We are now accepting nominations for our Target Takeoff program. Nominations close April 17.

the future
of retail.

Target supports your entrepreneurial journey to change the retail industry with our proven guidance and mentorship.

uniquely Target.

Innovation is part of Target's DNA. And so is recognizing the importance of teamwork and a sense of community. Target Accelerators brings those same values to our programs.

open access.

When launching a startup, connections are paramount. That's why we provide access to mentors from across our network, including executive leadership at Target.

people first.

Diversity inspires innovation. So we're committed to working with people from different backgrounds, with unique points of view and distinct experiences.

several programs,
one vision: revolutionize retail.

From product-centric boot camps to multi-month experiences focused on networking and business guidance, our programs run the retail gamut. Select which one best suits your startup’s needs. We want you to be as excited to work with us as we are to meet you.


Part accelerator. Part boot camp. This consumer product startup accelerator is designed to help you build the knowledge and connections to take your brand to the next level and learn how to scale to mass retail. The program is centered around emerging startups focused on specific topics that support Target's strategic priorities. You'll learn the ins and outs of retail while working with a team of mentors and Target leaders to better position your brand. The program consists of both in-person engagement as well as virtual programming. Applications are now open.

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Target + Metro
Target + Metro

Target’s Retail Accelerator with Techstars will return for a fourth year in 2019 – this time with an additional partner. Target is joining forces with Germany-based METRO, one of the world’s leading wholesale retailers, to offer a stage-agnostic program for startups developing innovative solutions for the retail industry. Next program coming soon.

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Target India accelerator program

This four-month program in Target's Bangalore office focuses on transformative ideas in tech that create solutions for the future of the retail industry. Bangalore-based startups receive access to Target mentors and resources at the core of the experience, with a focus on revolutionary ideas in emerging technology to benefit all aspects of the retail ecosystem. Next program coming soon.