stltoday.com Dan Schaefer didn’t plan to start an all-natural, clean label pet treats and supplement business with his longtime friend Pat Barron, but five years ago an unanticipated arrival pushed this corporate strategist in product development to pull the trigger on the business that has become Native Pet.
PRnewswire.com With the start of a new decade and millennials continuing to embrace pet ownership, Leap intends to continue fostering growth within a multi-billion dollar market. The seven companies selected for the third cohort represent a diverse mix of entrepreneurs looking to revolutionize products and services ranging from veterinary services to marketplaces to training.
Petage.com On February 11, three partners in the pet care and innovation industries—Kinship, Michelson Found Animals Foundation and R/GA Ventures—announced Native Pet participating in the third cohort of the Leap Venture Studio (Leap), the first startup program designed to foster innovation in the fast-growing pet industry.
ksdk.com Native Pet, which has operations in St. Louis and Detroit, is taking part in Leap Venture Studio, a 12-week startup accelerator. “The program is an amazing opportunity to be in an ecosystem of people who really just think about the pet market. It’s an unbelievably diverse and talented group of people, across the three different organizations that put it on,” said Native Pet co-founder and CEO Dan Schaefer.
Petfoodprocessing.net This year’s cohort includes seven young companies disrupting the pet industry with cutting-edge ideas about nutrition, convenience, dog training and end-of-life pet care.