Technology

Interview with Ryan Broshar of Techstars

Review of first year of Target’s three year partnership with Techstars Retail Accelerator

By Steve LeBeau
Tue, 2016-12-06 14:52

Because the retail industry is being so disrupted by new technology, Target Corp. wanted to get out front of the game by partnering with Colorado-based Techstars, forming Techstars Retail Accelerator. The managing director of the Accelerator, Ryan Broshar, says the first step of the project was to explore 3,000 startups from around the world. About 600 companies applied and ten were chosen for the intensive three-month program. Cyndy Brucato of Greater MSP Business recently talked with Broshar, who says Minnesota’s strong tech community was a big reason for centering the project in Minneapolis.
 
Watch Greater MSP's video here, and find how the startup community relates to the older major corporations in the state.