Join us for a special Tech & Toast where you will get a special look into the Regional Acceleration and Mentoring Program, RAMP. RAMP is a program of the RBTC, which operates with a founder-first mentality. The program, now in its third year, works to identify and support the growth of startups in our region by surrounding them with financial resources and people who care deeply about their success.
Join the conversation of how and why Accelerators are having such a significant impact across the country and hear from some of the regional founders currently in residence at RAMP.
We will start with a short presentation and end with the panel of founders and mentors. Bring your questions and your ideas, we are all in this together!
Mary Miller is the director of the Regional Acceleration and Mentoring Program (RAMP), which identifies early-stage STEM-H companies and provides resources to accelerate their growth from across Region 2. Before becoming the director, Mary was the founder and president of Interactive Design and Development, Inc. (IDD), an information technology firm in Blacksburg, Virginia. Under her 29 years of leadership and guidance, the company developed information technology solutions for Fortune 500 companies, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian. Dr. Miller received her Master’s in Information Sciences (MIS) and her Ph.D. in Instructional Design from Virginia Tech. She was recognized at the 75th Anniversary of Women at Virginia Tech as an outstanding woman alumna and was named the 2013 Outstanding Alumni for Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering. She serves as chair of the Virginia 4-H Foundation Board and is a member of the National Bankshares Board of Directors.
Date: Thursday, July 25, 2019
Time: 7:15 – 9:00am
Location: The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center | 110 Shenandoah Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016
Fee: $25.00 Member before 7/20/2019 | $35.00 between 7/21 – 7/24
$50.00 Future Member before 7/20/2019 | $60.00 between 7/21 – 7/24