Monday, July 7, 2014
Disney Accelerator Names First Class
The Disney Accelerator, the startup accelerator backed by Disney and being run by TechStars in Los Angeles, announced its inagural class today, naming eleven companies--including three Los Angeles companies--to participate in the three month program. According to the Disney Accelerator, its first class includes Buzzstarter (programmatic content marketing); Choremonster (mobile platform to make chores fun for kids); Codarica (coding for kids); Cogo (monetizing content); Jogg (video acquisition and sharing); Sidelines (online discussions); SnowShoe (interactive plastic); Sphero (robots); Twigtale (parenting advice); TYFFON (entertainment apps); and Ubooly (learning toy). Disney is providing $120,000 in investment capital to startups to help them develop their ideas, and also provide mentoring from Disney executives.