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Welcome to the Target Takeoff Household Essentials 2020 application! Application Due Date: Monday March 30, 2020 at 6:00PM Central Standard Time Program Schedule: July 6-10 (First Week in Minneapolis), July 13-31 (Virtual Programming), August 3-7 (Final Week of Programming in Minneapolis) Program Overview: Takeoff is looking for sustainable and innovative product brands for the home. From sustainable laundry solutions, food storage, single-use plastic alternatives, to unique delivery methods for household cleaning products, Takeoff wants to help you on your path to scale. Part accelerator. Part boot camp. Target Takeoff is a five-week, consumer product startup accelerator is designed to help you build the knowledge and connections to take your brand to the next level. You’ll learn the in's and out's of mass retail while working with a team of mentors and Target leaders to better position your brand. The five weeks consist of both in-person engagement as well as virtual programming: Week 1: July 6-10, 2020 Startups begin the program with a week of in-person workshops, mentor meetings and more at Target headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Weeks 2-4: July 13-31, 2020 Participants return to their own offices but remain connected with virtual workshops and continued mentor touch points. Week 5: August 3-7, 2020 In the final week of the program, the participating companies return to Minneapolis for the remaining workshop and mentor sessions. The program culminates in a demo day and showcase celebration. Upon acceptance into the Takeoff Household Essentials 2020 cohort, up to two people from each brand will receive travel and accommodations for time spent in Minneapolis. Each brand will also have the opportunity for financial investment from Target at the conclusion of the program.

Application Questions

The Basics: we are so excited to learn more about your brand. Please answer these few short questions to kick off your application.

The Basics: we are so excited to learn more about your brand. Please answer these few short questions to kick off your application.

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Great! Now that we know your brand a little better, we can’t wait to learn more. Let’s go one step deeper.

You’re nearly halfway! Now that we know the fundamentals of your business, we are eager to learn about the traction you’ve made thus far.

Now, tell us a little about you and your experiences.

Thank you for applying – we can’t wait to read your application. Selected applicants will hear from us via email by June 2020.