The Disney Accelerator


On my last trip to LA I stopped by here to check it out and say hey to my friend Cody who runs it. Was a fantastic space with lots of cool equipment, meeting rooms and with the mentors being a bunch of seasoned Disney execs and their friends.

A serious recipe for success since the chosen startups gets access to Disney trademarked characters and lots of connections into all sorts of Disney products/experiences. Not to mention the whole tech stars angle.

The other thing I noticed is that many of the startups were not new startups but actually some that have been around but who have chosen to try the accelerator program as a way of branching out into a new region and product space.

Will be cool to see what comes of this model.


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