PET TECH CHALLENGE

 

Do you have a new technology product or service that will WOW the Pet Industry? 

 

Then you won't want to miss the chance to win the

The challenge is open to companies that offer technology products and/or services for the pet industry (i.e. smart feeders, wearables, software for pet businesses, apps, etc.), have been launched within the past two years, and have less than $2M in annual revenue.

The first twenty companies that submit an entry will receive 50% discount off of tabletop space at the 2019 Pet Connections Expo (A savings of $850!)

 

Products/services will be judged on the following criteria and 5 finalists will be chosen to present their technology at Pet Connections Expo:

Creativity

Originality

Relevance to the Pet Industry

Technical Problem Solving

Presentation

FIVE FINALISTS WILL RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING PRIZES:

  • Complementary tabletop spot at the Pet Connections Expo 2020

  • Opportunity to provide a handout or other item to be distributed to pet-product retailers and/or exhibitors at the registration area

  • Company promotion on the Interactive Media Wall onsite

  • Opportunity to share a short video (maximum 3 minutes) and a live presentation on the grand stage of the expo before a panel of judges. Press, pet retailers, and other professional members in the Pet Industry will also be in attendance. Judges will then be free to ask company representatives questions about their technology product or service

  • At the Expo’s discretion, finalist videos/presentations will be added to the Pet Connections Expo website with a short description of each company and link back to your website

  • Pet Connection Expo will share our favorite videos/presentations throughout the 2019/2020 season via social media channels and the show website

THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER WILL RECEIVE OVER $7K IN PRIZES:

$1,000 grant to help the advancement of the winning technology

  • $1,000 cash grant

  • Complimentary 10’x10’ space at Pet Connections 2020 ($2,200 value)

  • 1-hour 1:1 strategy brainstorm with 'cause Digital Marketing President, Jane Harrell 

  • 1 year membership to the tools, community, and experts at Working with Dog, including the Freedom Roadmap for Petpreneurs 

  • Feature article in Pet Product News Magazine

  • One hour phone consultation with Whitegate PR and press release 

  • One hour business consultation: Guiding your new business in the Pet Industry with Pet Industry Expert, Nancy Hassel, Founder and President of American Pet Professionals 

  • A dedicated e-blast to Pet Connections Expo retailers and attendees featuring the winner and/or winner’s company

  • 12 dedicated social media posts from Pet Connections Expo and its affiliates

To enter, fill out the form below.  You can also submit a short video (up to three minutes) on your product and pitch to info@petconexpo.com

 

Deadline to Enter Extended: 

August 9th, 2019

* Click here for official Challenge rules

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