Inventors and startup founders are invited to attend a new panel series offered by Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures (JHTV). This four-part series will help inventors and founders avoid blind spots and learn best practices for launching and scaling successful startups.

Session 2 is scheduled for April 19 at noon and future session dates will be announced soon.

Four-part startup panel series with veteran startup CEOs, mentors, and industry partners

  • Session 1 – Idea Stage and Planning
  • Session 2 – Getting it Off the Ground
  • Session 3 – Important Nuts and Bolts
  • Session 4 – Scaling and Keeping it Going


  • Open to the public
  • Designed for JHU faculty and students, potential CEOs, and early-stage startups
  • Limited number of in-person seats may be available later in the spring


  • Monthly from March-June
  • 12-1 PM
  • Virtual via Zoom


  • The plan
    • One-year Operating Plan – What? Why? How?
  • Building the team 
    • What roles?
    • How do you structure equity for scientific and business founders versus first team members?
  • Advisory board
    • Roles, who and why
  • Raising capital
    • When are you ready?
    • Why should you?
    • What to look for in an investor


  • Jesse Christopher – CEO, Longeviti Neuro Solutions
  • Dan Roche – Founder, Qualytics / JHTV Mentor in Residence
  • Ellington West – CEO, Sonavi Labs


  • Company formation best practices
  • General corporate governance considerations
  • Establish compensation
  • Understand funding options
  • Build the operating team
  • Milestone management
  • Manage HR, talent and documentation