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Plug and Play Topeka Selects 12 Startups For Their Fourth Batch

TOPEKA, KANSAS, August 25, 2022 -- Plug and Play Topeka has announced 12 startups that were selected for their fourth batch of the Animal Health Program. 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, span five countries and represent a broad range of new innovations focused on things like food safety, sustainable packaging, AI, alternative proteins, and pet health and wellness, and livestock monitoring.

"We have a really great group of startups that represent the breadth of the Animal Health Industry,” said Lindsay Lebahn, Program Manager for Plug and Play Topeka. “Since these startups were hand selected by our partners, we have already helped facilitate some meaningful conversations we hope to form into partnerships and pilots that will help shape the future of our industry.”

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


Freshness stickers for Freshness Detection. The next generation of expiration dates.


Evanesce designs, develops, and manufactures sustainable packaging and serviceware solutions that are certified compostable, commercially scalable, and cost-competitive using the latest advancements in material science.

Kibus Petcare

Kibus is the first device that cooks healthy dog food automatically


Global Leader in Hyperspectral Imaging for the food processing industry


Every year, £1 trillion worth of food goes to waste globally. Metalchemy produces durable, organic packaging using nanotechnology that helps food stay fresh for longer, which in turn, would reduce emissions and cut costs. Having developed their MVP, they are now working to expand their manufacturing and enter the market.

Mighty Petz

Mighty Petz offers premium quality and healthy pet supplements and treats for your dogs and cats.


PetHub is a pet database and pet parent membership service -- we're your connections to your pets and everything they need.

Precision Livestock Technologies

Precision Livestock Technologies uses artificial intelligence and machine vision to deliver data to boost production, increase quality, and improve animal well-being.


At Protenga, we Make Insects Work For You. We develop data-driven Insect Technology that enables a circular, regenerative, economy all along the food supply chain and produces best-in-class, sustainable Insect Products for pet food, animal feed and plants.


SGMA specializes in coatings & advanced materials using Sol-gel process and develops sustainable solutions for today’s global problems.


Sphinx is the first of its kind automatic wet feeder helping pets, people and planet.


Vizit is the Global Leader in Predictive Visual Analytics, helping the world’s largest brands measure, manage, and optimize image effectiveness through AI-powered Visual Brand Performance software.

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 https://www.plugandplaytechcenter.com/

Plug and Play Topeka Contact: l.lebahn@pnptc.com