RESOURCES

Past Leap Venture Academy Webinars

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Diversity in Pet Care Roundtable III

October 21, 2020 Moderated by Denisse Cobian, VP of Brand Strategy at Michelson Found Animals

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Leap Venture Studio Informational Webinar

August 27, 2020 | Interested in applying to our accelerator program? Learn more here!

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Leap Pet Project Virtual Pitch Competition 2020

August 18, 2020 | The 6 finalists were Kibus, Mella, Save All the Pets, SuperPetfoods, The Bark Shoppe, & Woof Together.

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Diversity in Pet Care Roundtable II

August 13, 2020 Moderated by Melissa Mitchner, Founder of The Bark Shoppe and Carlton Osborne, Co-Founder & CEO of AnimalBiome

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Dogly x Leap Advocates of Diversity Informational Session

August 12, 2020 Moderated by Cory Turner, Co-Founder of Dogly

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Diversity in Pet Care Roundtable

July 1, 2020 Moderated by Carla Isabel Carstens, Director of Communications & Events at Kinship, Renaldo Webb, Founder of Pet Plate, & Zubin Bhettay, Co-Founder & CEO of Fuzzy Pet Health

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How to Fundraise for Your Pet Care Startup

May 28, 2020 Moderated by Wesley Wierson, LEAH Labs and Gertrude Allen, Pet Plate

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Artificial Intelligence in Pet Care

April 8, 2020 Moderated by John Honchariw, Companion Labs

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Pitching Your Pet Care Startup

March 25, 2020 Moderated by Willem Delventhal, Mew and Me

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Kinship 101 for Pet Care Startups

March 18, 2020 Moderated by Asad Butt, Kinship

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Contract Law

March 11, 2020 Moderated by Brian Chase, Michelson Found Animals

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Michelson Found Animals 101 for Pet Care Startups

March 6, 2020 Moderated by Aimee Gilbreath, Michelson Found Animals

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Labor & Employment Law

March 4, 2020 Moderated by Brian Chase, Michelson Found Animals

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Web & Product Development for Pet care Startups

January 24, 2020 Moderated by Greer Wilk, Dogdrop

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Community Building for Pet Care Startups: Online & Offline

January 17, 2020 Moderated by Shaina Denny, Dogdrop

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Product Management for Pet Care Startups

November 4, 2019 Moderated by Jordan Meyer, Whistle

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How to Generate Press for Your Pet Care Startup

October 18, 2019 Moderated by Leigh Isaacson, Dig Dates

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Selecting a Co-Manufacturer from a Startup Perspective

September 25, 2019 Moderated by James Bello, Shameless Pets & Rich Kelleman, Bond Pets

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Funding Options for Early Stage Pet Care Startups

September 23, 2019 Moderated by Phil Kim, Michelson 20MM Foundation

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Ask a Vet – Pet Care Startup Advice

September 18, 2019 Moderated by Dr. Aletha Carson, Kinship & Dr. Susannah Teran, Kinship

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Animal Welfare, Shelter and Rescue Overview

August 15, 2019 | Moderated by Aimee Gilbreath, Michelson Found Animals

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Leap Venture Studio & Academy Informational Webinar

July 30, 2019Moderated by Aimee Gilbreath, Michelson Found Animals & Asad Butt, Kinship

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Pet Care Startups: From Idea to Product & Beyond

July 23, 2019Moderated by Ben Jacobs, Kinship

funding opportunities

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Companion Fund

$2-5 million investments for companies in seed to growth stage. Powered by Mars Petcare. 

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Factory LLC

Capital fund investing in high potential food, beverage and pet health companies.

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Purina Pet Care Innovation Prize

20K equity-free grants for innovative early stage pet care startups. Powered by Purina.

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The Craftory

London based investment fund with pet care as an area of interest.