ORLANDO, FLA. — On March 23, Artie was selected as the grand prize winner of the 2023 Purina Pet Care Innovation Prize during Global Pet Expo. The company was selected among five other pet care startups from throughout the United States and Canada.
The five startups pitched their businesses to a panel of judges consisting of pet industry leaders and influencers during the tradeshow.
Based in Phoenix, Artie offers fresh meals for dogs, called Harvest Bowls, formulated with whole proteins, vegetables, fruits, grains and vitamins. The meals are cooked at the pet parents’ home using a countertop appliance system.
“This award is so meaningful to us,” said Scott Eller, co-founder of Artie. “We have worked so hard to get here and surrounded ourselves with the right people all the way. The time spent with the team at Purina has been extremely rewarding.”
As the grand-prize winner, Artie was awarded $25,000 in cash and will receive business support from Purina.
“We look forward to seeing the success of Artie and the entire 2023 class,” said Bill Broun, co-lead of Purina's 9 Square Ventures division, and vice president of personalization and business development at Purina. “We are very thankful to be a part of their journey. By offering programs like the Pet Care Innovation Prize, we get the opportunity to work with forward thinking startups who are doing great work to advance the pet care industry. It's an honor to support their growth and work together to shape the future of pet care.”
Other 2023 Pet Care Innovation Prize winners include EpiPaws, Happy Bond, PDX Biotech and Sylvester.ai.
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