About RAMP


Located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, we have one cohort per year with an average of 5, STEM-related companies accepted. Each company must have at least two founders and a minimum viable product.


Cohort companies must fully participate in the program and locate to the Roanoke region.  The accepted companies can expect to be engaged in the program 2 full days a week for the entire 12 week program. Founders are given free office space with hi-speed internet access and matched with a lead mentor, as well as access to content mentors covering the world of business knowledge.

As a proud member of GAN, each founder is also given access to playbooks, mentors and other resources across hundreds of other accelerators and companies around the world.


Last but not least, the funding you will receive is equity free and distributed in increments throughout your time in the program. It is rare to find an accelerator program that provides funding without taking equity, but we think it is the best for your success, and supporting your success is why RAMP exists.

There are many perks of living in a community like Roanoke, Virginia and being surrounded by a region focused on your success.  The cohort experience will culminate with a Demo Day which allows the founders to engage with the region, as well as angel and VC investors from across the Commonwealth. 

As a member of RAMP, you are given membership in the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council, including two free tickets to all events for a year. 


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