Calling all pet startups and early-stage companies! It’s time to accelerate your brand and take off as an entrepreneur! The Target Accelerators team is now ACCEPTING applications for the Takeoff Pets cohorts until 11:59PM CT on FEBRUARY 28. Take a look through this resource to learn if this opportunity is right for you!

This upcoming Takeoff cohort is focused on all things Pets! Before applying, here are some important requirements for Takeoff Pets participants to consider:

  • Your company sells products that are one of the following products: pet beds and furniture, food, supplies, technology, toys, healthcare and more, then this cohort is for you
  • Must have an LLC, C-Corp, B-Corp, S-Corp or other registered entity.
    (note: Target Accelerators is unable to work with sole-proprietorships.)
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Must currently have a physical product that is currently available to sell.
  • Products demonstrate solving for a unique problem or addressing an underrepresented consumer by having existing traction in the market proven by social media engagement, revenue growth, growing customer base
  • Must be available for all five weeks of program
    (Note: program dates are May 16 – June 17 typically from 10a-1p CT)
  • Cannot be a current or prior vendor with Target

For more details about the Takeoff program, please visit the program page.

Want to learn the best ways to submit your application and if Takeoff is the right program for you? Register for our upcoming events hosted by our team.

Takeoff Pets Informational Webinar & Application Tips & Tricks

Watch the recording HERE

Target Takeoff Pets – Ask Me Anything Webinar

February 15, 2022 at 12PM CST REGISTER HERE

Target Takeoff Pets – Ask Me Anything Webinar

February 24, 2022 at 11AM CST REGISTER HERE 

Not sure if you’re a fit? Read some of our Takeoff Pets ’21 Alumni stories from where they started!


Not a pets brand or company but want to learn how to get involved or are interested in the Target Takeoff program? Visit our program page to learn more or our contact page to get connected.