Scott Michaels of Atimi, who are joint venture partners in apps fc, has been named as a mentor of one of Disney’s Accelerator startups. Michaels was approached by Techstars to be a mentor in the accelerator and use my expertise in the mobile space to help guide the young start-ups. Most of the participants are developing apps or products that have mobile components to them, so the fit was quite natural
The Disney Accelerator program is highly intensive, three-month mentorship program for technology start-ups in the media and entertainment space. Through the program, each selected company will get access to Disney’s top executives and resources as well has a hand-picked collection of premier leaders from within the industry.
The goal of the Disney Accelerator is to foster development and innovation in the entertainment and media space. By helping grow companies with promising new ideas, there is opportunity to help move the whole industry forward, while also giving Disney access to the most promising up-and-coming talent.
The Disney Accelerator is being powered by Techstars, one of the leading incubators in the world. Their track record for selecting and launching new companies is impressive, with companies averaging over $2M in investments after finishing the program. Techstars’ past accelerator partners include heavyweights such as Nike+, Sprint, Barclays, and R/GA.
For more detail see: http://www.atimi.com/disney-accelerator/
About apps fc
apps fc is a global digital joint venture that provides football organizations total digital solutions for fan engagement on desktop, mobile, console and connected devices based on Atimi’s proprietary sports framework and focusing on the Microsoft ecosystem.
About Atimi Software Inc.
Atimi Software Inc. is a leader in mobile and cross-platform development with core strengths in developing apps for the new generation of smart devices including, but not limited to, iOS, Windows Phone, Android, and BlackBerry. Atimi has developed some of the most successful mobile and desktop applications on the market today for leading brands in North America including The New York Times, HBO, ESPN, and for many professional sports teams such as the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Toronto FC, New York Knicks and Rangers, and the Chicago Blackhawks. Atimi handles high-value intellectual property for some of the largest technology companies in the world. For more information on Atimi, visit www.atimi.com.
About FV Corporation
FV Corporation is a global football holding company comprised of professional, digital, and grassroots divisions in the world’s most popular sport. The company seeks undervalued assets and opportunities to build long term value for its properties, partners and shareholders. For more information on FV Corporation, visit www.fvcorporation.com.