Mobility Solutions Winner
Lisnr, Chris Ostoich, Co-Founder
Consumer Engagement Winner
Skillo, Kevin Lustig, CEO
Connected Cars Winner
Mycroft AI, Josh Montgomery, CEO 

Autonomous / Electric Winner

Lightning Systems, Tim Reeser, CEO

2017 Winners

Overall Winner
Lisnr, Chris Ostoich, Co-Founder

TIM Pitch Competition

Leading innovators in the technology and automotive industries go on display at the TIM Detroit: Technology In Motion conference and trade show

TIM is a three-day event, co-produced by Crain Communications and MSX International, that brings together OEMs, suppliers, and the tech community to present the preeminent mobility event in Detroit. Select companies are invited to compete in the elite Pitch Competition, where winners are selected by a panel of industry veterans and an audience vote.

Investing in the Future of the Auto Industry

The AutoVentures Conference connects automotive's most innovative companies
with investors and progressive dealers


Automotive's version of Shark Tank! Startup companies have 7 minutes to present their business followed by 3 minutes of Q&A by a panel of industry experts. AutoVentures is held in conjunction with some of the biggest conferences in the automotive industry, attracting dealer executives as well as the industry leaders.

2016 Winners
DriveMotors:  Builds e-commerce experiences for auto dealerships to sell directly through their websites, providing them with a “buy online” button. 
Runner Up
Drive Mode:  Delivers an enhanced connected car experience to everyone in the world while solving one of the biggest problems on the road today – distracted driving.
2nd Runner Up
Voyomotive:  Voyomotive has developed a ground breaking connected car platform based around VOYO, the world’s most powerful OBD-II controller.driving.
2015 Winners

Early-Stage Winner

PartPic: Simplifies the search and purchase of replacement parts using visual recognition technology

Mid-Stage Winner

Nuve: Utilizes sensors and anti-siphoning devices to prevent fuel and cargo theft across fleets

Late-Stage Winner

Friendemic: Social engagement & brand building, reputation management, and social analytics for the dealer audience

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