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Accelerating technology, health & life science startups

Applications are open for the Fall 2024 In-Residence Cohort focusing on Technology, Health, and Life Science startups. The deadline to apply is Aug. 11, 2024.

Tech companies accelerated since 2017
Jobs supported thanks to RAMP companies
RAMP companies currently active
Combined funds raised by RAMP companies
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Connecting you to resources

Levels of business accelerators in the region

The Regional Accelerator and Mentoring Program can help your company advance its technology and accelerate development on the path to the next level of acceleration, such as Johnson & Johnson Innovation — JLABS for life sciences companies.


Early-stage tech and life sciences entrepreneurs can connect to the innovation ecosystem and business resources.

In Residence

If you’re ready to form a company, apply to join our 12-week cohort that offers 1:1 expert mentoring, free office space, access to investors, and three additional years of support.


Support continues long after companies finish the RAMP In Residence program with our Exit RAMP Investment Series.


When your business is ready to move to the next level, RAMP offers unparalleled support for technology and life sciences companies.

  • $20,000 in equity-free funding sponsored by VIPC and Verge
  • 1:1 expert mentoring
  • Access to industry experts
  • Preparation for fundraising
  • 12 weeks of intensive curriculum
  • Free office space with high-speed internet access
  • Free membership in:
    • the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council (RBTC) for two years
    • GAN for the lifetime of your company – each founder is given access to playbooks, mentors and other resources including over $1M worth in perks
    • the Shenandoah Club for three years
    • Virginia Bio for one year
  • Discounted office space following your completion of the program
  • Three additional years of ongoing support through Exit RAMP
Description not needed!

Spring 2024 Cohort

U.S. startups that raise pre-accelerator equity

Founding Partners

Applications are open now

Entrepreneurs are invited to apply for the Fall 2024 Cohort, where you’ll embark on a 12-week In Residence program to accelerate your business.

Cohorts offered annually
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