Disney Accelerator announces Polygon, Flickplay, Lockerverse in the class of 2022
Disney Accelerator is a program that supports collaborations between Disney and “venture-backed, growth-stage start-ups with a vision for making an impact on the future of technology and entertainment.” Each year, it welcomes a new cohort of companies and has chosen three web3 companies to join its program.
The Disney Accelerator program was initially aimed at companies needing start-up investment and included a $120,000 grant and a three-month mentorship. However, this year Disney has selected “venture-backed” companies and focused on a desire to partner with the members. In 2021, Disney partnered with VeVe to offer fully licensed NFTs on its platform with its launch of The Simpsons NFTs. The NFTs minted out to the tune of 18,666 generated $7.2 million.