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...
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...
RAMP UPdate: Constructability3D, LLC

RAMP UPdate: Constructability3D, LLC

This week we sat down with John Brock, owner of Constructability3D. Not only is he a builder, but he turned his technological skills, utilizing SketchUp, into a startup business. He is a published author and accomplished lecturer and public speaker. It has been a...
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...
RAMP UPdate: Altede

RAMP UPdate: Altede

We are checking in with one of our inaugural cohort members this week. Ed Champion is one of the founders of Altede, a biotechnology startup based in Blacksburg. Ed began his journey with the RAMP-in-Residence program by going all-in. He gave up his lease and moved...