Techstars, the top rated global startup accelerator announced the first class in their brand new Retail Accelerator in partnership with Target.
Given how much technology is impacting the retail world it’s no surprise to see a retailer like Target that is famous for innovation to be one of the first to embrace a program like this. Ryan Broshar, a successful founder and angel investor is the MD of the Techstars Retail Accelerator and he has done a great job picking the companies for this class following along with Techstars commitment to diversity:
“When recruiting startups, we strived for diverse ideas and founders. I think we nailed it as more than ½ of our startups have a female founder and two startups are from outside the United States. This aligns perfectly with both Techstars and Target’s sincere commitments to diversity.” (Source – Techstars Blog)
I am also very excited to say that both myself and Daina are mentors for this new program and will be flying out to Minneapolis in July to meet with the companies that are going through the program. So now I’m sure you’re dying to know – who are the companies in this first class? Here’s the official list below:
- Blueprint Registry
- Branch Messenger
- Good and Gather
Looking forward to meeting all these awesome startups in a few weeks, an exciting three months is ahead!