Disney Accelerator Launches Second Program powered by Techstars

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is accepting applications for its second Disney Accelerator program powered by Techstars.

Disney Accelerator will select a class of 10 startup companies for a three-month mentorship and investment program beginning July 6, 2015 and concluding with a Demo Day on October 6, 2015. Participants will be offered $120k in investment capital along with mentor support from top Disney executives, entrepreneurs, investors and other notable business leaders from the entertainment and technology communities.

The program is open to technology-based startups with aim to disrupt the world of media and entertainment.

In 2014, Disney launched its first Disney Accelerator with companies focused on a range of products including connected toys, mobile video, STEM applications, social media, advertising technology and more. The company continues to work with many of the alumni from the inaugural class, which included Choremonster, Codarica, Jogg, Naritiv, Sidelines, Smart Toy, SnowShoe, Sphero, Twigtale and TYFFON.



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