Sponsors & Partners

With Thanks to our Sponsors & Partners

The RAMP.up program has benefited from, and continues to expand because of, the generous support of many foundations and corporations.


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Our Sponsors

Seattle University will use a three-year $500,000 grant from JPMorgan Chase to continue work started this summer to support Central District businesses as they seek to grow and thrive in a rapidly changing neighborhood.

Through a $100,000 grant from JPMorgan Chase, the IEC began a pilot program in 2016, reaching out to Central District and International District businesses to determine what support they need to succeed, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center executive director Sue Oliver said.

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Our Partners

The Puget Sound Chapter of the Project Management Institute is part of an international nonprofit professional organization dedicated to advancing project management excellence through professionalism. PMI CARES provided opportunities for development and learning in project management and training for our RAMPsters.



Mercy Corps Northwest provide rich resources for small business mentoring and support RAMP’s entrepreneurs in increasing their economic self-sufficiency and community integration by providing resources and support in their efforts to improve their lives.

SCORE offers free business counseling to small businesses in the Greater Seattle region. SCORE currently has more than 100 Certified Business Mentors and subject matter experts serving more than 1000 active clients. SCORE Provides free, confidential business advice, workshops and seminars on various business topics, such as business planning, financial insights, product and service review, marketing and promotion, resource planning, and more to RAMP students.