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Warner Bros. Discovery and Acme Innovation Launch Startup Accelerator Program

Warner Bros. Discovery, in partnership with emerging venture fund and holding company Acme Innovation, has announced the launch of “Collider on the Lot,” a two-month, in-person and virtual accelerator program for media, entertainment, and emerging technology companies. Those companies selected to participate will collaborate with WBD and Acme Innovation to develop innovative and future-forward approaches to engaging fans of beloved brands, using emerging technologies to improve production processes, and enhancing digital experiences for fans.

Bringing Content to Viewers in Compelling Ways

“Collider on the Lot is an exciting way for WBD to engage with companies creating promising new technologies and solutions that can help bring us closer to viewers and deliver our content in even more compelling ways,” said Bruce Campbell, Chief Revenue and Strategy Officer for Warner Bros. Discovery. “This deeply immersive program allows us to build relationships with the next generation of innovators at the ground level and collaborate on new ideas and technologies that will benefit both our company and media landscape overall.”

Program Kick-Off and Virtual Bootcamp

Collider on the Lot kicks off this September with a four-day, in-person event at WBD offices in Burbank. Entrepreneurs will hear from and meet with executives from across the enterprise, as well as notable investors and subject matter experts, to gain a deeper understanding of the current media landscape. Participants will have six weeks of virtual bootcamp, culminating in a demo day for WBD executives and Acme investors.

Building the Future

“At Acme Innovation, we believe that the best way to future-proof a company is to build the future. We’re grateful to Bruce and the WBD team for their partnership, and for the opportunity to bring together this class of brilliant entrepreneurs,” said Acme Innovation CEO Mark Ross.

Interested companies can learn more and apply to participate in Collider on the Lot at https://www.collideronthelot.com.

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