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Two retail accelerator programs with full-spectrum support

Focus on what your company needs to reach the next level in retail with curated education, access to exclusive resources and the chance to connect with some of the brightest minds in the business.

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Forward Founders

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


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

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Target Takeoff

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


Understand key requirements to grow for mass retail, create connections and solidify your retail pitch.

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The process

Applications open

Submit your application during our annual application open period. Select applicants will be invited for a virtual panel interview.

During the program

Virtually work with mentors, participate in skill-building sessions, meet with executives and learn from fellow entrepreneurs.


As a Target Accelerators alum, you’ll gain access to our entire alumni network, continued support, exclusive events and more.

Learn from industry experts

Target merchandising
Consumer industry experts
Digital, marketing and strategy
Successful founders
Thought leaders
Consumer brand executives

Tell us about your business to get connected with free tools and resources.

Tell us about your business
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Tell us about your business

Applications are currently closed but you can still tell us about your company. By sharing some details now, you'll be one of the first to know when applications open next. In the meantime, we'll send you free resources and tools to prepare you for the application process and beyond.

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Be one of the first to know when applications open next, plus we’ll connect you with all the tools and resources you need to prepare.