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Bow Wow Labs Named Inc. Business Media’s Vet100 List

The Austin company was named one of the 100 Fastest-Growing Veteran-Owned Businesses in the US.




(PRESS RELEASE) AUSTIN, TX — Bow Wow Labs is included on the Vet 100 list , a compilation of the nation’s fastest-growing veteran-owned businesses. The ranking was based on Inc. Business Media and Syracuse University’s D’Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), was born out of the iconic Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies based in the U.S. Both distinctions are considered hallmarks of entrepreneurial success.

Bow Wow Labs was co-founded by Michael London (US Marine Corps). The company employs many veterans, including president/chief operating officer Brian O’Neil, a US Navy Nuclear Submarine officer, and others who served in different military branches.

“There is an important similarity between my service in the Marine Corps and my experience launching innovative, disruptive companies throughout my career. To ultimately succeed in both worlds… You have to have a great team that is all on the same page, prepared to accept pain and risk, and with a clear commitment to succeed. And the team has to be prepared to go over, under or through obstacles to reach our destination, and this is the exact type of team we have at Bow Wow Labs.”

Bow Wow Labs has led the way in pet product innovation. The company’s team of experienced entrepreneurs is responsible for the success of the products, leading the way in creating new and diverse products that specifically solve a pet parent’s problems. They made the safety device category in the pet space with its Bow Wow Buddy, which allows dogs to chew on bully sticks and other long-term chews without the inherent risk of the last 1” of chew. When used with the SafeFit Bully Sticks, pet parents can have even greater comfort that each stick will fit securely every time. The Bow Wow Buddy can hold a variety of chews, including the company’s latest innovation, the Epic Chew. This new longer-term chew provides a unique chewing experience that provides mental stimulation, oral health benefits and nutrient-dense
supplementation all in one. The Epic Chew is another innovation that provides supplementation in a new deliverable, interactive form.

Scott Omelianuk, Inc. Business Media’s editor in chief, says it’s no surprise that Bow Wow Labs is one of the honored few. “Economic prosperity is so important to so many aspects of American life, from home and main street to even our standing in the world. Given that prosperity is driven by small business, and given, we now know, the impact veteran founders have on that small business, we can only continue to recognize them and say, again, thank you for your service.”

“In almost every industry we see veteran-owned businesses excelling by applying leadership and management skills they learned from military service and having tremendous impact in the communities,” said Dr. Mike Haynie, Syracuse University  vice chancellor as well as the founder and executive director of the IVMF. “Veteran entrepreneurs are a critical component of the small business landscape.


Vet100 honorees will be formally recognized during the Vet100 Dinner and Awards Ceremony at IVMF’s Veteran EDGE Conference in Dallas, TX.

For more information on the Vet100 list, visit here.

About Bow Wow Labs

Bow Wow Labs is made up of deeply experienced entrepreneurs, pet experts, engineers and pet lovers. With over 100 years of combined pet experience, our team is on a mission to keep dogs safer while delivering products that also make them healthier and happier. Go to Bow Wow Lab’s website for more information.

About Inc. Business Media and the Inc. 5000

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. Business Media offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across various channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. For more information, visit here.

About Syracuse University’s D’Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families

Syracuse University’s D’Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) delivers no-cost career training and entrepreneurship programs across the US and globally. For more information, visit here.




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