3D Printed Dolls And Jedi Thoughts Management Units: A Look At Disney’s Second Accelerator Batch

The Disney Accelerator Program

The primary batch of startups in Disney’s startup accelerator produced successes just like the bb-eight droid from Sphero and Naritiv, a advertising platform that nabbed a cope with Snapchat.

Sphero produced the bb-eight droid in anticipation of the upcoming Star Wars movie, The Drive Awakens. However it was a fated assembly with Disney CEO Bob Iger that gave the Sphero robotics staff an concept to create the toy droid. We will now purchase the distant managed bb-eight at shops like Goal and Amazon.

The accelerator is now in its sophomore yr and the hope is that this subsequent batch provides a little bit of Disney magic of its personal. A number of the startups embrace MakieLab, which creates customized 3D printed dolls, LittleStar, a digital actuality content material aggregator, and Emotiv, a Jedi-like headset that allows you to transfer objects together with your thoughts.

The accelerator program companions with Techstars to supply every startup a 3-month mentorship and a few seed cash of $one hundred twenty,000. We chatted with Techstars managing director Cody Simms, Disney chief technique officer Kevin Mayer and a number of other of the startups within the newest batch at Disney’s accelerator headquarters in Los Angeles, California.

Take a look at the video above to see what Disney’s second accelerator batch is manufactured from.