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Target's Beauty Accelerator Program Now Accepting Applications

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Target has announced applications for its Target Takeoff Beauty 2020 program are open now until January 13. The program is looking for beauty disruptors to join its retail accelerator.

Target is looking for beauty disruptors to apply to its Target Takeoff Beauty 2020 program, which is a five-week consumer product startup accelerator designed to help applicants build the knowledge and connections to take their beauty brand to the next level.

Previously: Target Wants to Impact the Beauty Industry With These 10 Beauty Brands

Applications are due, at the latest, January 13, 2020 at 6 p.m. Central Standard Time. As part accelerator, part boot camp, participants will learn the ins and outs of mass retail while working with a team of mentors and Target leaders to better their brands.

Consisting of in-person and virtual training sessions, the program will explore different topics through various workshops.

  • Week 1 (March 2 through March 6, 2020): Startups begin with a week of in-person workshops, mentor meetings and more at the Target headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Weeks 2, 3 and 4 (March 9 through March 27, 2020): Startups return to work from their own offices, but remain connected with virtual workshops and continued mentor touch points.
  • Week 5 (March 30 through April 3, 2020): Participants return to Minneapolis for the remaining workshop and mentoring sessions, in addition to the program culminating in a demo day and showcase celebration.

New to the program this year, in exchange for participating in a Target Accelerator, the participating company will provide Target with warrants that convert into equity upon/if entering into a commercial agreement. Upon acceptance into this year’s program, up to two people from each brand will receive travel and accommodations for their time spent in Minneapolis.