Leading Auto-Tech Industry Disruptors Encouraged to Submit Applications Through July 15 for Opportunity to be Recognized at AutoMobility LA

LOS ANGELES, May 15, 2017 /PRNewswire

The Los Angeles Auto Show's (LA Auto Show®) AutoMobility LA™ today announced it is accepting submissions for its 2017 Top Ten Automotive Startups Competition™ (Top Ten). Following the success from 2016, this year's competition will recognize startups with the greatest innovations and highest potential to shape the future of the new transportation industry.

The top ten winners and top three finalists will be announced prior to the 2017 AutoMobility LA show, taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center Nov. 27-30. The winning startup will receive a live, on-stage advisor session with influencers in the technology and automotive industries on the afternoon of Tuesday, November 28. Advisors participating include Bill Tai, renowned Silicon Valley venture capitalist, Norman Firchau, President and CEO Porsche Consulting North America, and Jeff Henshaw, Program Manager Quantum Computing Microsoft.

AutoMobility LA's Top Ten will be selected by a selected team of juries comprised of senior executives from companies including Elektrobit, NVIDIA and Time Inc.'s The Drive., as well as Porsche Consulting, Microsoft, and the LA Auto Show executive team.

The Top Ten finalists will receive exclusive access to AutoMobility LA, and booth space inside the Technology Pavilion, located outside of the Los Angeles Convention Center. 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.

In addition, the 2017 Top Ten winners will have full access to all major AutoMobility LA networking events and receive an exclusive invitation to a VIP reception with the AutoMobility LA executive team, Advisory Board members, top investors and industry executives. They will also be given access to a list of mentors comprising of selected VCs and entrepreneurs to provide advice on business.

"Our Top Ten competition is a true sentiment of what AutoMobility LA is all about,  a celebration of the new mobility industry," said Lisa Kaz, President and CEO of AutoMobility LA and LA Auto Show. "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."

Previous Top Ten winners include Argus Cyber Security, Elio Motors, EverCharge, Inc., High Mobility, HopSkipDrive (which received significant financial backing after their participation in Top Ten), and PolySync.

AutoMobility LA will be accepting Top Ten submissions from May 15 – July 15, 2017. For more information and to submit, please visit: www.automobilityla.com.

Source: Los Angeles Auto Show

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