Disney Accelerator Names First Class

The Disney Accelerator, the startup accelerator backed by Disney and being run by TechStars in Los Angeles, announced its inagural class today, naming eleven companies--including three Los Angeles companies--to participate in the three month program. According to the Disney Accelerator, its first class includes Buzzstarter (programmatic content marketing); Choremonster (mobile platform to make chores fun for kids); Codarica (coding for kids); Cogo (monetizing content); Jogg (video acquisition and sharing); Sidelines (online discussions); SnowShoe (interactive plastic); Sphero (robots); Twigtale (parenting advice); TYFFON (entertainment apps); and Ubooly (learning toy). Disney is providing $120,000 in investment capital to startups to help them develop their ideas, and also provide mentoring from Disney executives.