Leap Pet Project Pitch Competition

Overview

Leap Pet Project is Leap Ventures’ startup pitch competition series, bringing the most promising pet care startups to the stage for a live contest at the industry’s biggest events.

Sign Up to Pitch at SuperZoo

The next Leap Pet Project will take place at SuperZoo in Las Vegas on August 20, 2019.

Leap Pet Project @ SuperZoo is open to any early stage entrepreneur who is creating breakthrough pet care products or technology in the $70 billion pet industry. All applications will be reviewed by a panel of pet care industry experts. The top 8 will be selected to pitch live at SuperZoo. Two winners will receive up to $15k each in prize money.

Sign Up to Pitch at SuperZoo

Process

  • Fill out this application to take part in the competition. Deadline is July 19, 2019.
  • Startups selected by our panel of judges to compete live at SuperZoo will be notified by July 31, 2019
  • The top 8 startups will pitch for two equity-free $15k prizes at SuperZoo on August 20, 2019

Eligibility

  • Open to any early stage startup or individual innovating in the pet care market
  • Startups from idea stage to early revenue stage are encouraged to apply
  • Both for-profit and non-profit startups are allowed to apply
  • Startups must be attending or plan on attending SuperZoo in Las Vegas from August 20-22, 2019 (Conference passes and travel/accommodations are not provided by Leap Pet Project)
Eligibility

Judging Criteria

Judges will review applications and pitches for:

  • Uniqueness of idea
  • Impact on pet care market
  • Traction (or proof of market need)
  • Market size & scalability
  • Viability of revenue model
  • Team experience and background
  • Presentation Skills (for live presentation only)
Judging Criteria

SuperZoo Live Pitch Rules

  • Each company will have 6 minutes total: 3-minute presentation and 3-minute Q&A
  • Only one member from each startup will be allowed to speak
  • Leap will moderate questions and keep time
  • A panel of 4 judges, all experienced in the creation of pet care products and/or investment, will decide on the winners
  • Decks must be submitted in PDF format by August 18, 2019
  • Please note, the live event is open to any SuperZoo attendee

Timeline

  • Jun 27 2019
    Applications Open
  • Jul 19 2019
    Applications Close
  • Jul 31 2019
    Top 8 Notified
  • Aug 18 2019
    Final Decks Submitted
  • Aug 20 2019
    Final pitch at SuperZoo

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