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 serve as mentors in Disney Accelerator and each company receives up to $120,000 in investment capital to develop their companies. The program starts with a meeting of the teams and mentors including Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger in addition to leaders from Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, ABC, ESPN, and Walt Disney Imagineering.
At the end of the program in September each company will present to industry leaders and Disney executives during Demo Day.