DIS­NEY LOOK­ING FOR TECH­NI­CAL EX­PERTS

Technowize Magazine - - Haute Money -

As a kid, we were never scared of mice as Walt Dis­ney made sure that they were put forward in the friendli­est way pos­si­ble. What be­gan with a cute love story be­tween two mice went on to be­come a pi­o­neer in the world of an­i­mated en­ter­tain­ment. The Walt Dis­ney co. has earned a name for it­self as one of the world’s best houses for fea­ture as well as an­i­mated films. This com­pany hosts an an­nual in­cu­ba­tor pro­gram ev­ery year, as a part of which it pro­motes new tal­ent. The Dis­ney Ac­cel­er­a­tor Pro­gram pro­vides fund­ing and other such sup­port to the se­lected can­di­dates.

over the years, Dis­ney has be­lieved that through this ini­tia­tive, it can pick out tal­ent and they can join their team. This year as well Dis­ney has sim­i­lar plans and has picked out an in­ter­est­ing as­sort­ment of star­tups and ex­perts that will join the com­pany. Dis­ney has se­lected eleven com­pa­nies which will be el­i­gi­ble for the fi­nan­cial grant and any other help pro­vided by the Mickey Mouse orig­i­na­tor. Dis­ney Ac­cel­er­a­tor has picked out com­pa­nies cre­at­ing online learn­ing, ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence, span­ning video games, es­ports, ro­bot­ics, lo­ca­tion-based vir­tual re­al­ity, mes­sag­ing com­merce, as well as re­al­time en­ter­tain­ment. In all these eleven com­pa­nies, Dis­ney is mak­ing equity in­vest­ments of an undis­closed amount. All such grants are solely in or­der to pro­mote bet­ter tech­no­log­i­cal development by the com­pa­nies.

The high­light about this an­nual event by Dis­ney is that any­one can in­vest money, but get­ting into the depth of tech­ni­cal knowhow is what a true ex­pert would do. This is be­cause pro­vid­ing funds is not

as im­por­tant as mak­ing them more sound in the tech world. For this, ex­perts in the field pro­vide guid­ance to the com­pa­nies par­tic­i­pat­ing in the event. The Dis­ney Ac­cel­er­a­tor is a win-win sit­u­a­tion for both the par­ties in­volved as Dis­ney gets the lat­est and best tal­ent whereas the com­pa­nies get a plat­form and pro­fes­sional guid­ance. This ini­tia­tive tends to fo­cus on defin­ing the fu­ture of me­dia with the help of these com­pa­nies along with im­prov­ing the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try as well.

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