Lisa’s Pitch – February 2023 Newsletter

Lisa’s Pitch – February 2023 Newsletter

Posted on: February 7, 2023

“My company is too far along for RAMP.”

I heard this comment recently from an entrepreneur whose company is an ideal fit for RAMP. 

Oof. Time to do a quick lesson on what RAMP is and who it serves.

Why now? Because Sunday is the deadline for applying for our Spring Cohort of the RAMP-in-Residence 12-week program! You can apply here: Apply to RAMP!

RAMP is a bit over 5 years old and it was created to help technology companies grow. Over the years its scope has expanded to expressly include life and health science companies in the biotechnology, digital health and biomedical space as well. RAMP will continue to evolve. Spoiler alert: there are new programs launching this year!

Today we work with technology and life and health science companies based in Virginia – largely in GO Virginia Region 2 – that have at least two people on the team. The company should be ready to accelerate current sales and growth by refining its customer and market focus.

Our team coaches and teaches evidenced-based innovation and entrepreneurship.

This data-centric approach continues to fuel funding into companies around the world and we see the skill of seeking out data and being able to organize and analyze it to be key components of any successful business. We expect companies to be willing and eager to go out to potential customers to get what we call “primary data.” This is the information that is not readily available from an internet search or a market study. It is information that comes from talking to people who are embedded in the workflow where a product or service will be used.

So, is your company ready to accelerate? Still have questions? Please reach out and if you are ready to apply, please do that. We are excited to meet you and support you and your company’s growth and development in Virginia!

~ Lisa K. Garcia, Director of RAMP