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the future
of retail.

Target helps you accelerate in your entrepreneurial journey.

what’s target accelerators?

Accelerator programs are programs of limited duration that help cohorts of startups with the new venture process. They provide a schedule of workshops, mentorship and connections with investors and business partners. They aim to advance businesses to the next stage.

In just a few short weeks with a Target Accelerators program, you’ll learn the ins and outs of retail. You’ll work with industry experts, Target executives and dedicated mentors who will challenge you to reach further. You’ll even get a chance to pitch your big idea at high-profile events and capstone presentations.

You’re moving fast. We help you move faster. That’s what it means to accelerate.


Innovation is part of Target’s DNA. We’ve always recognized the importance of values like teamwork, community and courage to challenge the status quo, and we’ve built Accelerators on the same values. With the strength of our brand and the depth of our retail know-how, we’ve got what it takes to help you succeed.

We put people first.

Diversity drives inspiration. We actively seek people with unique backgrounds and viewpoints, and we help you develop the valuable attributes that make you stand out.

We open new doors.

It’s all about who you know. And with 1,800 stores nationwide, we know a lot of people. We’ll put our network to work for you, finding you the right people to champion your big idea.

We share industry expertise.

There’s no need to reinvent the wheel. We’ll get you rolling with tips and tricks from subject matter experts across a wide array of retail disciplines.

find your

Startups aren’t one-size-fits-all, and neither are our accelerators. Check out the various Target Accelerators programs, and find the one that fits your business.


let’s get

Ready to take the first step toward an accelerated future? Tell us why your business is ready to shape the future of retail, and let’s get moving.

Not quite ready to apply yet? That’s okay. Reach out to tell us about yourself and keep in touch. Contact us