All finalists will need to be available between March and May to work with us on an event video and their pitch. They must also be able to attend Animal Care Expo May 14 – 17. All travel expenses for two organization representatives will be paid by the Petco Foundation and conference registration will be covered courtesy of HSUS.
The Innovation Showdown is open to nonprofit organizations and for-profit companies. Pitches must come from an authorized representative of the organization or company. Any investment to a for-profit company will be restricted for use applied to the animal welfare lifesaving idea.
Organizations can submit up to 2 ideas but only one can be selected as a finalist.
Finalists and submitters from last year are encouraged to submit their ideas again with an improved pitch.
U.S. based nonprofit or municipal animal welfare organizations with a primary mission of saving companion animals (including community cats) and for-profit entities with a primary purpose of saving animal lives are encouraged to apply.
Deadline to apply is 5 PM CST Friday, February 16.
Winners must be willing to attend the Animal Care Expo May 14-17 in Kansas City, Missouri and work with the Petco Foundation to provide photo and video assets to support their pitch. Innovation starts with initiative, so please do your best to complete the application without our assistance. We cannot guarantee responses to all inquiries.
The Wild Card Voting Round will take place March 16 through March 30.
Purchasing votes or providing incentives for voting in the Wild Card voting round is prohibited.