Tech & Toast: RAMP Panel

Entrepreneurial Insights and Lessons Learned

Join RBTC for a special Tech & Toast where you will get an inside look of the Regional Acceleration and Mentoring Program, RAMP, as well as hear from key individuals within the RAMP Network. RAMP is a program of the RBTC, which operates with a founder-first mentality.  The program, now in its fourth year, works to identify and support the growth of startups in our region by surrounding them with financial resources and people who care deeply about their success.

Join the conversation; learn more about the impact of RAMP and how you can be involved; and hear from successful RAMP startups regarding their lessons learned, challenges and opportunities, and other entrepreneurial insights in this panel format.




Moderator: Victor Iannello, ScD, CEO, Radiant Physics Inc., as well as RAMP Mentor and Valley Innovation Council Co-Chairman

Radiant Physics specializes in conceiving, developing, and commercializing devices and software for industrial and biomedical applications. Our clients range in size from small early-stage companies to Fortune 500 companies.





Russell Hertzberg, CEO of Ticket Spicket 

Ticket Spicket provides a pro-level event ticketing platform to schools in 35 states to help drive ticket sales, engage fans, and increase revenue opportunities by connecting with local, regional and national brands through targeted marketing campaigns. The company goal is to provide convenience and rewards for fans attending events, while increasing efficiency and offering additional revenue streams for event organizers.



Diane Kees, COO and Co-Founder of Micro Harmonics Corporation

Micro Harmonics Corporation is a high-tech company located in Fincastle, VA. Our advanced ferrite components are employed in a wide variety of high frequency systems (50-400 GHz) used for test and measurement, portal security, satellite communications, radio astronomy, atmospheric observation, chemical and biological stand-off detection, 5G/6G, next generation wireless communications, and more.




Sarah E. Snider, Ph.D., CEO and Co-Founder of BEAM Diagnostics, Inc

BEAM Diagnostics, Inc. is founded on the concept that self-control failure underlies a wide range of negative health behaviors. As experts and pioneers in the field of behavioral economics and substance abuse, the principals of BEAM are leveraging decades of behavioral economic research to translate their work from “bench to bedside” helping to improve debilitating conditions prevalent in the healthcare industry.


Event Details

Date: February 27th, 2020

Time: 7:15 – 9:00am

Location: Crystal Ballroom, The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center | 110 Shenandoah Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016

Fee: $30.00 Member | $55.00 Future Member | $15.00 Student

Registration will close February 24th.

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