Past Leap Venture Academy Webinars


Product Management for Pet Care Startups

November 4, 2019 Moderated by Jordan Meyer, Whistle


How to Generate Press for Your Pet Care Startup

October 18, 2019 Moderated by Leigh Isaacson, Dig Dates


Selecting a Co-Manufacturer from a Startup Perspective

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


Funding Options for Early Stage Pet Care Startups

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


Ask a Vet – Pet Care Startup Advice

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


Animal Welfare, Shelter and Rescue Overview

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


Leap Venture Studio & Academy Informational Webinar

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


Pet Care Startups: From Idea to Product & Beyond

July 23, 2019Moderated by Ben Jacobs, Kinship

funding opportunities


Companion Fund

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


Factory LLC

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


Purina Pet Care Innovation Prize

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


The Craftory

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


Pet Product Innovations LLC

Manufacturer and distributor of innovative pet products with an investment branch.

Upcoming conferences, trade shows & summits

Pets & money 2019

Austin, Texas
December 11, 2019

Fetch San Diego

San Diego, California
December 12-15, 2019

VMX 2020

Orlando, Florida
January 18-22, 2020

Super Pet Expo

Edison, New Jersey
February 7-9, 2020

Western Vet Conference

Las Vegas, Nevada
February 16-19, 2020

Global Pet Expo

Orlando, Florida
February 26-28, 2020