Industry sponsors play an essential role in the advancement of discovery and the vibrancy of Baltimore’s innovation ecosystem. We seek relationships with sponsors who share our passion for advancing and commercializing innovations and ventures borne and nurtured at Johns Hopkins University. Sponsorships come in many forms and may include financial support, pro bono services, and other forms of engagement. Sponsors engage with our entrepreneurs in myriad ways, including office hours, professional seminars, one-on-one mentorship and happy hours.

Benefits of sponsorship

  • Recognition and exposure to Baltimore’s startup community
  • Direct business development with entrepreneurs and researchers
  • Access to space
  • Access to university talent

Directing your sponsorship

Sponsors may choose to direct their sponsorship toward our commercial ventures under the brand FastForward or toward our student efforts through the FastForward U program.


With appreciation for

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Learn more about why you should become the next member of the Johns Hopkins innovation ecosystem.

Mark VanderZyl

Associate Director, Startup Advancement