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Thursday, July 09, 2015

IMperson to participate in the Walt Disney Company’s Startup Accelerator Program
Burbank, California – July 9, 2015 - IMperson Ltd (, a subsidiary of Artificial Intelligence Research Ltd. ( was selected to participate in the Walt Disney Company’s Startup Accelerator Program.

Today The Walt Disney Company announced the 2015 class of the Disney Accelerator program powered by Techstars. The second Disney Accelerator program features ten startup companies that will participate in a three-month mentorship and investment program beginning today and concluding with a Demo Day on October 6, 2015.

“Last year’s Disney Accelerator exceeded our expectations on many fronts,” said Kevin Mayer, Chief Strategy Officer of The Walt Disney Company. “We are excited to roll up our sleeves again this year and help these cutting-edge startups achieve their goals.”

Participants receive up to $120,000 in investment capital to develop their ideas, along with mentor support from top Disney executives, including Chairman and CEO Robert A. Iger, and leaders from Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, ESPN and Walt Disney Imagineering, among others. Mentors will also include other entertainment industry leaders, venture capitalists, and Techstars’ extensive network of entrepreneurs, investors and executives.

"We are thrilled to have been chosen to participate in the Disney Accelerator program. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get support and mentorship from Disney’s most creative minds" said Erez Baum, CEO of IMperson. "We look forward to cultivating relationships with the various mentors, which will include top Disney executives and leaders from Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, ABC, ESPN and Walt Disney Imagineering. This type of unprecedented access to the creativity and imagination of Disney will be instrumental in inspiring us to strengthen and grow our business."

About IMperson

IMperson Ltd. is a subsidiary of Ai Research and Development (Ai). It provides an Artificial Intelligence platform enabling fans to have conversations with their favorite movie and TV characters.

About Ai

Artificial Intelligence Research (Ai) is a privately funded research project, focusing on implementing Artificial Intelligence in conversational systems: technology that enables machines to converse with humans in natural language. Ai's research facility is located in Savyon, Israel.