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one vision.

The premier accelerator for retail startups, Target Accelerators offers full-spectrum support for curious, innovative and driven founders. Curated education. Personalized resources. Relationships with industry-leading retail leaders, mentors and partners. Target Accelerators empowers founders like you and helps unlock your brand’s potential — no strings or fees attached.

Business plans aren’t one-size-fits-all and neither are our accelerator programs. Discover which of our unparalleled programs fits you best.

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Perfect for early-stage consumer packaged goods companies looking to take the next step toward retail readiness

Outcome: Personalized feedback and coaching from a Target buyer, plus a Retail Action Plan with a week-by-week guided plan on how to prepare for retail

2023 categories: Baby and Toddler, Beauty, Food and Beverage, Health and Personal Care, Household Essentials, Pets, Toys and Entertainment

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Perfect for more mature companies that want to learn how to scale into mass retail

Outcome: Understand key requirements to grow for mass retail, create connections to help you succeed and solidify your retail pitch

2023 categories: Baby and Toddler, Food and Beverage, Health and Personal Care, Household Essentials, Pets

the process.

open application. Submit your application during our annual open application period. Select applicants will be invited for a virtual panel interview. Participants accepted into the program will be notified. Interviews are not guaranteed.

program. Achieve your program goals. You'll work virtually with mentors, participate in skill-building sessions, meet with executives and learn from fellow entrepreneurs — all from your home base.

post-program. The perks are endless. Target Accelerators alumni receive continued support, access to our network and exclusive events, and more.

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