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Thank you to everyone that applied to the Target Takeoff 2018 Accelerator.

We are currently in the process of reviewing applications. All teams that applied will be notified of their application status by Tuesday, March 20th. For the teams that are selected for interviews, phone interviews will be scheduled for Wednesday, March 21st and Thursday, March 22nd.

Thank you,

The Target Takeoff Team



About The Program

Target Takeoff, a consumer product startup accelerator developed by Target Corporation, is looking for 10 emerging beauty brands to participate in our Spring 2018 program.

Our goal is to help founders go further, faster by providing a network of mentors, a cohort of peers, and the opportunity to deepen their retail knowledge and experience.

During the five week accelerator, participants will receive:

-Guidance on scaling and launching their products for large markets
-Mentorship from Target team members through one-on-one and group workshop sessions
-The oppor...
Thank you to everyone that applied to the Target Takeoff 2018 Accelerator.

We are currently in the process of reviewing applications. All teams that applied will be notified of their application status by Tuesday, March 20th. For the teams that are selected for interviews, phone interviews will be scheduled for Wednesday, March 21st and Thursday, March 22nd.

Thank you,

The Target Takeoff Team



About The Program

Target Takeoff, a consumer product startup accelerator developed by Target Corporation, is looking for 10 emerging beauty brands to participate in our Spring 2018 program.

Our goal is to help founders go further, faster by providing a network of mentors, a cohort of peers, and the opportunity to deepen their retail knowledge and experience.

During the five week accelerator, participants will receive:

-Guidance on scaling and launching their products for large markets
-Mentorship from Target team members through one-on-one and group workshop sessions
-The opportunity to share their products during a showcase event
-Stipend for travel and accommodations during the accelerator program

Program Schedule

Week 1 (April 23rd - April 27th): Startups begin the program with a week of workshops, mentorship meetings and more at Target headquarters in Minneapolis, MN

Weeks 2-4 (Virtual Programming): The companies return to their offices and the program continues with virtual workshops and continued mentorship touchpoints

Week 5 (May 21st - May 24th): In the final week of the program, the companies return to Minneapolis for the remaining workshop and mentorship sessions. The program concludes with a product showcase event

Who We Are Looking For

Startups applying to the program should meet the following criteria:
-Less than $10M in revenue
-Products focus on one of the following beauty categories: naturals, multicultural, men's or indie beauty

Startups must apply by March 9th, 2018 to be considered for the program.
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Staff

Jason Breen
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Jonah Kaplan
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Jonah Kaplan Innovation Manager @ Target
Karika Purohit
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Karika Purohit Lead Accelerator Program Manager @ Target

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