Leap Venture Studio 2020
New York City, US
About Leap Venture Studio 2020
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!
A smarter world for pets and their people starts here
The Leap Venture Studio is the first pet care-specific startup accelerator. The Studio represents Mars Petcare and Michelson Found Animals’ commitment to improving the lives of pets and their owners through science, technology and innovation. The Venture Studio is supported by R/GA, 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, Mars Petcare (Kinship) and Michelson Found Animals, make the Leap Venture Studio the most effective startup program in the pet care industry.
The Leap Venture Studio culminates in a live-pitch event where Studio companies pitch to investors, industry leaders and the LA startup community. Studio companies receive an investment of up to $200K at the end of the program.
How it works:
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 Studio program is based in Los Angeles but does not require participants to be present for its entirety. The Leap Venture Studio is highly customized to the different needs of each company in the cohort
A customized team of R/GA’s award-winning strategists, technologists, designers, and consultants will = collaborate with each company to help execute this plan and preparing them for future milestones including fundraising, pitching, and business development. Founders will also have access to mentors and resources from the Mars Petcare and Michelson Found Animals teams and their extended networks.
Areas of Interest:
Pet Nutrition and Fitness
Pet Health and Medical
Solutions, Platforms, and Services for Pet Owners and Vets
Connected Products and Spaces
Funds up to $200K
Funds8 startupsper year
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