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programs,
one vision.

You’ll be challenged to reach further, dig deeper, think bigger to achieve new levels of success. Plus, you’ll get access to Target executives, network with other passionate founders and learn the ins and outs of retail—all in just a few short weeks.

Business plans aren’t one-size-fits-all, neither are our accelerator programs. Discover the one that fits you best.

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Perfect for: Early-stage consumer packaged goods companies looking to take the next step toward retail readiness.

Categories: Open to most product categories available at Target.

Objectives: Get connected to industry-disrupting founders, Target team members and other cohort members while gaining access to leading retail knowledge and resources.

Outcome: Leave with a Retail Action Plan, a week-by-week guided plan on how to prepare for retail.

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Perfect for: Mature consumer packaged goods companies curious to learn how to get their product into Target stores.

Categories: Category specific (2022: Pet, Beauty, Food & Beverage and Baby).

Objectives: Solidify your retail pitch, understand how to have long-term success on retail shelves, and sharpen your skills as a CPG leader.

Outcome: Line review with a Target category buyer.

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Perfect for: Mature, technology-driven companies with potential to scale their business.

Categories: Tech products only.

Objectives: Build relationships with the Indian startup ecosystem, and develop and test your solution.

the process.

open application. Apply to the program that best fits your business. Selected applicants will be invited for a virtual panel interview. Participants accepted into the program will be notified. Interviews are not guaranteed.

program. Achieve your program goals. You'll work virtually with mentors, participate in skill-building sessions, meet with executives and learn from fellow entrepreneurs—all from your home base.

post-program. The perks keep going after the program ends. As a member of Accelerators Alumni, you gain access to our entire alumni network, continued support, exclusive events and more.

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