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Today we are thrilled to announce that applications are open for the 2015 Disney Accelerator, powered by Techstars. The program will run in Los Angeles from July 6 through our Demo Day on October 6, 2015.

Now in its second year, the Disney Accelerator offers media and entertainment technology startups $120,000 in investment capital along with mentor support from top Disney executives, seasoned entrepreneurs, investors, and other notables from the entertainment and technology communities. In addition, all participants benefit from becoming part of the growing global Techstars network.

Here is Disney’s CEO, Robert A. Iger, along with Paul Berberian, CEO of Sphero, speaking about their experiences as mentor and mentee during last year’s Disney Accelerator program:

Visit www.disneyaccelerator.com for details on the program and apply by April 19, 2015.


Cody Simms
Cody is the Executive Director at Techstars in North and South America. Previously, Cody was the Managing Director of the Disney Accelerator, Powered by Techstars. He is also on the board of Naritiv, a mobile media network with Snapchat as its center of gravity. @codysimms