Saturday, February 6, 2016

Disney opens up applications for Disney Accelerator program

The Walt Disney Company has started accepting applications for its third accelerator program designed to help startup companies.

Ten companies are selected for a three-month program which involves mentorship and investment, according to the Disney company. 

Applications are due April 10, 2016.

"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 accelerator,"  Kevin Mayer, Chief Strategy Officer of The Walt Disney Company said in a press release.

Some of the companies which have been part of the program include:

Sphero: This is the company which helped develop the  BB-8 droid with Lucasfilm for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." The company went through the program in 2014. The BB-8 toy droid it made for sale, sold out the first day.

Naritiv: This is a media company born on Snapchat and generates more than 16 billion views per month.

EMOTIV: This company developed the Insight wireless headset, which measures brain fitness and emotions. EMOTIV has sold hardware and software to 70,000 developers and researchers in 120 countries and has already built a profitable business. 

StatMuse: This company created an interactive sports statistics platform and now provides ESPN with statistical content for the NBA season.
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