Disney Accelerator program – Deadline 16. April 2014

Disney Accelerator offers a unique collaboration between some of the best creative minds in the entertainment industry and the modern-day visionaries who are starting businesses on the strength of exciting new ideas. Disney Accelerator, a mentorship-driven seed-stage investment program—will tap ten early-stage companies with innovative consumer media and entertainment ideas to participate in the three-month program, which begins June 30.

How it Works

Disney Accelerator is a highly selective, immersive mentorship and seed-stage investment program for technology-enabled start ups in the media and entertainment space. Ten start up companies will be selected to gather in the Los Angeles area for three months to incubate their ideas and build new consumer media and entertainment products.

Each participating team will receive:

$120,000 in investment capital

Access to stories, characters, resources and relationships from across The Walt Disney Company, such as The Walt Disney Studios, Disney Animation, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, ESPN, ABC, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Disney Consumer Products, and Disney Interactive

Support from and access to Techstars’ vast global network of mentors and alumni — an amazing collection of entrepreneurs, investors, and innovators interested in helping participating companies succeed

Dedicated Disney Accelerator working space

Mentor support from key Disney executives and leaders, other entertainment industry leaders, venture capitalists, and the broader entrepreneurial community

An Investor Demo Day in September, where each team will present their company and product to entertainment leaders and investors

More information – application link: http://disneyaccelerator.com/

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