Demo Day May 2024

DEMO DAY Spring 2024



Hello and welcome to our Spring 2024 Demo Day! Demo Day is the finale of the RAMP in-residence program. We take this time to celebrate our cohort of exceptional founders for all their hard work and perseverance in illuminating an array of challenges facing markets, communities, and our society. Our 12-week intensive RAMP in-residence program pushes founders to explore new

worlds, new mindsets, and their own strengths and weaknesses. Through a variety of skills and practices, each team immerses themselves in the nastiest and most complicated problems facing their organizations and customers. During each presentation, we ask you to do two things. First, imagine a world where our Founders have solved their respective challenges. What does that world look like? How does it change the course of your life, the direction of our region, and our world’s prosperity? Second, I ask you to listen carefully to their pitches and think about how you can play a positive role in their stories. It takes the entire ecosystem for a venture to flourish. We invite you to engage, ask questions, and explore partnerships. Your presence and evangelism play a pivotal role in empowering these startups to reach greater heights. Thank you for being a part of the RAMP community. With our Founders at the helm, we can continue to grow our ecosystem to be the jewel of our region. Best, John Hagy, Director of RAMP

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5 PM – Doors Open 5:25 PM – Bar to Close During Programming 5:30 PM - Welcome RAMP Updates Spring 2024 Cohort Pitches Recens Respiratio Allis Innovations Scanlily Bacchus Therapeutics Demo Day Closing Remarks 7 PM – Reception

Founding Partners

Founded in 2017, RAMP (Regional Accelerator and Mentoring Program) has accelerated 52 companies.


Verge (formerly Valleys Innovation Council), which includes alliance members Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council (RBTC) and the Regional Accelerator and Mentoring Program (RAMP), helps facilitate regional connection, communication, and collaboration by identifying regional priorities and funding to advance tech and biotech projects and solutions across the Roanoke and New River Valleys, and Lynchburg.


Dr. Umar Sofi Dr. Ryan King

Hunter Mollica

Recens Respiratio is developing technology to automate/ optimize/personalize nasal cannula therapies using machine learning and fluid modeling. The purpose of this innovation is to accelerate hospital discharge for certain patients with an acute respiratory disease. Our desired final product is an autonomous nasal cannula system that will respond in real time to changes in patient oxygen demands.


Adam Goode

Allis Innovations leverages technology and best in practice expertise to improve operating room service efficiency. Our initial technology, the Instreyed Surgical Instrument Detection Platform, applies computer vision models to predict surgical instruments. This platform improves efficiency and quality of tray assembly, the most labor intensive step in Central Sterile surgical instrument processing.


Peter Lazar

Scanlily provides a revolutionary QR code-based method for managing assets and equipment. Its unique mobile and QR-centric design makes it completely unlike (and superior to) current SaaS asset management systems. The system is flexible and can be adapted to different types of physical items such as items in storage, office equipment, tools, machinery, and inventory for businesses.


Arvin Gouw

Bacchus Therapeutics is a biotech company that exploits cancer’s hypermetabolic state by targeting specific cancer metabolic pathways. We identified a novel pathway to target that is synthetic lethal to the cancer-causing gene, MYC. Our drug is translatable to all MYC-driven cancers, which encompass about 50-70% of all cancers.


2024 RAMP Applications Open Technology & Health & Life Sciences Applications for our next cohort are now open! Entrepreneurs are invited to apply for our Fall 2024 Cohort focused on Technology and Health & Life Science companies where you’ll embark on a 12-week program featuring: • Access to subject matter experts covering the world of business knowledge • Free membership in the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Councils, Virginia BIO (Health & Life Science companies only), Morrow, and the Shenandoah Club • Free office space in downtown Roanoke with high-speed internet access

• $20,000 in equity-free funding • Three years of ongoing support Applications close August 11, 2024.

Pitch & Polish

RAMP is pleased to present virtual Pitch & Polish sessions for startups of any industry. Pitch & Polish clinics provide a valuable opportunity to pitch your business idea to a team of

regional experts who want to help you polish your presentation, provide feedback on your business model, and connect you with the resources you need to grow. Get ready to pitch!

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