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Meet the Cohort: Tiny Cargo 600 337 RAMP - Roanoke Business Accelerator

Meet the Cohort: Tiny Cargo

Got milk? RAMP startup Tiny Cargo puts a whole new spin on that.

Working at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute in Roanoke, Tiny Cargo is using milk acquired from Homestead Creamery to create a transformative drug delivery technology for an entirely new class of drugs that could help victims of heart attack and other disease.

Tiny Cargo is a spinoff from Virginia Tech professor Rob Gourdie’s lab and is led by Spencer Marsh. It is one of four startups in RAMP’s 2021 Health and Life Sciences Cohort.

Mentor Magic with Tom England 600 337 RAMP - Roanoke Business Accelerator

Mentor Magic with Tom England

“Spend lots of time with your target market,” advises RAMP mentor Tom England, founder of Pareto Insight in our newest Mentor Magic video series that offers guidance for startup ventures.

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Mentor Magic: Mike Abbott 600 337 RAMP - Roanoke Business Accelerator

Mentor Magic: Mike Abbott

“Be your best devil’s advocate,” says RAMP instructor Mike Abbott in our newest “Mentor Magic” video that offers advice to aspiring entrepreneurs.

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Mentor Profile: Doug Juanarena 300 375 RAMP - Roanoke Business Accelerator

Mentor Profile: Doug Juanarena

Please join us in thanking Doug Juanarena — serial entrepreneur, Valleys Innovation Council board co-chair and mentor to three successful RAMP tech startups to date.

Founder and CEO of three tech startups over a 35-year career, Juanarena today donates his expertise to help aspiring entrepreneurs as a RAMP mentor. “It’s been rewarding because it’s fun to help the next generation of founders get to the next level whether it’s scaling up through raising capital or product development or strategic planning,” Juanarena says.

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RAMP launches “Mentor Magic”

RAMP director Mary Miller introduces our new video series “Mentor Magic” that features advice from our team of expert mentors for aspiring entrepreneurs.

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