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A Powerful Network of Innovators

CoMotion’s yearly Innovators program has one simple goal: to support the best and brightest startups and early-stage companies making mobility more sustainable, multimodal and equitable.

Innovators are at the center of CoMotion activities throughout the year. Selected companies have free access to all CoMotion events and are put forward in the selection process for our three annual challenges: M2 Challenge at CoMotion MIAMI, Motivate in Vancouver, and The LA New Mobility Challenge at CoMotion LA. Finalists will get to pitch in front of a curated team of investors, VCs, and key players from the public and private sectors.

Selected Startups Will Benefit from:

🎟️ Preferential access – all-access pass to CoMotion MIAMI, Motivate, and CoMotion LA.

🎤 Possibility to pitch in Miami, Vancouver and Los Angeles as part of the M2 Challenge, Motivate and LA New Mobility Challenges.

📘 Inclusion in the CoMotion Startup Deck, a digital brochure with key insights about your company and story. The Startup Deck is shared with our network of investors, VCs, and private sector leaders.

🙌 Raise your profile and reach with our bespoke marketing tool-kit. Get featured on the CoMotion network: Innovator profiles are shared on CoMotion’s website, social media networks, and our newsletter.

The Application Criteria

Feature a new and differentiated technology

🦅 Be independent, not a subsidiary

💵 Total revenue less than $5 million

Be less than 6 years old

📈 Have a product in beta at least

This is your chance to make valuable connections with the community and to connect, partner, and close deals with top investors and stakeholders in the mobility space.

Be part of an exclusive network and elevate your business. Deadline closes on April 15, 2023.

Selection Process

CoMotion Innovators are automatically nominated as applicants to our annual startup challenges. No additional application is required. A jury of experts comprised of private and public industry leaders and investors will select the finalists for each event.

The criteria for the selection process will be based on the themes for each event and the needs of the local mobility ecosystems. Business model, social impact, and environmental benefits are some of the qualifiers that the jury will consider in their selection process. A CoMotion Innovator can potentially be selected for more than one challenge.

Application Deadline

  • April 30 – CoMotion Innovators. Applications close.

Key Dates

  • May 3 – Innovators 2023 Cohort announced

  • May 4 – Six startups selected for M2 Challenge

  • June 9 – Eight startups selected for Motivate

  • October 15 – Six startups selected for the LA New Mobility Challenge

Winner Announcement

  • May 11 – M2 Challenge

  • June 28 – Motivate

  • November 16 – LA New Mobility Challenge

They say it better

“It’s been a really great event. It’s brought together the right thought-makers. This is the perfect opportunity, the perfect venue, and the perfect audience to be a part of.”
Tiya Gordon
Co-Founder & COO, itselectric
“Given the challenges cities are facing with mobility and climate change, it was exciting to see these entrepreneurs present their solutions that can improve quality of life, create jobs, and protect the environment.”
Matt Petersen
CEO, LA Cleantech Incubator
“As a London company, the momentum we built through this success helped us launch our first US office in Los Angeles, quickly leading to a rich pipeline of projects and our first funding raise from a West Coast VC.”
Rebecca Saletta
Director of Strategic Partnerships, Zeti