The latest cohort of the Disney Accelerator program will focus on building the future of messaging, frontier tech, e-commerce, data and personalisation.
Eight companies, aiming to make a significant impact on the future of media technology and entertainment, have been chosen for the three-month mentorship program that will provide them with investment capital, access to co-working space at Disney’s creative campus and mentorship and support from top Disney executives.
“Since 2014, the Disney Accelerator has helped foster innovation within The Walt Disney Company and has made a significant impact on the future of technology and entertainment,” says Disney’s Vice President, Corporate Innovation, David Min, Vice President.
“The eight companies that we have chosen for this year’s program are all incredible leaders in their respective industry verticals, and we look forward to working closely with them over the coming months.”
The companies selected for the 2021 Disney Accelerator program are:
Attentive is a mobile messaging platform that allows retail and e-commerce brands to connect directly with consumers through personalised communication experiences.
Bambuser is innovating retail and social media with live streamed shopping.
Camp creates experiential retail stores and online media destinations for the whole family.
Holler uses artificial intelligence to deliver content that helps peer-to-peer messages be more engaging and effective.
Illumix is an augmented reality company that allows brands to create immersive experiences across entertainment and e-commerce.
Miko creates robots that are playful learning companions for children across 140+ countries and utilized by parents, educators and technologists.
Mojo Vision is developing Mojo Lens, the world’s first augmented reality smart contact lens with a built-in display that delivers “Invisible Computing.”
Play On! Sports is the destination for US fans to watch live and on-demand high school sports and activities, streaming over 320,000 live events last year.