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Motivate SOCAL: CoMotion, dot.LA Launch Major New Event on Investment Opportunities in Emerging Mobility

April 21, 2021

– May 19 gathering to focus on SoCal region’s dynamic emerging mobility and transportation ecosystem
— Urban Movement Labs, Starburst Accelerator and Alliance for SoCal Innovation to join Motivate SOCAL as supporting partners

Los Angeles, CA, April 21 – CoMotion and dot.LA, with the support of Urban Movement Labs, Starburst Accelerator and Alliance for SoCal Innovation, today jointly announced the launch of Motivate SOCAL, a new regionally-focused event bringing a national and international spotlight on innovative early-stage companies in the emerging mobility space.

The half day virtual event, set for May 19, 2021 in Los Angeles, is designed to throw a global spotlight on the SoCal region’s most innovative young players in the emerging mobility space. Motivate SOCAL features a mix of panels, startup pitches, and networking gatherings — a compelling platform for regional startups (seed stage to series A) to pitch to a national and international audience of venture capitalists, business development leaders, investors,
policy-makers, and mobility enthusiasts.

This event comes at an important milestone for the local economy, as Southern California begins to emerge from the economic doldrums of the pandemic and create new jobs in advanced industries. “Emerging and zero-emission mobility is a huge card for the SoCal region to play in coming years” says John Rossant, CEO of CoMotion. “SoCal, with Los Angeles at its center, is more and more the premiere ecosystem for technology and transportation innovation.”

“Los Angeles is the world’s mobility incubator. We’re so excited to team up with our friends at CoMotion to shine a light on some of these trends and the innovative companies that are building the next generation of transportation,” said Sam Adams, CEO of dot.LA.

“Southern California is the perfect blend of creative talent, engineering dominance, retail, media and so much more than can innovate how we move, receive deliveries, and communicate with commercially available weather or traffic data that can affect journalism, culture and arts, education, finance and more. Aerospace is so much more than things that fly or go up in space!Previously considered a black-box is now increasingly available sources of data and services that change the way we interact with apps,” said Van Espahbodi, Managing Partner and Cofounder of Starburst Accelerator.

Interested startups are encouraged to apply here, while attendees can register here.

About CoMotion

CoMotion is a global platform where leaders of the most innovative transportation and technology companies around the world meet with urban policymakers to share ideas, do business and plan the new mobility future. CoMotion organizes exclusive world-class events such as CoMotion LIVE, CoMotion LA and CoMotion MIAMI, and is the new mobility industry’s premiere source for news, insights, and analysis.

About dot.LA

dot.LA is the premier source for news about the Los Angeles tech and startup community. Launched in 2020, dot.LA serves an audience both local and global through text, video, audio, and live events.



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