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The program is an “intensive three-month mentorship-driven investment program for Southern California based startups,” according to K5launch's website. Aside from the mentorship, the teams that are picked will get up to $25,000 in equity funding.
Then, once they've completed the initial phase, the startups will pitch their ideas to a group of investors and venture capital firms, the site says.