What is the Top Ten Automotive Startups Competition?

As the new auto industry's trade show, we feature companies that are redefining mobility, converging business sectors, and driving change in transportation. With so many startups coming onto the scene each year, it's important for us to highlight the most unique ones that are poised for success.

These ten startups get set apart from thousands of newcomers, earn a tremendous amount of media exposure, and place their products/services on AutoMobility LA's global stage.

The application process will end August 11, 2017. Companies selected for inclusion in the 2017 Top Ten Automotive Startups will be notified this summer.


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, Dr. 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 North America, Microsoft, and the LA Auto Show executive team.

Top Ten Automotive Startups finalists will receive:

  • Access to AutoMobility LA 2017
  • Exhibit booth space inside the Technology Pavilion
  • Recognition in front of 25,000 media professionals, influential thought-leaders, automakers, tech titans, designers, developers, investors, dealers, government officials, analysts, fellow startups and more
  • Access to all AutoMobility LA networking events
  • Access to an exclusive VIP reception with the AutoMobility LA executive team, Advisory Board members, top investors and industry executives
  • And more