The printing press. The zoetrope. The cathode ray tube. RSS. The smartphone. Technological innovation has always played a key role in how media is created, distributed, and consumed. As technology grows ever more pervasive in our lives, its application to the world of media and entertainment has likewise broadened.
Today we are excited to announce the 2015 participants of Disney Accelerator powered by Techstars. The ten companies in this year’s program represent a diverse cross-section of technologies, and we are inspired by their visions for the applicability of these technologies in the media space.
|Decisive is a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform that uses real time data to enable advertisers to optimize mobile ad creative and targeting based on user engagement.|
|EMOTIV is a bioinformatics company that uses electroencephalography (EEG) to track mental performance, monitor emotions, and control virtual and physical objects with thoughts.|
|FEM Inc. has developed a personalized video engagement platform based on neuroscience and psychology that maps the emotional dimensions of how and why content resonates.|
|HYP3R enables businesses and brands to identify influential customers at their locations and engage them in real time, when it matters most.|
|imperson provides an artificial intelligence platform enabling fans to have conversations with their favorite movie and TV characters.|
|Littlstar aggregates industry leading virtual reality content with its device agnostic discovery and distribution platform.|
|MakieLab lets kids bring toys to life by building their own customizable 3D-printed toys through creative games and apps.|
|Open Bionics is a robotics company creating affordable 3D-printed bionic hands for amputees, researchers and makers.|
|Pundit lets creators host audio Ask Me Anything (AMAs) with their Twitter network, transforming the talk radio experience for the social media age.|
|StatMuse is developing an artificial intelligence platform to help sports fans explore data using simple, natural language.|