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Target launches accelerator program in India

Target’s focus on innovation has gone global with the launch of the Target Accelerator Program.

“Innovation is core to Target's culture and we believe great ideas can come from anywhere,” says Target India President Navneet Kapoor. “We are excited to invest in our first accelerator program and are thrilled to be a part of the India startup ecosystem.” The accelerator program is focusing on startups that can bring in transformative ideas across five key areas: search, content, data, social and mobile.

After reviewing submissions from  more than 150 different India technology startups, Target selected five teams to work in a specially designed space in Target’s Bangalore headquarters facility. During the four-month immersive program, Target will help each startup develop its ideas by providing access to mentors, tools, resources and operational support. “We trust that these startups will help spur innovative solutions that will ultimately benefit our guests,” Navneet says.

Here’s a little bit of information about the five shortlisted startups:

muHive helps brands solve the problem of real-time customer engagement through the use of an automated framework.

Unbxd provides customers with personalized search results and highly accurate recommendations.

InstaClique uses social media to increase customer engagement online and in mobile apps.

Konotor provides an inbox within mobile apps, creating a two-way communication channel between the mobile app and its users.

Turnaround Innovision creates rotating 3D images through the use of its patent-pending software.

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