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LA CoMotion and LACI Announce LA New Mobility Challenge Semi-Finalists

November 1, 2018


18 Startups Selected Across 6 Categories of Urban Mobility to Pitch at Mobility Innovation Day November 14, 2018

Los Angeles, CA – November 1 2018 – LA CoMotion, along with the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) and the NewCities Foundation announced 18 semi-finalists in the LA New Mobility Challenge, a global startup pitch competition focused on urban mobility. More than 100 startups and young companies from over 15 countries applied to this year’s LA New Mobility Challenge.

Semi-finalists will pitch their innovations on stage to a crowd of top Venture Capitalists and key public and private stakeholders during Mobility Innovation Day, taking place on November 14 2018, from 9 am to 5 pm, at the La Kretz Innovation Campus, 525 S Hewitt Street in the Downtown LA Arts District.

A high-level jury will select a winner for each category (Aerial Mobility, Autonomous Vehicles, Electric, Personal Mobility, Shared Mobility, and Smart Infrastructure), as well as one for the overall competition, to be announced on November 15 at LA CoMotion 2018, the leading global annual event on the Future of Urban Mobility happening in the heart of the Downtown LA Arts District on November 15-17 2018.


Meet this year’s L.A. New Mobility Challenge semi-finalists:

Category 1 >> Aerial Mobility

Elroy Air
Horizon Hover

Category 2 >> Autonomous Vehicles


Category 3 >> Electric


Category 4 >> Personal Mobility

Metro Africa Express

Category 5 >> Shared Mobility

CLEVR Mobility

Category 6 >> Smart Infrastructure

Rover Parking
Clear Road




About the LA Cleantech Incubator

The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) is a private non-profit organization helping to accelerate the commercialization of clean technologies and ensuring an inclusive green economy by unlocking innovation, transforming markets and enhancing community. Founded as a cluster-driven economic development initiative by the City of Los Angeles and its Department of Water & Power (LADWP), LACI is recognized as one of the most innovative business incubators in the world by UBI. In just five years, LACI has helped 65+ companies raise $135M in funding, create 1,500 jobs, and deliver more than $335M in long term economic value. LACI operates out of the La Kretz Innovation Campus in downtown LA with satellite offices in Northridge and the Silicon Valley, and is founder of the Network for Global Innovation NGIN. LACI recently acquired the Cleantech Open to amplify and expand their positive impact toward building an inclusive green global economy.


About LA CoMotion

LA CoMotion is a multi-faceted 3-day event bringing together the global leaders of the urban mobility revolution – a revolution that is set to transform every city in the world, large and small. The second edition of the immersive expo and conference kicks off on November 15-17 2018 and  features cutting-edge discussions, demos, test drives and exhibitions – an unforgettable glimpse into our urban future.


About the NewCities Foundation

The NewCities Foundation is a global non-profit committed to shaping a better urban future. NewCities seeks the most progressive and innovative ideas to drive positive changes in cities large and small through events, research, and urban innovation projects. NewCities creates a global dialogue and curates cutting edge knowledge on the world’s most progressive urban issues to generate and scale ideas and solutions. The organization works with leaders from business, government, academia, civil society, the media, and the arts.


Media contact:

Sarah Kalvar

Communications Manager

LA CoMotion

+1 213 317 7897

@LA_CoMotion #LACOMO18



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