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Leap Venture Studio Announces Cohort 8

Cohort 8 Portfolio Companies

Yes, it’s time to witness some amazing groundbreaking advancements in the world of pet care! Prepare to be amazed as we unveil the six startups joining our annual accelerator program, each dedicated to revolutionizing the way we care for our furry companions. From cutting-edge technology to impactful initiatives, these innovators are set to redefine the pet care landscape.

Andy Bond & Matthew Krentz, Co-founders, BestyBnB

We are breaking new ground!

This year marks an exciting development for the accelerator as a seventh social impact company has been invited to participate in select programming alongside the portfolio startups. BestyBnB creates crisis care and safety net pet programs to help animal welfare, domestic violence, mental health, veteran affairs, houseless services, and other social service agencies secure safe, temporary homes for pets during their owners’ time of crisis.

We are back with renewed commitment

At Leap, we believe that every pet deserves the best possible care and that pet parenting should be a source of joy, not stress. By introducing BestyBnB to our accelerator program, we reaffirm our dedication to fostering innovation that not only advances the pet care industry but also serves the greater good. BestyBnB’s mission aligns perfectly with our vision of creating a world where pets and their owners can thrive together.

Meet Cohort 8

Cohort 8 Founders

Our cohort features a diverse array of startups poised to make a lasting impact on the pet care landscape:

  1. GekkoVet: Revolutionizing pet healthcare with an online diagnostic and treatment tool designed by veterinarians for veterinary professionals.
  2. Innovative Pet Lab: Empowering pet owners with at-home tests and personalized wellness solutions driven by cutting-edge technology.
  3. Omni: Crafting healthier and more sustainable pet food without compromising on taste or affordability, founded by veterinarians.
  4. Scooch: Catering to modern pet parents with an AI-powered holistic pet health subscription service.
  5. VetVerifi: Streamlining the pet economy with verified vaccination records accessible when and where they’re needed.
  6. WIMBA: Transforming pet orthopedics with AI and 4D printing technology for custom solutions in minutes.

We are accelerating innovation across the globe

Our accelerator program kicks off in London on March 4th where these visionary startups will embark on a transformative journey. Through intensive workshops, mentorship sessions, and networking opportunities, they’ll refine their strategies and propel their ventures to new heights.

The culmination of this journey will be the grand finale in New York City on June 13th, where the startups will showcase their progress and innovations on Demo Day. Investors, industry experts, and pet care enthusiasts will converge to witness the unveiling of groundbreaking technologies and solutions that promise to shape the future of pet care.

Join Us on the Journey

Are you passionate about pet care innovation? Join us as we support and celebrate these pioneering startups on their quest to revolutionize the pet care industry. Stay tuned for updates, insights, and exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the accelerator program’s highlights.

Together, let’s unravel a new era of pet care excellence. Because when it comes to our beloved pets, nothing is too ambitious, and no innovation is too bold.

Register now for our virtual Demo Day on June 13th!