Disney invites applications from growth-stage innovative companies for the 2022 Disney Accelerator Program

The Walt Disney Company announced today that it is accepting applications for the Disney Accelerator 2022, a business development program designed to accelerate the growth of innovative companies from around the world. The program, now in its seventh year, is expected to begin in July and end with a Demo Day in the fall. Applications must be submitted no later than May 13, 2022.

Building on Disney’s nearly century-long history of using technology to deliver unparalleled stories and immersive experiences to audiences around the world, the 2022 Disney Accelerator is open to growth-stage companies with a vision to impact the future. of technology and entertainment. Participants will be connected to Disney’s creativity, imagination and expertise and receive exceptional mentorship and guidance from the company’s leadership team. For this year’s program, the Disney Accelerator team is interested in companies that innovate in artificial intelligence (AI), data and analytics, immersive experiences, machine learning (ML), personalization, robotics, sports technology and web3.

“The Disney Accelerator introduces us to visionary companies that are leading innovators in their respective industries,” said Bonnie Rosen, General Manager of Disney Accelerator. “We look forward to this year’s program and can’t wait to connect with the next generation of talent who will help us make bold decisions and identify new opportunities for innovation at The Walt Disney Company.”

Since the launch of Disney Accelerator in 2014, numerous companies that are part of the program continue to partner with various divisions of the company as they make great strides in their industries, including:

  • CAMP, the Family Experience Company, participated in the 2021 Disney Accelerator program and just announced its latest themed experience, “Mickey & Friends x CAMP: An Extra Big Adventure,” which debuts May 28 at CAMP’s flagship store on May 5th. avenue. This interactive, larger-than-life collaboration is the first of several Disney-themed experiences that CAMP will launch in 2022 and travel to other CAMP locations later this year and beyond.
  • Mojo Visiona company developing the first smart contact lens with augmented reality participated in the 2021 Disney Accelerator program and just announced its new prototype of Mojo Lens, which features numerous industry firsts, including the world’s smallest and densest dynamic display , low-latency communications, and an eye-popping user interface.
  • kahoot!, the global learning and engagement platform company, participated in the 2017 Disney Accelerator program. Since then, Kahoot! has partnered with Disney Publishing Worldwide to create compelling Disney, Marvel and Star Wars learning content.
  • epic gamesdeveloper of Unreal Engine, participated in the 2017 Disney Accelerator program and has since collaborated with numerous divisions of the company, including Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) and Walt Disney Imagineering.

The Disney Accelerator team looks forward to hearing from innovative companies around the world. For more information and to sign up to participate in the Disney Accelerator 2022 program, click here.

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