Are you a student or recent graduate looking to connect with other innovators in Baltimore? Are you eager to get involved within the startup community or looking for others to partner up with? Look no further than “Start Here, Venture Forward” networking hour. Venture for America and John Hopkins’ FastForward U and Social Innovation Lab are co-hosting a networking session to help YOU engage more meaningfully with others in the Baltimore innovation ecosystem.

Meet people from diverse backgrounds, dialogue around topics of shared interest, and make genuine connections. Sign up in advance to share more about yourself and your area(s) of interest. We will do the matchmaking, placing you in small group sessions to get to know one another.

Our goal is for each attendee to come away with at least one person they will follow up with. This is not the end of the conversation though! We will be following up with attendees to hear their feedback and ask what they would like to see more of in the Baltimore ecosystem. Based on feedback, we look to hold more connecting opportunities in summer and fall 2021.