‘Tenth Year of Disney Accelerator Program and Participants Unveiled for 2024’

The Walt Disney Company is celebrating the 10th year of its Disney Accelerator program, a business development initiative aimed at fostering the growth of innovative companies worldwide. To mark this milestone, Disney has announced the five companies selected to participate in the 2024 program. These companies are at the forefront of leveraging emerging technologies to enhance human creativity and imagination, and shape the future of media and technology.

“Disney has always been a pioneer in innovation, harnessing technological advancements to elevate experiences and bring timeless stories to life. The Disney Accelerator allows us to continue this tradition of innovation and responsible technology use in the realm of storytelling,” said Bonnie Rosen, GM of the Disney Accelerator. “As we embark on the 10th year of the program, we are delighted to welcome leading companies that share our belief in the transformative power of human creativity and imagination, exploring new ways to bring Disney magic to fans worldwide.”

The companies participating in the 2024 Disney Accelerator program include:
– AudioShake: An audio technology company utilizing AI to make audio interactive, editable, and customizable.
– ElevenLabs: A voice AI research and deployment company creating realistic, versatile, and contextually aware AI audio.
– Nuro: An autonomous vehicle company developing custom, electric, zero-occupant vehicles for goods delivery.
– PrometheanAI: A company offering tools for virtual world creation and digital asset management using natural language prompts.
– StatusPro: An immersive entertainment company leveraging virtual and augmented reality to create first-person sports gaming experiences.

For a century, Disney has been at the forefront of innovation, using technology to enhance stories and experiences. The companies in the 2024 Disney Accelerator share Disney’s commitment to exploring the potential benefits of artificial intelligence in fostering human creativity and imagination in an ethical manner.

Since its inception in 2014, the Disney Accelerator has connected over 60 global companies, including industry leaders like Epic Games, Kahoot!, Illumix, and Inworld, with Disney’s expertise and creativity. Each participant company receives guidance from Disney’s senior leadership team throughout the program. The 2024 Disney Accelerator program will culminate in a Demo Day in the spring at The Walt Disney Studios lot in Burbank, CA.

For more information on the 2024 Disney Accelerator program, visit DisneyAccelerator.com.