Are you passionate about revolutionizing the pet care industry and creating innovative solutions for our beloved furry companions? If so, brace yourselves for an exceptional opportunity that could change the trajectory of your startup forever. Leap’s annual studio program is now open for applications, offering a unique hybrid experience that combines virtual learning with in-person networking and development. Don’t miss out on this chance to take your pet care venture to new heights. Selected startups will also receive a $200,000 USD venture capital investment. Apply now and be part of the next cohort set to embark on an incredible 12-week journey from March to June 2024.
What can you expect?
Our accelerator program is an immersive and transformative program designed to nurture and guide early-stage pet care startups towards success. With a focus on innovation, collaboration, and business development, this accelerator program aims to support entrepreneurs in creating innovative, sustainable and impactful solutions for the pet care industry. Whether you’re developing cutting-edge pet tech, pet food innovations, or pet services, this program caters to all aspects of the pet care ecosystem.
A Hybrid Learning Experience
In recognition of the global landscape and the need for flexibility, this program has adopted a hybrid approach. Participants will benefit from ten weeks of virtual programming, allowing them to join sessions from anywhere in the world. Online workshops, expert mentorship, and peer-to-peer learning will form the core of this digital experience.
The program also offers up to two weeks of in-person activities. In-person weeks are held in locations selected to maximize engagement with industry experts, and provide an opportunity for participants to network, engage in hands-on workshops, and foster meaningful connections with fellow cohort members and alumni. These in-person interactions can be a game-changer for your startup, offering the chance to build relationships that can last a lifetime.
A Tailored 12-Week Journey
The Studio program is not your typical one-size-fits-all initiative. We recognize that each startup faces unique challenges and requires customized support. Therefore, the program offers an intensive and highly-customized schedule that spans 12 weeks, running from March to June 2024.
Throughout the program, you’ll participate in a meticulously planned curriculum that covers various aspects critical to pet care entrepreneurship, such as market analysis, product development, marketing strategies, scaling, and funding opportunities. Expect hands-on guidance from seasoned mentors, industry experts, and successful entrepreneurs who have already made significant strides in the pet care sector.
Why Should You Apply?
The Pet Care Accelerator Program is an unparalleled opportunity to propel your pet care startup to new heights. Here are some compelling reasons why you should apply today:
Funding to Fuel Your Growth: Receive a $200K venture capital investment to help fuel the growth of your startup.
Individualized Support: Benefit from personalized guidance and mentorship that caters to your startup’s specific needs, ensuring you receive the support you require to thrive.
Access to Industry Experts: In addition to receiving guidance from experts from Mars Petcare, Michelson Found Animals and R/GA Ventures, learn from leaders within the pet care industry, gaining insights and knowledge that will prove invaluable for your venture’s growth.
Network Expansion: Forge connections with like-minded entrepreneurs, potential investors, and industry leaders during the in-person activities, setting the stage for long-lasting partnerships.
Validation and Visibility: Participation in the accelerator program serves as validation for your startup, instilling confidence in investors and stakeholders. Additionally, the program can provide visibility and media exposure for your venture.
Application Deadline and How to Apply
The last date to apply for the program is October 15. To submit your application and be considered for Cohort 8, click here.
Don’t miss this opportunity to revolutionize the pet care industry. Take the leap, and embark on an incredible journey that can transform your vision into a reality. Apply now, and let us be the catalyst for your startup’s success!