Disney Accelerator Program Hosts Inaugural Demo Day for Participants

The Disney Accelerator Program recently hosted its inaugural Demo Day for the program's participating companies.

The Demo Day gave the companies the opportunity to present their business to investors, entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and Disney executives. It wrapped up the 15-week program where companies had a chance to work with mentors including 60 Disney executives and 70 entrepreneurs and investors.

The companies involved with the Disney Accelerator Program also received up to $120K in investment capital and access to Disney resources from across The Walt Disney Company.

"This group of start-ups has made tremendous progress evolving and growing their businesses in the past fifteen weeks," said Kevin Mayer, Disney's Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Business Development. "It has been a fantastic learning experience for them and an opportunity for Disney to get in on the ground floor with a new generation of innovators. We look forward to the opportunity to work with all of these companies moving forward and to meeting a new set of participants next year."

During Demo Day one of the Accelerator participants, Smart Toy, was acquired by Cartwheel Kids a Los-Angeles based manufacturer of kid's products. Another company, SnowShow, secured $2.2 million in seed financing.

Two other Accelerator participants, Choremonster and Codarica, launched mobile app as part of Demo Day.

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Kristen K. wrote on Fri, 10/24/2014 - 13:11:

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I would have loved to see this.

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