Applications Open @ Target Incubator

Target Incubator has opened applications for its 2020 summer cohort and is seeking entrepreneurs building businesses that are impacting people and the planet. Learn more about the opportunity to work with Target Accelerators on your company here.


About Target Incubator:

Target Incubator is an opportunity for the next generation of innovators, change-makers, and leaders to take the next step in their entrepreneurial journey and grow their better for people, better for the planet businesses. It is an immersive program that provides exclusive access to talented mentors and leaders across Target to help you and your business grow. You’ll walk away with skills in negotiations, branding, pitching and more, as well as a network of like-minded entrepreneurs and mentors.

Target Incubator is a program under Target Accelerators. The retail industry is undergoing a revolution. Boundaries are being pushed, conventions defied and change instigated. And who is driving this thoughtful upheaval? Bold, brilliant entrepreneurs like you. You’re helping to reshape the retail business and Target Accelerators wants to help you do it.

The Opportunity:

Applications to the summer 2020 Target Incubator Cohort are now open!

Target Incubator is welcoming applications from businesses defined as an early-stage venture that provides value to a customer. That value could be a product, service, technology or even a new business model. This does not have to be in exchange for money, such as a nonprofit organization. We also ask that you’ve taken steps to gain traction with your business that makes it more than just an idea, even if you have yet to launch. We would like to see that you have an understanding of who your customer is as well as the competitive landscape you are playing in and that you have established your business as a legal entity.

Accepted applicants will be a part of the cohort for 3 months and receive access to a plethora of resources to build their companies. The 2020 program runs April 27 through August 7th. The cohort programming takes part in 3 various stages:

  • Weeks 1-7: virtual programming to start making connections and access a range of resources right from your HQ.

  • Weeks 8-14: fly to Target HQ in Minneapolis to meet and collaborate with the other participants. Think executive mentor meetings, workshops, group activities and fun around town.

  • Week 15: Demo Day, where cohort members will showcase their final pitches in front of peers and Target leaders and celebrate what they’ve learned to propel the future of their business.

Deadline to Apply: 12/2/19 at 11:59 PM CST

Location: Virtual; Minneapolis, MN for weeks 8-15


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Alex Gordon