North Texas RCIC Launches The Ramps™

The North Texas Regional Center for Innovation and Commercialization (NTXRCIC) announces collaboration with Texas State University to provide The Ramps™ training program.

Women entrepreneurs will receive coaching from experienced investors, entrepreneurs, inventors and business leaders and have the opportunity to learn about area resources to grow ventures. The Ramp™ training includes both skills training and knowledge training to provide guidance in starting, growing and funding and every aspect of launching a scalable company. Nationally-recognized guest speakers and panelists will cover every entrepreneurial walk of life. Participants can grow or launch a business during the program. The cost is approximately $3,000 for the 25 week program. Payment plans and scholarships available.

Texas State University RampCorp brings The Ramps™ to cities across Texas and the NTXRCIC will be the third site to launch this year.

“The NTXRCIC is a natural host as we see business opportunities daily,” said Maria Smith, Director for the NTXRCIC. “Working with women entrepreneurs to advance their idea from concept to a scalable business is a big part of the curriculum; but the best part is the self-growth”

“North Texas is a great place to launch and grow a company and we’re looking for women who are ready to take the leap and would like support.” – Terry Chase Hazell, Texas State RampCorp Director.

Since the inception of the NTXRCIC six years ago, building a solid network for entrepreneurs to leverage has been a key focus. Ensuring entrepreneurs have resource partners in academia, capital, and vendor relationships can be the difference between building a successful business or having to go back to the drawing board. The Ramps™ program targets women that have significant business and technology experience, an interest in growing an idea into a business and want to learn the proven methods of how to “Ramp-up” a company. The program will recruit 30 women from across the North Texas region.

For more information about this program please visit or contact the NTXRCIC at 972-883-4920.

About the North Texas RCIC (NTXRCIC):

The North Texas Regional Center for Innovation and Commercialization (NTXRCIC) is one of six regional agents for the Texas Emerging Technology Fund. The NTXRCIC is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit corporation that works to identify technology-based entrepreneurial ventures that will commercialize emerging technologies, advancing Texas’ competitiveness. The NTXRCIC cooperates with industry, academic, and public agencies to promote the regional entrepreneurial ecology. As a resource to its client companies, the NTXRCIC has a full-time staff, experienced volunteers and a strong resource partner network. For detailed information about the NTXRCIC, visit the web site.

About RampCorp:

RampCorp is a program of Texas State University’s Office of Commercialization and Industry Relations aimed at increasing entrepreneurship in underrepresented groups. Specifically, RampCorp is increasing the number of women who start and grow technology and other growth ventures. RampCorp has developed and offers training program called “The Ramps,” which offer instruction, coaching and networking. Courses are offered in Austin, El Paso, and North Texas and opening in San Antonio, San Marcos and Williamson County, Texas. For detailed information about the Texas State RampCorp programs, visit the website