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Applications are open for the latest Disney accelerator program

TechCrunch logo“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 that provides access to the creativity, imagination and expertise of Disney — including unique access to Disney’s leadership team.”

“Some previous graduates from the company’s accelerator include Epic Games, the maker of Unreal Engine and the creator of Fortnite; Epic Games joined the Disney Accelerator in 2017 (the same year that Fortnite launched). Other graduates from the accelerator include programmable robot manufacturer Sphero; StatMuse, a voice and text-based search for sports stats and information; and the game-based learning platform Kahoot!

Our participation in and ongoing relationship with the Disney Accelerator has brought creative inspiration and larger business perspective to Kahoot!, contributing to our growth and development,” said Eilert Hanoa, CEO, Kahoot!, in a statement. “By combining the strength and reach of our platform with the magic and mentorship of Disney, we’ve been able to make learning even more awesome. The Disney Accelerator has been key to unlocking many opportunities for us as a company.”

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