For Product Innovators New Market Businesses
The Fall 2020 RAMP Accelerator is a 10-week startup program for product innovators targeting a range of markets such as: outdoor recreation, medical devices, automotive, automotive, consumer products and more. RAMP included intensive mentoring and training, 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 Launch – Innovators were 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 15 years, the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development and the federal Small Business Administration
PackinLight is a startup company from St. George, UT with a mission to help new parents travel light and easy with their young children. Their first product is the MyYard play pen that is extremely light, packable, durable and easy to set up.
Healixir is a startup from Salt Lake City that has developed a “smart” aromatherapy diffuser that removes the hassle of dosing, diluting, and administering concentrated liquids like essential oils and nutraceuticals.