Disney Accelerator

Applications are open for the latest Disney accelerator program

The Walt Disney Company is now accepting applications for its 2020 Disney Accelerator, the company said today. The accelerator accepts 10 growth-stage startups for a three-month mentorship program tha

There’s now a Disney Princess toy subscription service

Subscription-based toy company Pley.com entered the Disney accelerator last year with a toy rental business that would ship out toys like Lego, American Girl or Hot Wheels, which could be played wi

Watch the Disney Accelerator Demo Day here

TechCrunch is pleased to bring you Disney Accelerator’s Demo Day today, October 13th, from 2:30pm – 3:50pm PT. This marks the first time that Disney has run its accelerator fully in-hou

Walt Disney Co. reveals 9 new startups in the Disney Accelerator spanning robotics, cinematic VR and AI

The Walt Disney Co. is kicking off the third session of its corporate accelerator this week, and revealed 9 new companies admitted to the program. A full list follows at the end of this post. The comp

3D Printed Dolls And Jedi Mind Control Devices: A Look At Disney’s Second Accelerator Batch

The first batch of startups in Disney's startup accelerator produced successes like the BB-8 droid from Sphero and Naritiv, a marketing platform that nabbed a deal with Snapchat. Sphero produced th

Disney’s Startup Accelerator Enters Its Sophomore Year With A New Batch Of Companies

Disney just announced the second batch of companies that will participate in the Disney Accelerator. The program will again be a three-month mentorship period powered by Techstars, and each company

Naritiv Helped ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Get 800K Snapchat Followers In 3 Months

With every big social content network comes tools and services for brands to leverage those platforms. For Snapchat, that tool is Naritiv. The startup has been building out an influencer network that

Ubooly Acquired As It Rebrands To Focus On Building Smarts Directly Into Toys

Ubooly is demoing on stage at Disney’s Accelerator Demo Day, but it’s not the company it was when it entered the program. The startup has renamed itself to “Smart Toy,” which b