Startup of the Year

Who should be named Startup of the Year from the West [Pacific – Los Angeles] region? You can share your opinion by voting for your favorite startup in our Reader’s Choice Poll below. Reader’s Choice Poll voting will help guide the selection of the top 100 startup semifinalists who will compete for cash, prizes and more, at the Innovate Celebrate conference in San Francisco on October 9th – 11th, 2017. The deadline to vote is July 12th.

There’s a “Click to Vote” link next to each startup below, vote for the startup you like the best located in Los Angeles:

Airmule (Los Angeles, CA) [Click to Vote]
Airmule lets travelers sell their checked luggage space to TSA certified shipping companies. Travelers make up to $600 per trip while shippers get 50 percent off express shipping.

All_ebt (Los Angeles, CA) [Click to Vote]
All_ebt is a smart wallet for food stamps.

Baarb (Los Angeles, CA) [Click to Vote]
Baarb is the first travel site that connects business and leisure travelers with the hotels they’ll love faster and easier by delivering personalized search results.

Basepaws (Los Angeles, CA) [Click to Vote]
Basepaws is a pet genetics company focused on personalized, DNA-based pet products while building a genetic database for drug discovery R&D.

BenjiLock (Los Angeles, CA) [Click to Vote]
BenjiLock’s purpose is to redefine the personal security experience, using hybrid technology with the consumer in mind.

Chaptter (Los Angeles, CA) [Click to Vote]
Chaptter will feature a curated list of free audiobooks. Their content will be in several genres and feature both licensed and exclusively produced content.

CUJO (Los Angeles, CA) [Click to Vote]
Stay safe online with CUJO smart firewall. Protect IoTs and all connected devices against hacks.

Doppels (Los Angeles, CA) [Click to Vote]
Doppels is a birthday celebration discovery engine and smart gifting platform.

fAds (Los Angeles, CA) [Click to Vote]
fAds replaces ads with what you follow on Instagram so you can see what you want to see instead of what they want you to see.

Global Entertainment Matrix (GEM) (Los Angeles, CA) [Click to Vote]
GEm is a private platform for on-demand booking and influencer monetization.

House of the Quiet Self (Los Angeles, CA) [Click to Vote] uses brainwave tech to deliver immersive heart-centered audio meditations. Users empower their inner mystic in just ten minutes a day.

inhaus (Los Angeles, CA) [Click to Vote]
Inhaus is a real estate marketplace for the self-motivated individual that puts money back in their pocket. They combine their patent-pending life needs based home search engine with a compelling transactional model.

Journey (Los Angeles, CA) [Click to Vote]
Journey has productized purpose-driven, peer-led travel for a new generation of socially-conscious wanderlusters. A Journey is a 6-day trip for 30-50 people, with two days of impact work and three days of integration.

Kamyuno (Los Angeles, CA) [Click to Vote]
The world’s first all-in-one peer-to-peer exchange platform: share, trade, rent, or sell.

Kaydabi Games (Los Angeles, CA) [Click to Vote]
By combining mobile games with charitable causes, Kaydabi is using entertainment to create real-life superheroes out of everyday people.

Livby (Los Angeles, CA) [Click to Vote]
Livby is the next generation of live shopping. It’s a place where brands create their own live virtual store with a social media sensibility.

Pt Pal (Los Angeles, CA) [Click to Vote]
Get medical tasks on an app! Pt Pal is a clinical app platform that allows doctors, therapists and clinical researchers manage patients using Pt Pal.

Pundit (Los Angeles, CA) [Click to Vote]
Pundit makes talking fun and private. It is an augmented voice messaging platform where users are able to talk to each other by sending entertaining and ephemeral voice messages.

Pyur Solutions (Los Angeles, CA) [Click to Vote]
Everyday pesticides are full of chemicals hard to pronounce, let alone recognize. Pyur Solutions cuts out ubiquity with non-toxic, biodegradable, plant-based pesticides.

SimplyAfterschool (Los Angeles, CA) [Click to Vote]
SimplyAfterschool, Inc. is a web-based SAAS platform that helps schools manage their classes, camps and afterschool programs easily.

SWIFTE (Los Angeles, CA) [Click to Vote]
SWIFTE is transforming the way university students and the community carpool. SWIFTE is an app that acts as a search engine for unused car space in hopes of reducing carbon emissions and traffic congestion.

Tradiio (Los Angeles, CA) [Click to Vote]
Tradiio enables artists to monetize through direct subscriptions by their top fans. Fans subscribe to a specific tier and get exclusive rewards in return.

Up Sonder (Los Angeles, CA) [Click to Vote]
Up Sonder is an on-demand drone and service rental marketplace powered by UberRUSH. Drone pilots and drone owners earn extra money by listing their drone or service on for rent.

VaGenie (Los Angeles, CA) [Click to Vote]
VaGenie is a combination device and app Kegel trainer that helps women strengthen their pelvic floor. It’s a FitBit for lady bits!

Weavy (Los Angeles, CA) [Click to Vote]
No more clicking away to send messages or changing tabs to send emails. Collaborate from anywhere, across departments and within teams with Weavy.

Thank you to our Startup of the Year sponsors and partners.
American Airlines
.Me Domain
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We invite you to join us at Innovate Celebrate the 3-day global conference in San Francisco on October 9th-11th. Aside from our 5th annual Startup of the Year Competition, this conference is a must attend event to meet thought-leaders, mentors, investors, and media. Watch the video below, we hope to see you there.