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Accelerator

Boulder

Startups Need to Be Tactical When Partnering With Corporations

By | Dec 1, 2017 at 8:30 am

Joining a corporate accelerator or partnering with a corporation may be the direction you want to go. But it’s important to understand the behind-the-scenes, expectations and perspectives of the corporate partner before you jump in.  In this article, Dave Drach, VP Corporate Strategy at…

Gear & Gadgets

Kansas City

Garmin Vívosport GPS Watch Is the Slimmest On the Market [Review]

By | Oct 9, 2017 at 12:20 pm

After being a runner and into endurance sports, you start to pickup on brands that become synonymous with the community. Much like the world now replaced the term for searching on the internet to Googling (Google), those of us in trisports really love their…

Accelerator

15 Corporate Accelerators Giving Startups A Boost

By | Aug 15, 2017 at 12:20 pm

The corporate world can sometimes seem very disconnected from the startup world. People entering into the world of business can either opt to seek security and gradual mobility in the corporate world or take a gigantic risk and start their own business. Both options…

Accelerator

What The Hell Is a Corporate Accelerator?

By | Aug 14, 2017 at 12:20 pm

As an entrepreneur you are likely aware of the various opportunities designed to help keep you from joining the majority statistic that most startups fail. Between incubators and accelerators, there hundreds of options throughout the world that will likely align with your goals and…

Augmented Reality

Disney’s Magic Bench Is the Mixed Reality Experience We’ve Been Waiting For

By | Jul 31, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Since Who Framed Roger Rabbit, children of all ages, including immature adults like myself, have dreamed of being able to interact with cartoon characters. With similar iterations like Space Jam spurring this desire even further, technology had no hope of keeping up with the excitement brought…

Accelerator

Los Angeles

Meet the 2017 Startups from the Disney Accelerator

By | Jul 12, 2017 at 3:50 pm

There’s no denying that BB-8 was the star of the most recent chapter in the main Star Wars saga, The Force Awakens. What you might not realize is that the adorable droid was the brain child of Sphero, a robotics and digital technology company and…

Startups & Apps

This Disney Actor Raised $1M for Teen Entertainment Company

By | Jan 17, 2017 at 2:20 pm

If you are a fan of Disney Channel or have small kids, chances are you know who Jake Paul is. Paul is one of one of the main characters of Bizaardvark, one the channel’s latest series. He rose to fame on the currently discontinued…

News

Wall Street Reacts to That Rumor Disney Might Buy Twitter

By | Sep 26, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Bloomberg is reporting on early rumors that Disney is in the very early stages of thinking about buying Twitter, which was previously reported to be looking to sell after failing to turn around its drooping profits in 2016. And Wall Street is going nuts…

Startup

Disney’s Accelerator Is Focusing on Late-Stage Startups

By | Jul 14, 2016 at 9:11 am

Don’t expect the House of Mouse to offer any new startups a leg up: The entertainment company is shifting its accelerator’s focus toward late-stage companies that have proven their worth already. Just this week, the company released the list of startups in Disney’s accelerator’s 2016 class. As Inc.com…

Opinion/Analysis

5 Corporate Cinderella Stories, From Apple to Disney

By | Jun 15, 2016 at 11:00 am

The last thirty years have brought some of the wildest advancements in business and technology that the world has ever seen. Many of the largest and most influential companies operating today came from (very) humble beginnings, often a garage in a parent’s house or…

Opinion/Analysis

Star Wars and the Force Behind Their Marketing Campaign

By | Nov 24, 2015 at 11:11 am

Star Wars is a towering brand with lasting cultural significance. It is loved worldwide by millions, and easily among the most successful film franchises of all time. Yet even established franchises need a carefully managed public relations and promotion campaign. The buzz for Star…

Trends

How 5 Big Brands Are Partnering with Startups to Innovate

By | Nov 10, 2015 at 3:00 pm

According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 400,000 new businesses are born every year nationwide. For businesses big and small, that means 400,000 new competitors for customers, investors, employees, et al. With so many new businesses popping up and applying new approaches to…

Entertainment Industry

2 Ways Tech is Starting to Look Like Star Wars

By | Oct 1, 2015 at 11:00 am

Since the release of the original trilogy, the Star Wars films have made an almost unthinkably large impact on culture. Quotes and imagery from the films are part of our cultural lexicon, and getting to use the technology of the films have been a…

Funding

Tech.Co Deals Roundup: Virtual Reality and Self-Driving Cars

By | Sep 21, 2015 at 3:02 pm

Happy Monday everybody! In today’s Tech.Co deals roundup we’ve got some some big funding news from Rubicon Global, a company valued at over $500 million. We’ve also got some really interesting funding rounds for Jaunt, a virtual reality startup, and Cruise, a company that’s…

Entertainment

Toronto

Bitmoji Strikes Exclusive Movie Partnership with Disney Pixar

By | Jun 4, 2015 at 12:30 pm

On June 19 Disney Pixar is releasing a new, original movie called ‘Inside Out‘, that features a dynamite cast and stellar ratings from pre-screeners. What’s really got my eye about this movie though is Bitmoji, the app that lets gives everyone their own personalized…

Partnership

Easily Insert Yourself Into Disney’s ‘Tomorrowland’

By | Apr 23, 2015 at 6:00 pm

While Disney’s Tomorrowland doesn’t premiere in theaters until May 22nd, you don’t have to wait until next month to teleport yourself to the imagined future reality. This week, Disney revealed its new website for the movie, which allows you to explore Tomorrowland as it…

Games

Seattle

Create Your Own Video Game With Jumala; Interview with CEO Virl Hill

By | May 22, 2012 at 10:30 am

Deep down, everyone is a creator.  The proliferation of blogging has made millions of writers – so too has Instagram with photographers and YouTube with video producers. The technical skills required for an idea to manifest are rapidly approaching zero, and as we approach…