dot.LA Summit

October 28-29, 2021 | Fairmont Miramar

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About dot.LA Summit

Don’t miss the go-to Summit for L.A.’s booming startup community, held October 28th – 29th at the Fairmont Miramar. Guests will include early-to-late stage VCs, as well as growth-stage and angel investors. The Summit will encompass cutting-edge programming, fast pitch competitions, an awards show, networking, social events and more! 

The Summit will feature a curated selection of disruptive and innovative L.A.-based startups as well as keynote speakers and panelists made up of Founders, CEOs and C-level executives working in tech, media, entertainment and healthcare.

Stay tuned for more speaker announcements and the latest dot.LA Summit news!

dot.LA Pitch Showcase Competition

The Pitch Showcase Competition, featuring emerging startups in our ecosystem, will be held live on the evening of Thursday, October 28th, during the Opening Reception on the main stage at Fairmont Miramar.

Submissions for the pitch competition have closed. All nominated teams will be notified, regardless of whether they are selected to pitch. Judges will be announced at a later late.

Please contact Katherine@dot.LA with any questions. Thank you!

dot.LA Startup Awards

We are thrilled to announce the “dot.LA Startup Awards 2021” a celebration of the most innovative people and companies in the vibrant L.A. startup and tech community.

Winners will be announced at a live event held midday, Friday, October 29th at the dot.LA Summit at Fairmont Miramar. We will recognize and celebrate L.A.’s most coveted startup pioneers, rising tech companies and disruptive innovators. 

Thank you for your submissions. Nominations for the startup awards are now closed. All selected finalists will be notified – stay tuned!

Award Categories

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Pivot of the Year

This award celebrates a startup’s ability to revamp by changing its business model and strategy in the face of adversity.

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Social Justice Award

This award recognizes a company or individual who has made the biggest impact on driving social justice to create a positive, significant and sustainable impact.

Rising Entrepreneur

This entrepreneur is new in the LA startup scene and has emerged as a forward thinking innovator and leader. Despite his/her age, the Entrepreneur of the year has a pioneering spirit and a promising future.

Rising Startup

This startup is less than two years of age from incorporation and has shown major development based on market growth, innovation and impact of products and services. This newcomer has the greatest potential to disrupt its market and global tech community.

Entrepreneur of the Year

This entrepreneur has a fearless spirit while their partners, teammates and clients are inspired by their vision on a daily basis. They have made notable achievements this past year in regards to funds raised, sales, impact of product and leadership in the tech ecosystem.

Startup of the Year

This company has shown the greatest development over the past year based on innovation and impact with goods and services. This startup has the most promising potential for an exit and potential to reach unicorn status.


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Please note: The health and safety of attendees is our top priority. All attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination and wear masks indoors. You can view a list of other health and safety protocols here.