We are introducing new topics and placing a spotlight on new industries, and Pet Connect is our first ever virtual pet innovation conference.
Why pet innovation? Since the beginning of COVID-19, pet care industry has seen 63% of revenue growth. Pet medicine, nutrition, entertainment and training have been rapidly innovating. During this event, we will discuss why pet industry is the one to watch and where the opportunities for entrepreneurs lie. The expert speakers representing pharma, insurance, pet medicine and pet care will discuss how large companies approach pet innovation. During the Round Robin session, local entrepreneurs will present their solutions for making every step of a pet’s lifecycle innovative and healthy.
AUGUST 27, 2020
2:00 – 6:00 PM
Meet and connect with innovators disrupting the world of healthcare
Pet industry is the one to watch and where the opportunities for entrepreneurs lie.
Four workshops featuring cutting-edge tech developed by local entrepreneurs
Take advantage of the experts and speakers by forming connections and asking questions
This is your chance to connect with local innovators, meet industry experts and ask the most pressing questions, and learn about ways to scale your digital health venture internationally.
Why Pet Innovation? Overview of the industry
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Welcome to Pet Innovation! Our first session of the day will feature David Hallas of Sure Petcare and Dan Reus of Pet Care Innovation Prize. The presenters will share their insights on the corporate side of innovation in pet products and tech and the entrepreneurial landscape of pet innovation both in the American and European markets.
Pet Industry is the One to Watch
3:00 – 4:00 PM
Join us for a discussion of the trends in the pet industry. The experts in animal health, genetics, retail products, and investments will discuss the innovations in the pet care industry. They will address the most recent developments in the industry and shed light on how corporations and startups are approaching pet care and pet products, and where there are opportunities for further innovation.
Venture Café: Virtual Networking Room
3:00 – 5:00 PM
We’re taking precautions seriously amid the Coronavirus outbreak. What else are we taking seriously? Our mission: “Connecting Innovators to Make Thing Happen”. While it’s up to every-one-of-us to flatten the curve and curb this outbreak, it doesn’t mean we can’t stay connected. So join us in this virtual gathering to talk business or simply share your thoughts in this unique time in history.
Pets: Innovation of a Lifetime
4:00 – 5:00 PM
Looking for innovative ways to care for your pet or a new investment opportunity? Hear from entrepreneurs across the nation how each aspect of an animal’s life can be made better with technology and innovation. In this session, prominent entrepreneurs will share their solutions including DNA testing for cats, fresh food and training for dogs, and temperature measurent for all animals. The guest speakers will share their entrepreneurial journeys and offer their insights on new approaches to pet care.