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Get connected to a global retail network with the help of Target Technology Accelerator.

Target Technology Accelerator is a four-month program geared toward mature startups with a tech-driven retail solution. This accelerator provides unprecedented access into Target’s global network of experts and the opportunity to collaborate with fellow entrepreneurs, Target executives, industry subject-matter-experts and mentors. Participating startups will find the resources needed to explore use cases, pitch to Target team members and work toward a commercial contract.


We’re looking for future-shapers of all kinds, but there are a few important elements we want to see from all program applicants:

A viable product with market traction and scale potential.

A strong team with the unique skills to solve a problem.

An innovative solution built with cutting-edge technology.



Startups apply online, and in-person interviews may be conducted as necessary. Selection committee will include Target business units who will select based on innovative solution, market traction and strong team capabilities.


Over the course of 15 weeks, both in person and virtual, participants will learn the intricacies of retail, meet with Target leadership and work with dedicated mentors to refine your use case for Target.


Upon program completion, graduates are invited to participate in a final capstone event. This is your chance to showcase your thought leadership within retail alongside Target executives and other industry innovators.

But the program doesn’t end after the capstone event! As a member of Accelerators Alumni, you gain access to continued support, exclusive events and more.

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Shaping the future, one startup at a time.

Nine outstanding startups were invited to join last year’s 2020 Technology Accelerator class. After weeks of hard work and rapid acceleration, each company got the chance to pitch to Target leadership in a final capstone event.

The mentorship is fantastic. They were absolutely essential and pivotal to the growth of our business.


If I participate, does Target own my idea?

No! Your idea is yours to keep. We’re just here to help you along your journey toward growth and success.

Is there a guaranteed pilot, test or contract?

Not necessarily. While you will be introduced to 70+ Target leaders and enjoy greater brand visibility over the course of the accelerator, we can’t guarantee that Target will carry your product, service or technology. Viability for Target will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Is a founder required to participate?

Our expectation is that founders of all participating companies will be present in Minneapolis for the full duration of in-person programming. But, of course, that doesn’t mean you need to relocate your whole business to Minnesota.

Is this program open to companies based outside the United States?

Yes! All Target Accelerator programs are open to startups across the globe.

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