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About dot.LA Summit

The dot.LA Summit is the go-to event for L.A.’s booming startup community, held October 28th – 29th at the Fairmont Miramar. Guests included early-to-late stage VCs, as well as growth-stage and angel investors. The Summit encompassed cutting-edge programming, fast pitch competitions, an awards show, networking, social events and more! 

The Summit featured 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 announcements and the latest dot.LA Summit news!

dot.LA Pitch Showcase Competition Winner

Congratulations to Everlaunch for winning the second annual dot.LA pitch showcase competition!

Everlaunch, a startup that offers gamified how-to guides for aspiring entrepreneurs, was declared the winner of the competition by a panel of three judges. 

Read more about Everlaunch and watch a full video of the pitch competition.

Michelle Heng, Everlaunch Co-Founder & CEO


Special Thanks to Our Judges

Kiswana Browne
Plug and Play Ventures

Andrew Chau
Co-Founder & CEO
Boba Guys, Inc.

Brianne Kimmel
Worklife Ventures

dot.LA Startup Awards

Congratulations to all award winners! The dot.LA startup awards celebrated the most innovative people and companies in the vibrant L.A. startup and tech community. The event was hosted live on Friday, October 29th at the dot.LA Summit at Fairmont Miramar and recognized L.A.’s most coveted startup pioneers, rising tech companies and disruptive innovators. Browse the full list of finalists and more information on the winners.

Award Categories

Pivot of the Year

Cimeran Kapur, Founder

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

Social Justice Award

Miki Reynolds, Co-Founder & CEO

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

Kenshō Health

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

John Brennan, Founder

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

Carolyn Yashari Becher, Joanna McFarland, & Janelle McGlothlin, Co-Founders

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.



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.