Mentor Profile: John Schott
Entrepreneur John Schott is passionate about the Roanoke-Blacksburg business community.
He first fell in love with the region while attending Virginia Tech, where he earned a Master’s in Civil Engineering, but career opportunities took him to Northern Virginia. “I knew I wanted to get back to this region, but didn’t know if I could have a career here.”read more
RAMP thanks Virginia Western
RAMP invites Health and Life Science Companies to Apply for Spring 2021 Cohort
Regional Accelerator and Mentoring Program (RAMP) will open applications on December 15 exclusively to health and life science companies for its March cohort — a 12-week curriculum that provides mentoring, free office space with high-speed internet, access to venture capital and $20,000 in equity-free funding.read more
RAMP project to expand with help of federal grant
From The Roanoke Times: Sept. 29, 2020
After nurturing 24 startup businesses over the past four years, an acceleration program aimed at advancing high-tech innovation in Western Virginia will soon double its annual output.
The expansion of the Regional Accelerator and Mentoring Program, better known as RAMP, will be funded by a nearly $1 million federal grant and matching resources from a variety of universities, localities and organizations.