Five new startups are part of the latest RAMP cohort. Each company is part of a 12-week program to help them grow their startup companies in the Roanoke Region with access to mentors, capital, and business resources.
Here’s a look at each company:
Fermi Energy, Inc.
Founded by a team of battery scientists and engineers at Virginia Tech, Fermi Energy is developing fundamentally disruptive cathode technologies to help create the U.S. supply chain of battery manufacturing.
Team: Feng Lin & Zhengrui Xu
Dot Solutions, LLC
Dot Solutions LLC, aka Dot Drives, is an internet-based donor engagement software application that was specifically designed for a startup to mid-sized nonprofit.
Team: Sal Ferlise & Emily Sweet
Based in Blacksburg, Enabled Engineering develops innovative manufacturing technologies for extreme applications, such as fabricating materials in nuclear reactors and enhanced electrical and thermal conductivity materials.
Team: Kumar Kandasamy
Qentoros is developing a biologic therapeutic to treat a variety of infectious and/or inflammatory conditions in animals and humans. The biologic is based on blood products and has demonstrated efficacy in treating a number of veterinary patient conditions that did not improve with normal antibiotic treatment.
Team: Michael Miller & Jessica Gilbertie
Kenkashi Microbes delivers a full range of microbial benefits, from compost boosts to direct microbial and micronutrient application for plant health and resiliency.
Team: Cassie Wilson & Jason Anderson
Every member of a Ramp cohort has access to a program that includes:
- 1:1 expert mentoring as well as access to content mentors covering the world of business knowledge
- Free office space with hi-speed internet access
- Access to angel and VC investors through our Demo Day presentations
- $20,000 in equity-free funding
- Free membership in the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council
- Three additional years of ongoing support