• 709 S Jefferson St, Roanoke, VA 24016

REGIONAL ACCELERATOR & MENTORING PROGRAM
Supporting S.T.E.M. startups in Roanoke, Blacksburg and western Virginia
Located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia

RAMP CONNECTS YOU TO OUR REGIONAL RESOURCES

EARLY STAGE

If you are building a technology-based business with high-growth potential, RAMP wants to connect you to our regional resources. Our monthly Pitch & Polish clinics can provide valuable feedback for your early stage research or idea.

INTENSIVE PROGRAM

If you’ve formed your company and have two or more founders with a minimum viable product, apply to join our 12-week cohort that offers 1:1 expert mentoring, free office space, access to VCs and angels, and three additional years of support.

BE A MENTOR

Our cadre of 50+ expert mentors provides a wealth of business expertise to the aspiring entrepreneurs participating in our program. We invite you to join our team and help inspire and accelerate the next generation of leaders in our region.

RAMP is an affiliate of Verge, a collaborative strategic alliance established to grow the region’s innovation economy. To learn more, visit vergeva.org.

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RAMP invites Health and Life Science Companies to Apply for Spring 2021 Cohort

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RAMP project to expand with help of federal grant

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RAMP COHORTS 2021

Current cohort features 4 technology and innovation companies

Why RAMP?

Because your work matters and here, you’ll find the support to help you.

  • Monthly Pitch & Polish clinics
  • 1-on-1 Expert Mentoring
  • *$20K Non-Equity
  • Access to Angels and VC
  • ​Free Office Space + High-Speed Internet
  • Community Support
  • RBTC Membership

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OUR PARTNERS

rbtc roanoke
virginia western
roanoke va

OUR SPONSORS

We are grateful for our sponsors. Without them, this program would not be possible! Are you interested in getting involved? Contact us.