AutoMobility LA opens submissions for top 10 startup competition


AutoMobility LA has announced that it is now accepting submissions for its 2017 Top Ten Automotive Startups Competition, which recognizes startup companies that have impressive innovations with the potential to shape the future of the new transportation industry.

The competition’s finalists will be named just before the 2017 AutoMobility LA show, which will take place this fall at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

At the convention, the competition’s winning startup will receive an on-stage advisor session with influencers in the technology and automotive industries. The session’s participating advisors will include Bill Tai, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, Norman Firchau, the president and chief executive officer of Porsche Consulting North America and Jeff Henshaw, Microsoft’s quantum computing program manager, according to AutoMobility LA.

“Our Top Ten competition is a true sentiment of what AutoMobility LA is all about – a celebration of the new mobility industry,” AutoMobility LA and LA Auto Show president and chief executive officer Lisa Kaz said in a news release. “As the new mobility industry continues to evolve, our goal is to recognize companies who are truly disrupting the traditional automotive space and building the next great product or service that will change our lives.”

This year, companies will be evaluated by a team of juries made up of the LA Auto Show executive team and senior executives from companies such as Elektrobit, NVIDIA, TIME's The Drive, Porsche Consulting and Microsoft.

Additionally, at the upcoming AutoMobility LA show, the competition's finalists will receive access to a complimentary booth space at the convention as well as an invitation to a VIP reception with the AutoMobility LA executive team, advisory board members, top investors and industry executives.

“The startups will also be recognized in front of 25,000 media professionals, influential thought-leaders, automakers, tech titans, designers, developers, investors, dealers, government officials, analysts, fellow startups and more,” AutoMobility LA said.

Submissions for the Top Ten Automotive Startups Competition will be accepted through July 15. For more information and to apply, visit

Previous competition winners include Argus Cyber Security, Elio Motors, EverCharge, Inc., High Mobility, HopSkipDrive and PolySync.

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