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a retail rethinktank.

How far can the boundaries of the retail industry be pushed? Let’s find out together.

our
philosophy.

The retail landscape is experiencing a seismic shift. The old formulas and assumptions just don’t cut it anymore. If we’re going to stay ahead of the curve, we’ll need to think differently.

That’s why we started Target Accelerators. When we combine the passion, vision and agility of entrepreneurs with our network, contacts and infrastructure, anything is possible.

We believe that partnership is how we drive innovation and instigate change. We believe in game-changing ideas, and we believe in the entrepreneurs who dream them.

our
programs.

Every Target Accelerator is engineered to unleash our collaborative force and help your business succeed. And whether you’re looking for strategic guidance or looking to expand your knowledge and network, we'll help you get it faster.

Exclusive access to dozens of the brightest minds across Target’s vast retail network.

One-on-one mentorship from industry professionals across all disciplines.

Insight from people across every organizational level of Target, including top executives.

our
process.

1. Selection

After you apply, we’ll spend a lot of time getting to know your business. If we think you’re the right fit, we’ll invite you to participate and provide you with program-specific onboarding.

2. Collaboration

From Day One, you’ll partner with experts and fellow participants in networking sessions, skill workshops, mentor meetings, product iterations and more.

3. Demonstration

Each program culminates in a chance to show off everything you’ve learned, helping you take a valuable step toward an accelerated future.

our
team.

Target Accelerators is anchored by an all-star roster of people who are passionate about startups and entrepreneurs. We won’t just help your business succeed — we’ll help you fulfill your personal and professional goals along the way.

Jason Breen
Jason Breen

Senior Director
Enterprise Accelerators

Ravi S Kanniganti
Ravi S Kanniganti

Director
Accelerators & Global Innovations

Justine Savarin
Justine Savarin

Director of Accelerators
Accelerators

Nayani Nasa
Nayani Nasa

Lead Program Manager
Accelerator Program India

Anne Kitchen
Anne Kitchen

Senior Program Manager
Accelerators

Vandana R
Vandana R

Senior Program Manager
Accelerator Program India

Alana Hinkston
Alana Hinkston

Senior Program Manager
Accelerators

Hannah Roeder
Hannah Roeder

Program Manager
Accelerators

our
graduates.

We’re proud of our program alums, and they’re already making waves within their industries. Take a glimpse into your future and meet a few.

shape
your future.

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.