Innovation Accelerator

Accelerate Utah Product Innovations

Fall 2020 Cohort

For Product Innovators New Market Businesses

A product / new-market accelerator applying advanced processes and materials to capture emerging market opportunities.

10 Week Program

10-week intensive mentoring and training course immersing innovators in a highly engaged and interactive learning experience with business mentors, process and materials experts and topical specialists who help participants achieve success.

Startup Funding

Companies receive financial support during the program and preferred consideration for follow-on funding from RAMP partners without giving up any equity.

The Fall 2020 RAMP Accelerator is for all product innovators from the startup stage to businesses pivoting to capture new market opportunities. It is for all innovators targeting a range of markets including outdoor recreation, medical devises, building construction, automotive, commercial aviation, consumer products and more.

Rapid Launch RAMP is an 10-week intensive mentoring and training initiative immersing innovators in a highly engaged and interactive learning experience with business mentors, advanced materials experts and 3D print specialists who are each available to help achieve success.

Lean Startup – On Line Training – Engaged Mentors – Learning Lab Innovators will be assisted in each stage of the lean startup process by joining weekly training sessions supplemented by individualized consultation with industry mentors. Privileged use of state of the art labs and technical equipment is a part of RAMP for product prototyping and materials testing.

Tuition and Business Support Each RAMP participant receives a financial scholarship of $3k for the program tuition and preferred consideration for follow-on funding provided by our RAMP partners- all without requiring equity ownership in the business and at favorable terms.

Northern Utah- The Center of Advanced Manufacturing & Product Innovation RAMP is hosted in Northern Utah- internationally recognized as the hub for  advanced materials manufacturing. Providing easy access to the state’s industry cluster, each RAMP participant joins a community rich in innovators, technologists, product designers and business leaders.

Trustworthy Partners RAMP is jointly sponsored by UAMMI– Utah’s premier industry association for advanced materials and manufacturing; Grow Utah– a non-profit actively accelerating Utah’s start-ups and innovators for over 25 years; and Davis Fund for Economic Development– a loan fund directed by a cooperative of Davis County government and municipalities supporting businesses and innovators across the region.

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