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Target Introduces Incubator Program for the Next Generation of Leaders

Target incubator program
Pass it along: There are still a few days left to apply for the Target Incubator – think Sharktank, Bullseye style! The Target Incubator is designed to help Gen Z entrepreneurs-in-the-making nurture and grow their better-for-people or better-for-the-planet businesses.

Per the press release, "Target is on a quest to inspire, learn from and uplift young guests, and through Target Incubator, they will be able to help the future leaders of tomorrow grow personally and professionally, break through barriers standing in the way of their goals, and empower them to bring a little more joy to the world."

Here's how it works: Applicants should head to until Oct. 29 to submit their proposals.

The top 15 finalists will pitch their businesses at Target’s Minneapolis headquarters this November.

Next June, eight businesses will venture back to Minneapolis for an eight-week program, including workshops, mentorship and more (plus tons of help from Target’s accelerator team).

Finally, Target Incubator will culminate with a Demo Day event where they’ll showcase their final concepts.

This is just one of many ways Target differentiates itself in the retail space as being a company that cares about the community they serve. On my last trip to Target I noticed signs encouraging patrons to apply for jobs that listed the higher-than-minimum hourly wage, too. It's little things like that that do make me feel better about my purchases at Target, which often aren't the cheapest but possibly better for the big picture.

You can find even more information on Target Incubator, @TargetTag – Target’s digital-magazine-inspired Instagram account designed for young people – and all of Target’s initiatives designed for the next generation on A Bullseye View.

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