L.A. New Mobility Challenge 2021
The L.A. New Mobility Challenge is an annual global startup competition focused on innovative, zero-emission solutions for the challenges of urban mobility.
The Challenge is focused on startups and early-stage companies making a real impact in the sustainable mobility space.
Challenge finalists will pitch in front of a curated team of investors, VCs, and key players from the public and private sectors during CoMotion LA, November 16-18, 2021.
Congratulations to the 2021 winner ENSO
Congratulations to ENSO, the winner of the LA New Mobility Challenge! Co-hosted by CoMotion LA and LACI, and supported by the UK Government.
ENSO is developing better tires for electric vehicles and working directly with OEMs and EV fleets to extend EV range, while reducing carbon emissions and tire pollution.
Thanks to all of the judges of the LA New Mobility Challenge. They brought in their expertise to evaluate the six finalists following criteria such as environmental, social and economic impact:
• Meg Arnold, SVP Market Transformation at LACI
• Elizabeth Reynolds, Accelerator Program Director at Starburst
• Matthew Melling, Trade & Investment Officer (Technology)
• Damien Scott, CEO & Founder at Marain
• Boris von Bormann, Founder & Managing Partner at Renu Ventures
• Laurent Garrigues, journalist and representative of Mobility Makers
“Congratulations to all the Los Angeles New Mobility Challenge finalists – and congratulations to the winner, ENSO! This year’s LANMC demonstrates that the pace of mobility innovation is accelerating as never before,” said John Rossant, Founder and CEO of CoMotion.
“LACI is once again pleased to partner with CoMotion LA on the LA New Mobility Challenge, since the future of mobility will inform our ability to meet broader climate challenges. Congratulations to ENSO for tackling the challenge of carbon-intensive tires and tire pollution head-on. LACI looks forward to supporting ENSO’s future activities in LA and southern California,” said Matt Petersen, President & CEO at LACI.
Previous L.A. New Mobility Challenge Winners
Previous LANMC winners have used the event as a springboard for further growth: raising million of dollars in subsequent financing, while disrupting the mobility industry. Past winners include:
2020 Grand Prize Winner: Zeti, working to disrupt zero emissions cargo vehicle financing, out of the United Kingdom!
2019 Grand Prize Winner: Xtelligent – an infrastructure company developing the traffic signals of tomorrow.
2018 Grand Prize Winner: Metro Africa Express – a personal mobility company committed to making moto-taxis safe, affordable and accessible across West Africa.
2017 Grand Prize Winner: Swiftly – a smart infrastructure company developing enterprise software to help transit agencies and cities improve urban mobility.