Johns Hopkins innovators are invited to meet with FastForward Mentors-in-Residence AJ Donelson and Bill McNamara to discuss getting started on a path to commercialization.

Johns Hopkins faculty and startup leaders will gain insight from their experience and perspectives as senior business leaders and consultants, entrepreneurs, mentors, translational fund advisors, and Johns Hopkins University alumni. Office hour sessions will provide entrepreneurs the opportunity to discuss how to:

  • Identify the key elements of a business plan or licensing strategy
  • Use translational funds for customer discovery and market analysis
  • 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