The Walt Disney Company is accepting applications for its second Disney Accelerator program powered by Techstars. Disney Accelerator will select 10 startup companies for a three-month mentorship and investment program beginning July 6 and concluding with a Demo Day on October 6.
The program is open to technology-based startups with a vision for making an impact on the world of media and entertainment. Participants will be offered $120,000 in investment capital along with mentor support from top Disney executives, entrepreneurs, investors, and other notable business leaders from the entertainment and technology communities.
In 2014, Disney launched its first Disney Accelerator with companies focused on a range of products including connected toys, STEM applications, social media, and more. Among members of the 2014 Disney Accelerator class, Sphero introduced its new Ollie product and Smart Toy was acquired by Cartwheel Kids, a Los Angeles-based manufacturer of children’s products, during the program.