How NYC Startups Are Taking a Bite Out of the $55B US Pet Industry
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
Did you know that there are more dogs in the US than there are children? How about the fact that 14% of US dogs have a Facebook page? The pet market is one of the most vibrant and steadily growing industries, yet has seen very little innovation -- until now, that is.
New Dog City is leading the way in re-shaping the pet industry through new products and services that span e-commerce, big data, media and retail. Join us for an evening that will “bow-wow” you as a team of entrepreneurs from Pet360, Klooff, FitBark, Ruff Club and others share their perspective on why the pet industry is ripe for disruption and how they’re doing their part to leave a permanent mark.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Brock Weatherup - CEO, Pet360
- Alejandro Russo - CEO, Klooff
- Davide Rossi - Co-Founder, FitBark
- Danny Frost - Founder, Ruff Club
- Arie Abecassis - Venture Partner, DreamIt Ventures (Moderator)
Pizza and beers will be served. Woof!
Pet360. Pet360, Inc. is a company dedicated to pets and their pet parents by connecting community, content, and ecommerce beyond the vet. The company operates: www.Pet360.com - the newest and most comprehensive utility for pet owners; www.PetFoodDirect.com – the most complete pet food and supply retailer online; www.NationalPetPharmacy.com – a fully certified, full-service pet pharmacy delivering pet meds, vitamins and comprehensive pet health and wellness products; and www.petMD.com – a leading pet health information resource. The company is headquartered in Plymouth Meeting, PA.
Klooff. Klooff is the No. 1 community to share pics of your pooch: Over 1M Facebook Likes; Leading iOS app has thousands of downloads, from all over the world; Android and web is coming soon. Klooff is a TechStars NYC 2013 Company.
FitBark. FitBark is wearable technology for your dog that fosters an active lifestyle and guides you through the amazing journey of pet parenting. The FitBark mobile app, coming in Summer 2013, tracks your dog's fitness level and features BarkScore, a proprietary measure that quantifies your dog's progress. We're launching on Kickstarter in July 2013. Sign up here to get your early-dog special.
Ruff Club. Dog-friendly social club. Contemporary pet care hub. A new kind of territory in the E.V.
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Based in NYC, FitBark uses modern technology to improve the health and happiness of dogs everywhere. FitBark’s products include a tiny wearable device and mobile app designed to help dog owners stay connected to their dogs and track their physical activities throughout the day. FitBark’s vision is to create a world that better understands dogs and gives back the same joy that they provide to us. The FitBark team comprises diverse individuals who share a passion for hardware, software, technology and, most importantly, dogs.