FluentPet Wins 2022 Pet Care Innovation Award; Compete for the grand prize
Recognized for its innovative communication system, FluentPet will travel to Florida for the final pitch competition at the Global Pet Expo
DEL MAR, Calif., Jan. 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — StreamAnimalthe company pioneering new possibilities for cross-species communication, today announces its selection as the 2022 Purina Award recipient Pet Care Innovation (PCI) Award. Selected by a panel of experts, the five winners of this year’s PCI award will now go head-to-head for the grand prize of the World Pet Show in Orlando, Florida, March 23-25, 2022.
Awarded to start-up companies that define the future of pet care, the PCI award recognizes new products and services that offer meaningful solutions to enrich the lives of non-human companions. FluentPet and the other four selected winners will pitch their startup to multiple influencers and investors at the upcoming Global Pet Expo to compete for an additional $10,000 in funding to scale their business. Prior to the event, the five winners will hone their pitch during an intensive, collaborative bootcamp with Purina management and industry experts.
FluentPet has been recognized as one of the most outstanding companies, services and products within the rapidly evolving pet industry. Founded in 2020, FluentPet has generated over $7 million in revenue since videos of dogs learning to use FluentPet’s “talking” buttons went viral online. The FluentPet Button Collection is a language and learning system that allows people to teach dogs and cats to express themselves by pressing buttons that emit programmable sounds mounted on a board of interlocking HexTiles.
“We are honored to receive this prestigious recognition and to have the opportunity to showcase our mission this spring,” said CEO Leo Trottier. “Over the past three years, we have given our animal companions a voice and a way for them to better understand people. We couldn’t have done it without the research and help of our dedicated human guides, and we look forward to continuing that effort with our new product line – the FluentPet Login. We will continue to push the boundaries of what interspecies communication is and can be, creating a more meaningful connection between us and the beings around us.
With the introduction of Bluetooth-enabled smart HexTiles and a new FluentPet mobile app coming this spring, the all-new FluentPet product line, the StreamAnimal Connect, adds the ability to get a “text” from your dog or cat. With the improved design, audio and overall functionality, FluentPet Login represents the next phase in the company’s quest to bridge the interspecies communication gap.
the FluentPet Connect Basic HexTile ($69.95) and the FluentPet Connect extension HexTile ($49.95) can be reserved here and will begin shipping in Spring 2022.
To learn more about the FluentPet product line, visit www.fluent.pet.
Launched in June 2020, StreamAnimal is a science- and mission-driven company that creates tools and community to catalyze two-way communication between humans and the animals they live with. Since its inception, FluentPet has achieved over $7 million in sales and doubled its sales year over year. Using research and knowledge based on cognitive science, FluentPet allows people to teach their dogs and cats to “talk” with recordable sound buttons through a system of programmable HexTiles. With major online “guides”, like TikTok’s @what about the rabbit, FluentPet strives to create a new, shared language that will improve both the lives of pets and their owners. For more information, visit www.fluent.pet.
Melanie du Mont
Stormy public relations for FluentPet