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.
We are looking for interesting Southern California startup companies to showcase. Submissions will be evaluated on a rolling basis; submission deadline is Friday, October 15th. Judges will be announced at a later time.
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. Get involved and nominate a startup or an individual to win an award. Submission deadline is Friday, October 15. Finalists to be announced – stay tuned!
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.
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.
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.
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.