The Disney Accelerator is helping today's technology innovators turn their dreams for new media and entertainment experiences into reality. Join us as we learn more about the Disney Accelerator with David Min '07, VP, Strategic Business Innovation, The Walt Disney Company. David will join UCLA Anderson Lecturer and Faculty Director Jeff Scheinrock in a fireside chat about Disney's history of innovation and the story behind the launch of the Disney Accelerator.
Food and Beverage will be served.
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David Min is Vice President of Strategic Business Innovation at The Walt Disney Company. His primary role is to build partnerships with emerging businesses and technology companies to bring innovation into the various business units of Disney. David also oversees investments in early stage companies and launched the Disney Innovation Challenge in 2012 and the Disney Accelerator in 2014 (now in its third year) as part of Disney’s investment strategy.
Prior to Disney, David spent 10 plus years at Steamboat Ventures, the venture capital affiliate of Disney, where he invested and served on the board of directors of multiple private companies in digital media. David has over 20 years of experience in media & entertainment and technology, and was named to TheFunded.com’s list of top-ranked individual VC’s of 2008 and 2009.
David received an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Business, and has both a BS in Biology and a BA in Telecommunications from Indiana University.
Jeff Scheinrock is currently the President & CFO at Originate (Originate.com). A pioneer in Venture Resources, Originate invests capital and elite engineering talent and startup expertise into high potential opportunities. Originate builds the products that define the future. Originate's expertise includes software development (mobile, web, embedded), strategic consulting (turn-around, product development, market research), and fund-raising.
Formerly CEO of Scheinrock Advisory Group, the company merged with Originate Labs in April, 2010 to form Originate, Inc. Prior to that Jeff was a member of GKM Newport Generation Funds, a fund of funds managing in excess of $950 million for investments into venture capital funds and private equity buyout funds from 2003-2007. Prior to founding Scheinrock Advisory Group in mid-1997, Jeff served as Vice Chairman, Chief Financial Officer and Director of Kistler Aerospace Corporation from 1996 through May 1997. While at Kistler, Jeff formulated the capital raising plan and all documents for a successful raise of $350 million in equity. From 1989 to 1996, Mr. Scheinrock served as Vice Chairman of Finance and Strategic Planning for Packard Bell NEC Electronics, Inc. While at Packard Bell, Jeff negotiated equity investments from Groupe Bull and NEC. Jeff also set up operations throughout Europe and Asia and negotiated tax incentives from the different countries. Jeff negotiated in excess of $1 billion in bank debt and $3 billion in trade credit from companies such as Intel, Microsoft, Panasonic, Tatung, Lite-On, Seagate etc. Jeff also handled the negotiation and structuring of all acquisitions including Zenith Data Systems and Ark Interface Software among others. Prior to joining Packard Bell NEC, Mr. Scheinrock was Senior Partner in charge of the Entrepreneurial Services Group of Arthur Young and Company’s Los Angeles office. He has extensive experience in international financial markets, corporate finance and capital structure, acquisitions and strategic investment, and is a CPA.