Fortune Magazine Partners with AutoMobility LA to Recognize Leading Auto Industry Disruptors

Following a successful Top Ten Automotive StartupsTM (Top Ten) competition in 2015, LA Auto Show’s AutoMobility LATM is once again selecting a premier top ten list of the newest, most innovative startups for 2016. AutoMobility LA will open up this year’s Top Ten Automotive Startups for submissions and the shortlist will recognize the hottest startups with the greatest potential to shape the automotive, transportation and mobility sectors.

Fortune will cover the Top Ten Startups in its September issue. The Top Ten finalists will be selected by the AutoMobility LA Advisory Board, comprised of senior executives from Google, Lyft, NVIDIA, Pandora, Aeris Communications, Nokia Growth Partners, City of Los Angeles, Local Motors, Strategy Analytics, Elektrobit and Ellis and Associates. Startups are encouraged to apply by visiting: AutoMobility LA will be accepting Top Ten submissions from June 9 – August 31, 2016.

auto1Top Ten winners will be selected based on a combination of the following criteria, and winning Top Ten startups will get exclusive access to AutoMobility LA, taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center Nov. 14-17, and will be featured in the all-new Technology Pavilion. The startups will be recognized in front of more than 4,500 media and 20,000 of the industry’s most influential thought-leaders, including automakers, tech titans, designers, developers, startups, investors, dealers, government officials, analysts and more. Top Ten winners will also have access to all major AutoMobility LA networking events and will receive an exclusive invitation to a private breakfast with the LA Auto Show’s AutoMobility LA Executive Team, Thursday, Nov. 17.

“The auto and tech industries are becoming increasingly intertwined. Connectivity is transforming the automobile and people’s relationship to mobility altogether,” said LA Auto Show and AutoMobility LA President and CEO, Lisa Kaz. “We are looking for those innovative startups that are truly bridging the gap between auto and technology and we’re excited to see what they bring.”

Colocating with LA Auto Show’s AutoMobility LA™ on Monday, November 14 will be Jaymie Scotto & Associate’s Telecom Exchange (TEX), the premier industry networking event ‘where communications and technology meet.’  The TEX/AutoMobility Opening Reception will take place within the all-new Technology Pavilion located at the Gilbert Lindsay Plaza in the Los Angeles Convention Center. TEX LA holds its main event on Tuesday, November 15 at Montage Beverly Hills.

For more information and to submit your company, please visit or To learn more about TEX LA, visit