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RampCorp named one of 'Top Three University Startup Programs'

By Kristina Kenney
University News Service
April 17, 2013

Since its inception in the fall of 2010 by Texas State University’s Office of Commercialization and Industry Relations, RampCorp has continued to expand its reach and mission to train, coach and network entrepreneurial women in order to help them launch their own scalable companies.

That expansion has now reached a national stage.

RampCorp was recently named one of the Top Three University Startup Programs at the 2013 Entrepreneurial University Startups Conference, held March 20-23 in Washington D.C. The top three startup programs were not ranked when they were announced by Nish Acharya, the director of the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship within the U.S. Department of Commerce.

RampCorp has served as a valuable resource for motivated women who dream of creating and running their own scalable businesses. Through the guidance and assistance of seasoned investors, entrepreneurs, inventors and business leaders, RampCorp continues to educate future entrepreneurs in all the aspects of creating and running a business.

When RampCorp was launched by founder Terry Chase Hazell less than three years ago, it began its mission to admit female entrepreneurs into a 30-week training program, which would place its focus on the three main components of curriculum, networking and coaching. To date, the organization has helped train around 60 women and launch more than 40 successful scalable companies.

The Entrepreneurial University Startups Conference is a unique conference series dedicated exclusively to the best practices for creating and funding globally-competitive, venture-backable university startups. The conference is organized annually by the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer, the National Science Foundation’s Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnership, the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Tech Transfer and the National Venture Capital Association.

For more information on RampCorp, please visit www.txstate.edu/rampcorp.