Plug and Play Topeka Announces 12 Startups Selected For Their Third Batch

    TOPEKA, KANSAS, February 17, 2022 -- Plug and Play Topeka has announced 12 startups that were selected for their third batch of the Animal Health Program launched last year. This program aims to bring global innovation to the heartland by facilitating opportunities for business development, mentorship, as well as pilots and POCs between the selected startups and founding partners of the program Cargill, Evergy, and Hills Pet Nutrition.

    The startups, chosen by partners of the program, represent a broad range of new innovations focused on things like sustainability, packaging, AI, alternative proteins, and pet health.

    “We’re excited to invite these 12 startups to participate in our Plug and Play Topeka accelerator,” said Lindsay Lebahn, Program Manager for Plug and Play Topeka. “Our selection process reflects our partners’ needs, ensuring potential partnerships between these companies and startups are that much more impactful — not only for the businesses themselves but for everyday consumers looking for meaningful solutions to some of today’s biggest health-science challenges.”

    Click below to learn more about the 12 startups participating in the program:

    Adrich helps brands and retailers get the right product to the right customer at the right time through a smart packaging and post-sales data analytics platform.

    Full Cycle Bioplastics
    Full Cycle addresses the issues of plastic pollution, food waste, and climate change by transforming existing food waste into a non-toxic, compostable alternative to oil-based plastics called PHA.

    Hargol FoodTech
    WE DELIVER PROTEIN. Natural. Sustainable. Nutrient Rich. Complete.

    Helpet is an application to help pet owners manage daily life with their pet. Helping them to control the routine, vaccines, food, consultations and everything they need to keep their animals' health. The pet owner can create new friendships and bring joy to the pet's life.

    Kauel Technologies
    We are experts in asset and productivity monitoring with artificial intelligence using computer vision and data processing in energy sector related industries such as oil and gas and electricity.

    Moolec Science
    Science-based ingredients company producing real animal proteins in plants through a disruptive technology in the alternative protein landscape.

    Natural Machines
    We’re accelerating the use of 3D printing in several industries, enabling companies to treat their consumers as individuals - not mass market consumers - by providing personalized products on demand.

    NovoNutrients is the food and feed from CO2 (TM) bio company cleanly transforming CO2 emissions into microbial alternative protein ingredients.

    The world's first multispecies gaming platform at the intersection of pets, smart homes, and gaming.

    TeleTails offers online pet care technology and services that increase access to veterinary care, delight pet owners, and help pets live healthier and happier lives.

    W-cycle is a producer of compostable and renewable materials, focused on the food packaging industry.

    Yoran Imaging
    Introducing thermal imaging and AI to the industrial heat sealing arena

    About Plug and Play

    Plug and Play is the leading innovation platform, connecting startups, corporations, venture capital firms, universities, and government agencies. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, we're present in 40+ locations across five continents. We offer corporate innovation programs and help our corporate partners in every stage of their innovation journey, from education to execution. We also organize startup acceleration programs and have built an in-house VC to drive innovation across multiple industries where we've invested in hundreds of successful companies including Dropbox, Guardant Health, Honey, Lending Club, N26, PayPal, and Rappi. For more information, visit

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