Johns Hopkins innovators are invited to meet with Richard Hughen, CEO of Linshom and FastForward Mentor-in-Residence to discuss market assessments, commercialization, and funding for medical devices.

Johns Hopkins faculty and startup leaders will gain insight from Hughen’s experience working with Fortune 500 companies in the medical device industry in addition to creating and exiting two of his own startups. Office hour sessions provide entrepreneurs the opportunity to discuss how to:

  • Complete a market assessment
  • Navigate the commercialization process
  • Raise money in early stages (through Series A)
  • Engage with Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures (JHTV)


  • Participants will be scheduled a 20-minute one-on-one session
  • Conversations held virtually over Zoom
  • Open only to Johns Hopkins University faculty and JHTV startups
  • No previous entrepreneurial experience assumed or required