RAMP (Regional Acceleration and Mentoring Program) is a new technology business accelerator program for the Roanoke-Blacksburg, Virginia region launched in Spring 2017.

Our Mission

RAMP’s mission is to propel high-potential startups in the Roanoke-Blacksburg region to expand and create jobs in the STEM-H fields. Partners in the initiative include the City of Roanoke, which renovated RAMP’s home in the historic Gill Memorial Hospital building; the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council, which recruits RAMP participants and provides them mentorship and networking opportunities; and Virginia Western Community College, which provides business education training on site.

RAMP participants benefit from a mentoring program, networking opportunities, business education and access to capital.