MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. is seeking to support food and beverage startups ready to scale into mass retail. The company is accepting applications for its Target Takeoff five-week, equity-free consumer brand accelerator beginning July 19.

Participants are selected based on team, assortment, innovation pipeline, traction and potential growth at Target stores. During the program, startups will work virtually with mentors, collaborate with other entrepreneurs and participate in skill-building sessions, culminating in the opportunity to pitch to Target category buyers. A $3,000 stipend will be provided to cover expenses such as samples and equipment.

Target Takeoff alumni receive continued support and access to exclusive events.

Applications will be accepted through May 10 at targetaccelerators.com/apply-now.