Geekdom, the tech co-working space at the heart of San Antonio’s technology district, announced recently that it has teamed up with Alamo Angels to launch a pre-accelerator program designed to nurture new startups.

The program is focused on early-stage startups and includes mentorship from entrepreneurs, tech leaders and investors. The applications for the program opened last week with a deadline to apply on April 3rd. The program is free and no equity is taken. It culminates with a Demo Day pitch event on May 24th.

“During this program, early-stage startups will receive mentoring to prepare them for investment opportunities or applications into top-tier accelerator programs. Startups will also gain exposure in the tech community at the conclusion of the program on Demo Day,” Luke Owen, Geekdom Pre-Accelerator Co-Director, said in a news release.

Alamo Angels is providing at least $25,000 of equity investment to a selected team at the end of the program, according to Chris Burney, Geekdom Pre-Accelerator Co-Director and Executive Director of Alamo Angels.

“San Antonio’s startup community is thriving, and we need more resources to prepare high-potential companies for funding. This program will help local startups gain initial traction and become investor-ready,” Burney said in a statement.