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7th July 2014

Meet the Companies Participating in Disney Accelerator, Powered by Techstars

Disney and Techstars are thrilled to announce the media and entertainment-focused technology startups that are gathering in Los Angeles this summer to participate in Disney Accelerator, powered by Techstars.

Disney Accelerator combines the magic of The Walt Disney Company with the mentorship-driven model and entrepreneurial network of Techstars to offer a game-changing advantage to startups in the media and entertainment space.  The breadth of impact that Disney provides to culture and business is incredible, and we are thrilled to help these companies leverage this influence and the business leaders, creatives, and technologists at Disney to each accelerate their progress and potential.

The companies we are announcing today represent a diverse cross-section of media and entertainment and join us in Los Angeles from a wide range of geographies.  We eagerly look forward to where they take their businesses next and are honored to be a part of this journey with them.

 

The Disney Accelerator Class of 2014:

Choremonster | @choremonster

Cincinnati, OH

ChoreMonster is a web and mobile platform that makes chores fun for kids and turns parents into superheroes.

 

Codarica | @CodaricaHQ

Stockholm, Sweden

Codarica serves as children’s first interaction into the world of code with help from characters Cody Coder and Holly Hacker.

 

Cogo | @Cogo_tv

Santa Monica, CA

Cogo provides video monetization solutions for content creators.

 

Jogg | @joggapp

Los Angeles, CA

Jogg simplifies the act of acquiring video from anyone. Users can gather, edit and share much more than just video from their own device.

 

Sidelines | @SidelinesApp

San Francisco, CA

Sidelines fixes the problem of substandard online discussions and comments by sourcing smart, high-quality discussions from its curated team of over 400 experts, and distributing these discussions to publishers based on relevance.

 

SnowShoe | @SnowShoeStamp

San Francisco, CA

SnowShoe makes simple, magical pieces of plastic that interact with touch screens to create the perfect bridge between physical items and digital media.

 

Sphero | @gosphero

Boulder, CO

Sphero is the connected play company, which fuses digital and physical play by creating robots that you control with a smart device.

 

Twigtale | @twigtale

Los Angeles, CA

Twigtale provides parents with personalized, high-quality, accessible expert advice for every major transition a child undergoes.

 

TYFFON | @tyffoninc

Tokyo, Japan

TYFFON is an entertainment app development company and creator of ZombieBooth series with more than 25 million total downloads.

 

Ubooly | @ubooly

Boulder, CO

Ubooly is a learning toy that talks and listens to kids. Ubooly can be customized to know your child’s name, teach lessons, and much more.