Techstars Kansas City announces its inaugural class
Techstars KC announced 10 tech firms on Monday for its three-month, mentor led program to accelerate startup companies, according to startlandnews.com.
Five of the ten companies are from Kansas or Missouri and represent the ed tech, artificial intelligence, law, virtual reality and food industries. According to the story the firms are from cities including San Francisco, Austin, Phoenix, Wichita and Kansas City.
Startups receive $120,000 in exchange for six percent equity. They also have access to mentors and alumni from the Techstars network.
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