Walt Disney had a dream and the entrepreneurial will to make that dream come true. Combining creativity and innovation, he built a company that is forever inventing new ways to tell great stories. From the Multiplane camera and the first feature-length animated film, to Audio-Animatronics® and computer-generated animation, Disney has always been at the forefront of technology.

Through the Disney Accelerator, select companies will gain access to the range of creative expertise and resources of The Walt Disney Company to help them develop new entertainment experiences and products.

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of companies are best suited for the Disney Accelerator?

The program is open to venture-backed, growth-stage startups with a vision for making an impact on the future of technology and entertainment.

When is the program?

The program takes place over the summer and concludes with a Demo Day in October.

Where is the Disney Accelerator?

The Disney Accelerator co-working space is located in greater Los Angeles, the heart of the entertainment industry. Participating companies will not need to be in the Disney Accelerator co-working space the entire summer, just at the start of the program, for select meetings and at Demo Day.

What resources and opportunities will be provided during the program?

The Disney Accelerator provides participating companies with investment capital, access to co-working space at Disney’s creative campus and mentor support and guidance from top Disney executives, entrepreneurs, investors and other notable business leaders from the entertainment and technology communities.

Will the information in my application be treated as confidential?

Your application must include only non-confidential information. Please do not submit any business plans, trade secrets, or “secret sauce.” All information disclosed to us in your application will be considered non-confidential public information. Disney will only treat information as confidential if the information is covered by a formal, written confidentiality agreement signed by Disney prior to disclosure.

Does Disney own the intellectual property (IP) developed by my company during the Disney Accelerator program?

IP developed by a participating company is retained by that company.

Anything else I need to know from a legal perspective?

Your application to the Disney Accelerator program doesn’t create a contract or other relationship between us, other than your agreement to this site’s Terms of Use, and you won’t receive any compensation for your application.