×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Disney Accelerator Demo Day Will Be Streamed on ABC News Live

Disney is looking to reach a wider audience for the 2018 edition of its Disney Accelerator Demo Day: The event, which set to unfold Wednesday in Burbank, Calif., will be live streamed on the company’s free ABC News Live service.

In addition to talks from CEOs and other senior executives of the companies that took part in this year’s Disney Accelerator program, the live stream will also include a TED fireside chat with Fadi Chehadé, who serves on the World Economic Forum’s Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution advisory board and is a member of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, in addition to being a partner at ABRY Partners.

This year’s portfolio companies include Aaptiv, which has been building an online workout and personal fitness service; BYJU, India’s largest edtech company; Caffeine, a social live streaming startup that recently raised $100 million in funding from 21st Century Fox and others; HopSkipDrive, a kind of Uber for kids; Ubiquity6, an augmented reality technology company; Uncharted Power, a company trying to generate power from motion; and Unsupervised, a startup that uses artificial intelligence for data analysis.

Disney’s accelerator program has been running yearly since 2014. Alumni of previous years include Littlebits, which makes customizable modular electronics for kids, Epic Games, the developer of the Unreal game engine and Fortnite, and location-based VR startup The Void.

This year’s program will be live streamed this Wednesday, 10/10, starting at 2:30 pm PT. The live stream can be viewed on the web at ABCNews.com/Live a well as via the ABC News apps on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV.

More Digital

  • Nancy Pelosi

    Facebook on Defensive Over Fake Pelosi Video

    Facebook faced growing criticism this week over its decision not to remove a video that was doctored to suggest that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was intoxicated during a recent public event. The video, which has been viewed more than 2.5 million times, had been slowed down notably, giving the impression that Pelosi was slurring her [...]

  • Little-Black-Mirror-Maia-Mitchell

    Netflix Launching 'Little Black Mirror' Video Series Starring Maia Mitchell, Lele Pons, Rudy Mancuso, Juanpa Zurita and More

    To promote next month’s premiere of “Black Mirror” season 5, Netflix is launching a short video series — “Little Black Mirror,” with a cast that includes an ensemble of Latinx social-media stars. The three “mini-stories,” aimed at Spanish-speaking audiences, are inspired by the tech-dystopian universe of Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones’ anthology series. “Little Black [...]

  • Twitter

    Twitter Permanently Bans Anti-Trump Krassenstein Brothers, Who Deny They Broke Platform's Rules

    Twitter permanently suspended the accounts of Ed and Brian Krassenstein — progressive political activists famous for trolling Donald Trump and his supporters — with the company alleging the brothers used bogus accounts to amplify their reach on the platform. “The Twitter Rules apply to everyone,” a Twitter rep said in a statement. “Operating multiple fake [...]

  • Snapchat

    Snap in Talks to License Music to Let Snapchat Users Embed Songs in Posts

    Snap wants to up Snapchat’s music game. The company has been in negotiations with music companies including the big three — Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group — to license song catalogs for the Snapchat app, according to two industry sources familiar with the talks, confirming a Wall Street Journal report. [...]

  • T-mobile - Netflix - John Legere

    T-Mobile Passes Netflix Price Hike Through to Subscribers

    T-Mobile is getting ready to raise prices for subscribers who have taken advantage of its “Netflix On Us” promotion: The mobile carrier will begin charging existing customers who have participated in the promotion an additional $2 per month to account for Netflix’s recent price increase. Consumers will see their bill go up starting on 6/2. [...]

  • Oona King

    Snap Hires Google Exec Oona King as First VP of Diversity and Inclusion

    Snap continues to fill out the ranks of its revamped leadership team: The Snapchat parent tapped Oona King, most recently Google’s director of diversity strategy and a former member of British Parliament with the Labour Party, as its first VP of diversity and inclusion. King, who starts at Snap on June 11, is also the [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content