CINCINNATI -- Locally developed child’s chore app, ChoreMonster, received a major boost and recognition on Monday.
Created by Cincinnati dads Chris Bergman and Paul Armstrong, the app was selected alongside 10 other startup companies to participate in the Disney Accelerator Initiative, a special mentorship and investment program.
“With Disney Accelerator we are now bringing the creativity and imagination of Disney to early stage startups in a way we have never done before,” said Kevin A. Mayer, executive vice president, Corporate Strategy and Business Development, The Walt Disney Company. “We are thrilled by the response we’ve received and the high caliber of applicants to the program and we look forward to sharing our knowledge with this excellent group of creative entrepreneurs and really making a difference with these start-up companies.”
In an upbeat tweet on Twitter, Bergman told followers about the reason for his recent trip to Los Angeles.
Bergman discussed ChoreMonster, available on phone and tablet, with WCPO last year.
“ChoreMonster gives kids the power to manage chores independently,” Bergman said. “They can prioritize when and how they want to complete them.”
Bergman and Armstrong participated in local business accelerator The Brandery in 2011 to help get ChoreMonster off the ground.
The app was also featured in the Wall Street Journal, Wired, The New York Times and other publications.
Companies that go through the Disney accelerator program average more than $1.6 million raise in outside capital, according to the Disney website.