About Leap Venture Studio

The Leap Venture Studio is the first pet care-specific startup accelerator. The Studio represents Michelson Found Animals and Kinships’ commitment to improving the lives of pets and their owners through science, technology, and innovation. The Studio is supported by R/GA Ventures, a world-class services platform that connects our startups with award-winning strategists, technologists, designers, and consultants. The combined networks and resources of R/GA, Michelson Found Animals, and Kinship make the Leap Venture Studio the most effective startup accelerator in the pet care industry.

Each cohort of the annual program consists of 6-8 companies that work with the Leap partners in the studio for a total of 12 weeks. The Leap Venture Studio is highly customized to the different needs of each company in the cohort.

The Leap Venture Studio culminates in an online pitch event where Studio companies pitch to investors, industry leaders, and the startup community. Studio companies receive an investment of up to $200K if selected into the program.

The next Leap Venture Studio program will take place from February to May 2022. Applications are closed for 2022.

Application & Timeline

SEP 15, 2021
OCT 17, 2021
DEC 15, 2021
FEB 7, 2022
MAY 5, 2022

SEP 15, 2021

Applications Open

OCT 17, 2021

Applications Close

DEC 15, 2021

Decisions Released

FEB 7, 2022

Program Starts

MAY 5, 2022

Demo Day

LEAP VENTURE STUDIO OVERVIEW

Learn about what you can expect from the program!

Portfolio

We invest in some of the world’s top pet care companies.

We are proud and honored to work with founders who are creating a smarter world for pets and their people.

Leap Venture Studio Partners