Pets, Vets, & Innovation – Kansas City


Bar K, the Pet Care Innovation Prize, and the Veterinary Innovation Council are bringing together the best startups and entrepreneurs in the pet and veterinary industries on August 26th for a pet tech meetup: An open-air event at Bar K on the evening before the start of the 2021 Veterinary Innovation Summit in Kansas City.

What to Expect:

  • A panel discussion with successful pet startup entrepreneurs, industry executives, and investors.
  • A networking opportunity like no other, where you’ll be able to mingle with investors and other entrepreneurs alike. Special guests include the Board members of the NAVC Veterinary Innovation Council.
  • A showcase of the most innovative pet startups in the region. Presentation booths, and elevator pitches from each startup.

A chance to apply for the 2022 Pet Care Innovation Prize, and speak to the judges (evaluators) directly.

About the organizers:

Bar K, a 2021 Kansas City “startup to watch,” is a unique and joyful destination featuring a fully-staffed dog park, modern bar/restaurant, & event space. Bar K brings engaged, community-minded people and their dogs together to share connections with their pups and each other in a joyful and creative space.

The Pet Care Innovation Prize provides a unique blend of visibility, connection, expertise, and community, all backed by affiliation with Purina, a world leader in pet care. Through their Pet Care Innovation Prize (PCIN), $250,000 of non-dilutive capital has been awarded to pet startups across the US.

The Veterinary Innovation Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving access and quality in animal healthcare worldwide by developing and championing disruptive solutions surrounding key emerging issues.


Aug 26 2021


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Bar K
501 Berkley Parkway Kansas City, MO 64120


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