

LEAP VENTURE ACADEMY

The Leap Venture Academy provides early stage pet care startups with year-round, pre-accelerator opportunities like networking events, webinars, pitch competitions and bootcamps.   

Resources for pet care startups at any stage.

THE LATEST FROM LEAP

Leap Venture Academy Summer Series Announced!

We will be hosting 3 events this summer focused on early-stage pet care startups. Pet Project Virtual Pitch Competition, Bootcamp for Female and/or POC CEOs, and a Cat Summit. Apply by July 12th!

Leap Venture STUDIO & ACADEMY Partners