ACADEMY

About Leap Venture Academy

The Leap Venture Academy connects pet care entrepreneurs with key resources in order to foster innovation and development in the rapidly growing pet care industry.

The Academy is a series of pre-accelerator and community-building activities for early stage pet care startups and innovators. Activities include bootcamps, webinars, pitch competitions, meetups and hackathons. Events are held year round, in person and online. Our goal is to connect early stage startups to educational and networking opportunities.

Events are free and open to the public. Have an idea for an event? Send us a suggestion.

Webinars & classes

Academy Bootcamps are multi-day crash-courses on everything you need to know for your petcare start-up. Bootcamps are a great networking opportunity for entrepreneurs looking to meet mentors, investors and other startup founders. During the bootcamps we hold panels and talk to discuss important topics like brand development, hiring strategies, investment and much more.

Our next Bootcamp will be held on October 21st-22nd in Los Angeles. Applications open August 16th.

Bootcamp

Academy Bootcamps are multi-day crash-courses on everything you need to know for your petcare start-up. Bootcamps are a great networking opportunity for entrepreneurs looking to meet mentors, investors and other startup founders. During the bootcamps we hold panels and talk to discuss important topics like brand development, hiring strategies, investment and much more.

Our next Bootcamp will be held on October 21st-22nd in Los Angeles. Applications open August 16th.

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Pitch Competition

The Leap Venture Academy’s pitch competition series brings the promising pet care startups to the stage for live contests at the industry’s biggest events.

This is an opportunity for startups to receive equity-free grant and industry exposure all in one place. Academy pitch competitions are right for companies at any stage of their development from idea to repeated revenue.

Our next competition will be held at ___ in ___ on ___. We will be giving # grants for $#. Applications are currently closed.

ELIGIBILITY: Please note, competitions are open to any startup or individual innovating in the pet care market. Startups ranging from idea to revenue, profit to non-profit, are encouraged to apply. You must be willing to attend the pet care event where the competition takes place. Tickets, passes, travel and accommodations are not provided by Leap.

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