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Accelerate your retail potential

Target Accelerator alumni headshots. Join over 300 alumni and take your business to the next level.

Two retail accelerator programs with full-spectrum support

Target Accelerators Forward Founders
Intended For

Early-stage consumer packaged goods companies looking to learn and understand how to prepare for retail shelves.

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Target Accelerators Takeoff
Intended For

Mature consumer packaged goods companies ready to scale their product for mass retail and prepare for long-term success.

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Scale your brand with full-spectrum support from Target’s retail accelerator programs for CPG startups.

Industry-leading mentors
Curated education
A cohort of diverse, innovative founders
300+ Brands to date
30% of Target Takeoff alumni brands are now sold at Target
1/3 of alumni are Black‑owned brands
100% Target Forward Founders alumni would recommend the program

Meet innovative entrepreneurs like you

Sandro Roco, Sanzo | @drinksanzo Sandro Roco, Sanzo | @drinksanzo
Sabeena Ladha, Deux | @eatdeux Sabeena Ladha, Deux | @eatdeux
There were just so many learnings, so many incredible opportunities, so many great connections that really you can’t get anywhere else.
The program was beautifully curated, insightful, challenging and life-changing! All sessions were thoughtfully prepared and provided the tools and info needed to increase our retail knowledge
After participating in the Target Accelerators program, I was able to inflect the trajectory of my business. It helped to put us on the map!
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Warren & Jenna Wilson, Bagelista | @bagelistabagels Warren & Jenna Wilson, Bagelista | @bagelistabagels
Trinity Mouzon Wofford, Golde | @golde Trinity Mouzon Wofford, Golde | @golde

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