Author: Carrie Cousins

TechNite 2024 Celebrates the Elements of Tech

The Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council’s TechNite 2024 presented by Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black, recognized all the elements that make the Roanoke-Blacksburg innovation ecosystem so dynamic. TechNite 2024 was held Wednesday, May, […]

RFP: Name and Brand for Biotechnology Project

Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council alliance partner Verge is requesting proposals to develop a name and brand for a shared wet-lab space in Roanoke. Project Background Born out of a need to […]

Support Our Innovation Economy on Giving Tuesday

Support Our Innovation Economy on Giving Tuesday

You can empower innovators, entrepreneurs, and startups in the Roanoke-Blacksburg region this Giving Tuesday on Nov. 28.   Your gift provides resources and programming for startups and ultimately supports the […]

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ELITE Grant Grows Tech Talent for the Region

In the past three years, 62 students at 17 different companies completed internships thanks to $94,000 in funding from GO Virginia. The effort was facilitated by the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council […]

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Regional Partners Collaborate to Launch Advancing Oncology InnoVAtion QuickFire Challenge

Johnson & Johnson Innovation, in collaboration with Carilion Clinic Innovation, Verge Alliance, City of Roanoke, and Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, is proud to launch the Advancing Oncology InnoVAtion QuickFire […]

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TechNite 2023: Region’s Biggest Night in Tech Honors This Year’s Best from Innovation Ecosystem

Kim Snyder (KariVis), Eddie Amos, Angela Pope Dickerson (Bullish & Blacks In Technology SWVA), Shierod Russell (Intuitive Surgical), Chad Burchett (Trova Commercial Vehicles), Dr. Jessica Gilbertie (Qentoros), Dean Thomas (CytoRecovery), […]

Now Hiring: Tech Talent Strategist

Verge, part of the RAMP and RBTC collaborative alliance, is poised to grow significantly with multiple grant proposals and funding requests in the pipeline. The key to our success is […]

Dr. Michael J. Friedlander and Heywood Fralin

Fralin, Friedlander Nationally Recognized for Biomedical Research Advocacy

Heywood Fralin, philanthropist, and Michael Friedlander, PhD, founding Executive Director of Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC (FBRI) and Vice President for Health Sciences and Technology at Virginia Tech, are being […]


Regional Partners Collaborate to Create Biotechnology Incubator in Roanoke

ROANOKE, Va. — The City of Roanoke, in partnership with Carilion Clinic, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Verge, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, and Virginia Western Community College, today […]

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RAMP Cohort Applications Now Open

No matter where you find yourself in the startup pipeline, if you are building a technology-based business with high-growth potential, RAMP wants to connect you to our regional resources.   If […]