To succeed as an entrepreneur, you need allies, mentors and partners that understand your industry and can help you scale. The PCI Network gives you all that and more.
Your opportunity. Your community.
The PCI Network is the only peer-to-peer organization for innovative and high potential founders of scalable pet care businesses like you. Our community of entrepreneurs come together to share their experiences, build invaluable relationships and learn from the industry’s leading experts. By joining, you have the opportunity to:
How to Join
The vast number of PCI Network members come through the PCI Prize, but PCI Network member companies can also nominate other qualifying startups for a limited number of membership slots. If you qualify for the PCI Network and know a Network member, ask them about a nomination. We’re looking for companies that are:
- Founder operated
- Scalable (realistic market potential of over $100M)
- Already in operation in pet food/nutrition/consumables, tech, services, and other aligned areas
- Operating in North America (although some members do business internationally as well)
- Still raising capital with a growing team
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Participating in the PCI Bootcamp, Mella won more than cash. We received mentorship, partnership opportunities with Nestle Purina, pitch coaching, and won a family and community of innovation-driven colleagues.
CEO & Co-Founder of Mella Pet Care
The PCI Network is a great group of pet care entrepreneurs. I’ve learned a tremendous amount, built key partnerships, and found new friends. And the support of Nestle Purina is invaluable for all of us.
Founder of PupJoy
PCI is the gold standard for any entrepreneur who works within the pet ecosystem. Not only did I make invaluable contacts during the program, the Network has helped me level up my own company in truly astonishing ways.
Founder of FetchFind
Participation in the PCI Prize and membership in PCI Network does not represent financial interest nor endorsement by Nestlé Purina in the respective companies. The Pet Care Innovation Prize and Network allows Nestlé Purina to meet and support the early stage companies that they might be working with in the future.