RAMP invites Life and Health Science Companies to Apply for Spring 2021 Cohort

Regional Accelerator and Mentoring Program (RAMP) will open applications on December 15 exclusively to life and health science companies for its March cohort -- a 12-week curriculum that provides mentoring, free office space with high-speed internet, access to venture capital and $20,000 in equity-free funding.

December 10, 2020

RAMP project to expand with help of federal grant

After nurturing 24 startup businesses over the past four years, an acceleration program aimed at advancing high-tech innovation in Western Virginia will soon double its annual output.

September 29, 2020

Valleys Innovation Council Wins Build to Scale Grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to Fuel Tech Company Growth in the Region

U.S. Department of Commerce Commits Nearly $1 Million to Expand RAMP

September 21, 2020

2020 RAMP Cohort Chosen

Roanoke-based business accelerator RAMP — the Regional Acceleration and Mentoring Program — announced the selection of six high-growth startups as part of its fourth round of training.

July 01, 2020


Roanoke, VA—Valleys Innovation Council (VIC), Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council (RBTC), and the Regional Accelerator and Mentoring Program (RAMP) today announced they are joining forces in a strategic alliance.

July 01, 2020

RAMP kicks off 2020 program and introduces its fourth cohort

Six high-growth companies have been selected to take part in the fourth iteration of the RAMP business accelerator program, which began its 2020 classes on June 15.

June 30th, 2020

Photos: RAMP Demo Day 2019 at VWCC

RAMP's Demo Day 2019 was held at Virginia Western Community College on Monday. The purpose of the event is to give start-up businesses a chance to promote their products to potential investors.

September 10th, 2019

RAMP accelerator taking show on the road with latest round of growing startups

The upcoming graduates of Roanoke’s startup accelerator took turns pitching their businesses to a room of investors and community leaders at the annual RAMP Demo Day this week — but they’re not finished yet.

September 10th, 2019

Excella is partnering with BEAM Diagnostics to develop a medical app

Excella has been selected as the primary tech partner to develop BEAM's medical mobile app to help prevent alcohol misuse.

August 21st, 2019

Beam Diagnostics, Excella team up on alcohol relapse app

Beam Diagnostics is teaming up with tech company Excella to create an app that detects relapse in alcohol use disorder. The technology will specifically be targeted at helping providers predict when a patient might be struggling.

August 21st, 2019

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