RAMP Updates

Pitch & Polish Clinic is Back!

Wednesday, July 10th, RAMP held its fourth Pitch and Polish clinic of the year! We had four local entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to a panel of regional business experts. The first of these included Your Crisis Team, where Rick Christ came and spoke of issues...

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Meet the 2019 Cohort – June 4

Meet the 2019 Cohort – June 4

You're invited to join us as we welcome our third cohort to the RAMP-in-Residence program! Don't miss this opportunity to meet the six new companies in our third cohort and tour the accelerator. RAMP, Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council, and Virginia Western...

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RAMP UPdate: DESA

RAMP UPdate: DESA

This week we had the honor of sitting down with Dr. Anne Brown from DESA, a member of our inaugural cohort from 2017. DESA has stayed involved, when able, since graduating from the RAMP-in-Residence program. Most recently, Anne attended the 2019 TomTom festival with...

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RAMP UPdate: Volatia

RAMP UPdate: Volatia

Baraka and his team, of our inaugural cohort, were certainly one of the largest cohort members to operate out of the Gill Memorial building during their RAMP-in-Residence tenure. Their presence was enjoyed while in the building and missed upon their exit, but we were...

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RAMP UPdate: Skyphos Industries

RAMP UPdate: Skyphos Industries

We are excited to catch up with Elliot McAllister this week, CEO/CTO of Skyphos Industries. Elliot was the self-proclaimed extroverted engineer of our 2018 cohort and brought life to the RAMP office with the steady streams of 70’s rock anthems emitting from his team...

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RAMP UPdate: Chorda Pharma

RAMP UPdate: Chorda Pharma

Rick Carliss, of Chorda Pharma, began his journey with RAMP this time last year. Though the application process began earlier in 2018, interviews were not held until late in April. As our previous cohort members will likely tell you, applying to the program is a long...

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