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Global startup competition focused on urban mobility

About this Accelerator

LA New Mobility Challenge is a major global startup competition focused on urban mobility. This pitch competition is a joint initiative of CoMotion LA, the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) and the NewCities Foundation. Twelve companies will have the chance to pitch their innovations on stage to a crowd of top Venture Capitalists and key public and private stakeholders. Semi-finalists will compete for $25k in prize money, priceless recognition in front of funders and a fast-track application to be a LACI Portfolio Company.

Categories for this year's competition include:

• Electric & zero emission mobility (including hydrogen)
• Shared/personal mobility
• Smart & autonomous cities
• Urban Air Mobility.

To be eligible companies must be:

• Less than five years old
• Revenues < $5M
• Product in pilot, beta, or prototype stage

The CoMotion LA event brings together the brave new world of the urban mobility revolution — a revolution that is set to transform every city in the world, large and small in a two day conference (November 14-15) in the Arts District of Downtown LA.

The New Mobility Challenge will take place at the La Kretz Innovation Campus on November 13, one day before CoMotion LA.
• Semi-finalists will compete for category winner prize of $5k and a grand prize of $25k, for total prize winnings of $40K
• LACI will provide Mobility Challenge semi-finalists with pitch prep support prior to the final competition
• LACI will fast-track the finalist of the Mobility Challenge for consideration as a LACI portfolio company (i.e., confirmed interview to be a given a condition offer to be a portfolio company). Fast-tracked consideration is only valid for one year following the award of the 2019 Mobility Challenge
• The winner will be jointly presented on the Comotion LA main stage by LACI and New Cities Foundation

Judging will take place in front of a curated, invitation-only audience of sector investors and corporate leaders. Last year's New Mobility Challenge audience included over 50 venture capitalists and corporate venture capitalists from:

• Autotech Ventures
• CREO Syndicate
• Crosscut
• CrowdSmart
• Creative Ventures
• Deutsche Bahn
• DBL Partners
• Embark Ventures
• Energy Systems Network
• EVgo
• General Motors
• HBS Alumni Angels
• Lime
• Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi
• Moving Capital
• Navitas Capital
• Partners Capital Group
• Pritzker Group Venture Capital
• Scopus Ventures
• Shell Ventures
• Southern California Edison
• Techstars
• Total Energy Ventures
• Verizon Ventures
• Wonder Ventures
• Wavemaker Partners


  • Los Angeles, CA, USA