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uPetsia invited to pitch at Destination Startup

November 7, 2022

uPetsia was one of 23 companies selected to present in the Destination Startup 2023 showcase, February 15-16, 2023 in Denver, Colorado. uPetsia was selected by a panel of 49 investors and serial entrepreneurs nationwide.

Since its inception in 2018, more than 700 investors, business leaders and more from across the country have attended Destination Startup. Over 75 new startup companies have been launched and collectively raised over $500 million to date. 

Destination Startup helps innovative researchers and faculty ready themselves for the process of fundraising and the commercialization of their technology. 


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uPetsia announced as a finalist for Startup Tucson IdeaFunding competition

October 12, 2022

uPetsia was announced as one of twenty companies for Startup Tucson's 2022 IdeaFunding Final Pitch Competition to be held at the Tucson Convention Center on November 3, 2022. uPetsia will be competing against four other companies in the Health Care / Life Science category. The category winner will progress to the final stage, competing against the winner of the three other categories for a $25,000 prize.

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uPetsia announced as semifinalist for the 2022 Arizona Innovation Challenge

October 6, 2022

uPetsia is a semifinalist for the 2022 Arizona Innovation Challenge.

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Greenies founder joins uPetsia as an Advisor

September 12, 2022

uPetsia is excited to have Joe Roetheli join as a company advisor. In 1996 Joe and Judy Roetheli founded Greenies

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uPetsia CSO adopts a new dog

March 19, 2022

Dr. Lyons' family adopted a new member to his family.  A 4 month old chocolate liver Shih-Tzu, Penny, was welcomed to the family consisting of another Shih-Tzu, Rudy, a very diverse mixed-dog, Friday, and a tabby cat, Leo.  In the typical fashion of many Shih-Tzus, Penny loves having a warm lap on which to sleep.

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