Kari Litzmann, Founder of Rubina - India Pilot Project "I took Mary Howard’s RampUp Training Course I and II through the Pratt Incubator with the goal of creating a business plan and pitch presentation for my start-up social enterprise, Rubina, last fall (2011). The course gives a good foundation for any startup looking to articulate their business model in a clear, concise, no-nonsense way. Mary is particularly great at helping entrepreneurs flush out their ideas and thinking through all aspects of the business. Rubina was still in a conceptual phase when we started RampUp and by the time the second training was through, I had a really solid framework for conducting a six-month Pilot Project in India to recruit partners, test and further develop the business concept, build a team, and figure out sales and marketing channels. I definitely believe that the RampUp training class and one-on-one work with Mary highly contributed to the project’s success and now feel confident that the ethically-sourced products I procured while in India and the team I’ve put together in New York will contribute to further success as we launch in the US market this fall.""
Brian Thomas, Baylor University, Village Energy Working with Mary was immensely helpful to us.