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[5 Feb 2016 | No Comment | ]
The Walt Disney Company Accepting Applications for its Third Disney Accelerator Program

The Walt Disney Company has announced that it is once again accepting applications for the Disney Accelerator.
This is the third Disney Accelerator program.
The program is to accelerate the growth of startup companies and 10 companies will be selected for the three-month mentorship and investment program. The Disney Accelerator concludes with a Demo Day in October.
“The past two years of the Disney Accelerator have led to incredible innovation and success between The Walt Disney Company and our participating startups, helping to establish the Disney Accelerator as the premier media and entertainment …

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[16 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Disney Accelerator Program Hosts Inaugural Demo Day at The Walt Disney Studios

The Disney Accelerator Program ended with the inaugural Demo Day at The Walt Disney Studios Lot.
The Demo Day gave the 10 participating companies a chance to present their businesses to investors and entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and Disney executives.
The Disney Accelerator Program was an intensive 15-week program where the companies had access to 60 Disney executives, 70 entrepreneurs and investors, and Disney resources. The participating companies also received up to $120,000 in investment capital.
“This group of start-ups has made tremendous progress evolving and growing their businesses in the past fifteen weeks,” …

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[8 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]
Participants Announced for the Disney Accelerator Program

Disney has announced the 11 companies participating in the Disney Accelerator program.
The Disney Accelerator, powered by Techstars, is connecting innovative companies with the Walt Disney Company and giving them access to the creative expertise and resources needed to help them develop new entertainment experiences and products.
The companies selected for the mentorship program are: Buzzstarter, ChoreMonster, Codarica, Cogo, Jogg, Sphero, Sidelines, Snow Shoe, Twigtale, Tyffon, Zombiebooth, and Ubooly.
The Disney Accelerator will provide the companies with the tools and support they need to expand their visions for the next 15 weeks.
Disney executives …

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[18 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]
The Walt Disney Company Launches Accelerator Program for Startups

The Walt Disney Company has announced a new three-month mentorship and seed-stage investment program for startups called Disney Accelerator.
The program will be based in Los Angeles and is powered by Techstars. Michael D. Abrams, Disney’s senior vice president, Innovation, is overseeing the project.
Ten startup companies will be selected to participate in the program and will receives $120,000 in investment capital to develop their ideas in addition to receiving mentorship support from Disney executives.
The mentors include Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of the The Walt Disney Company, plus leaders from Pixar, …