Walt Disney Company announced the six companies that will be joining the 2022 Disney Accelerator, a business development program designed to accelerate the growth of innovative companies from around the world. This year’s Disney Accelerator included six Web3 companies.
This year’s Disney Accelerator class is focused on building the future of immersive experiences and specializes in technologies such as augmented reality (AR), non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and artificial intelligence (AI) characters.Disney Company
Who got into the Disney Accelerator 2022 program?
Polygon is a blockchain and Web3 scaling solution platform on the Ethereum network. It offers faster transaction speeds and a lower cost compared to the Ethereum main net. It also allows developers to build engaging Web3 experiences.
A Web3 Augmented Reality company that focuses on NFTs known as ‘Flicks’, which can be bought or discovered through its augmented reality simulation in the real world. It’s described as a Web3 social app with NFTs tied to real-world locations.
Inworld’s software allows users to create interactive AI-driven characters with options to develop in-game dialogues as well as a Metaverse, among other services. This company aims to allow the development of immersive experiences for users.
Lockerverse is defined as “a Web3 platform that empowers creators and brands to tell culture-defining stories and deliver unique access and experiences”. This is the only information that is available about the company currently.
It is an AR company that has created a patented headset called ATARS (Airbourne Tactical Augmented Reality System). It is an advanced AR headset that is used by the United States Air Force in the training of new pilots. The headset is used in high-performance and dynamic outdoor environments.
Obsess is an experimental e-commerce platform that works with brands to develop immersive 3D virtual stores on various metaverse platforms and websites. It develops virtual retail stores for various businesses such as Mattel, NARS, Tommy Hilfiger, Universal Music Group, and many more.
As the Company focuses on its next-generation storytelling efforts, Disney will continue to work with companies like those in this year’s Accelerator class to help develop new technologies and storytelling canvasses to create connected experiences across physical, digital, and virtual worlds.