Are you ready to work in the future? No, we haven’t discovered a startup that is ready to develop and market time machines. Not yet anyway, but we’re still looking. How about the media jobs of the future? That’s what we’re bringing you today, a list of next-generation companies that are the latest chosen few for the Disney Accelerator, the corporate accelerator program run by the Walt Disney Company.
The media jobs at these companies and will be highly sought after for openings by anyone looking for positions in virtual reality, robotics, influence marketing, AI,cinematic VR media jobs, and maybe sports and toys. Why is this such a coveted group? Because former alumni of the Disney Accelerator have gone on to develop partnerships with the media and entertainment giant, and let’s face it — working with Disney isn’t small potatoes.
So what are the lucky companies that have been picked to participate in the third session of the accelerator program? We’re so glad you asked. Let’s take a look at the next ten possible recipients of your resume, alphabetically of course.
Ader is a marketplace that connects brands with eSports and gaming influencers, and their network of influencers is already reaching over 50 million viewers each month. Not bad for only $125,000 in seed funding.
Atom Tickets has developed an app that’s all about going out to the movies. You can buy your tickets through it, of course, but you can also pre-order your concession stand food and drinks and skip the frustratingly long line, which is worth anything they might charge in my book. You can also browse trailers, find out about new movies, read reviews, and invite your friends (without having to buy their tickets), and even plan your next trip to the silver screen.
Hanson Robotics is building robots that have human-like facial expressions. You may have seen the video of their robot Sophia, since it’s been viewed more than a billion times.
Jaunt VR makes everything one needs to create cinematic virtual reality content, including hardware, software, tools, and applications.
littleBits will make your children the next tech tycoons. The company has created a platform of simple electronic building blocks that let the kiddies invent, in the words of TechCrunch, “anything”, such as a remote-controlled car or a dancing robot.
Nom is geared towards the foodies (of course). The online live streaming video community gives chefs and food lovers — and who doesn’t love food? — something like the Food Channel right in your house. You not only watch videos, you can participate in them.
OTOY wants to create the Holodeck from Star Trek. At least we’re assuming they do, since they have a holographic content platform that brings “light field rendering and network streaming to virtual reality and augmented reality experiences”. Sounds like a Holodeck in the making to us.
Playbuzz helps people, and by people we mean people like publishers, bloggers, and brands, create engaging content that’s really meant to be shared through social media channels. Because everything created today is meant to be shared through social media channels.
And finally we have Pley, which is kind of like Gamefly for toys. You subscribe, you choose a toy from a catalog, it ships to your door, and you play with it. Then you can either keep it or send it back. If they have the old Lego Death Star, I’m in.
There you have it, the future of business. Or at least part of business.