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Nokia Growth Partners Powers Connected Car Expo Innovation Zone

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The third annual Connected Car Expo® (CCE), the most authoritative gathering of automotive and technology leaders, announced today a collaboration with Nokia Growth Partners (NGP) on an all-new Innovation Zone, aimed at bringing additional awareness to the significant impact that new auto industry players are having on the automotive business. This new CCE feature, in addition to the Top 10 Automotive Start-ups powered by Siemens, delivers an unprecedented number of auto/tech entrepreneurs exhibiting at this year's event, November 16-17, 2015.

More than 20 start-ups or early stage auto tech companies will exhibit their groundbreaking innovations ranging from mobility concierge and parking solutions to sophisticated mapping and tracking devices.

Nokia Growth Partners, which launched a $100 million Connected Car Fund in 2014, will feature several companies in its Innovation Zone, including Citymaps, Nauto, Parkwhiz, Rivet Radio, Zubie, Prazo, Openbay,Traffic Technologies Services, Autosport Labs, Vision Fleet and Zirx.

Paul Asel, Managing Partner of Nokia Growth Partners, will moderate a panel, "From start-up to the big leagues, how to get your break in the automotive industry," which will take place in the CCE exhibit hall on November 17.

"When an entrepreneur engages with automotive companies, the language can be confusing, the timelines challenging and requirements unclear," said Asel. "This discussion is designed to help bridge the gap between automakers and entrepreneurs as technology becomes more pervasive in the car."

Industry veterans including Andrew Poliak, Global...