Automotive Ventures is committed to providing investors and entrepreneurs with the platform they need to succeed - from competitions that showcase up-and-coming automotive technology companies, to the world's first-ever NAVIcon Conference created specifically for automotive technology investors and entrepreneurs.

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Shell Startup Showdown, Powered by Automotive Ventures

February 15 - March 29, 2022


Six early-stage automotive technology companies that are innovating in the areas of mobility, customer experience, net-zero emissions and new energies competed for the top title in the Shell Startup Showdown, powered by Automotive Ventures. The winner receives a $35,000 grant, and the second place finalist receives a $15,000 grant. This exciting competition included companies from around the globe! So, who won?

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Automotive Ventures Event at TopGolf / NADA 2022

March 11, 2022


Our DealerFund is here, and to celebrate, Automotive Ventures hosted an exciting event at TopGolf during the National Automobile Dealers Association Show in Las Vegas on March 11, 2022. It was great to be back at this very important auto industry show, and even better to see everyone in-person.

Event Highlights

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National Auto Venture & Investor's Conference (NAVIcon)

November 18, 2021

There has never been a conference dedicated to automotive technology investors and entrepreneurs, until now. The world's first-ever NAVIcon event in 2021 featured some of the most innovative entrepreneurs in the auto tech landscape, including those who competed for the coveted NAVIcon Cup.

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AutoTech's Got Talent Competition

August 8 - October 10, 2021


Ten early-stage automotive technology companies battled it out over 10 weeks to clinch a $100,000 investment offer from Automotive Ventures. The judges' panel, consisting of automotive industry veterans Andrew Iorgulescu, Hal Logan, and Kelly Price voted...and so did the audience.  Who won?

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