Events in May 2022

  • May 17

    Women's Leadership Conference 2022

    The Women’s Leadership Conference was created by the Howard County Chamber of Commerce as a platform to recognize women in every stage of their profession. Starting with a focus on business development within government contracting, the conference has since grown to now serve professional women across industries and throughout the region. The purpose of the […]

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    Location: Live! Casino & Hotel
    Category: FastForward, FastForward U, Women in Innovation
  • May 17

    May Tax and Accounting Office Hours

    Financial health and stability are key elements in a successful startup. Meeting with our partnering local firms can help your startup avoid common tax and accounting roadblocks and pitfalls. FastForward members are encouraged to take advantage of pro bono consultations in business accounting, tax and audit practices. Virtual consultation services include an introductory advisory discussion […]

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    Location: Virtual
    Category: FastForward, Office Hours
  • May 18

    Design Thinking/Imagining your Business or Product Idea

    Maryland Innovation Center’s three-part seminar, held on May 18, May 25, and June 1 is designed for you to explore your interest in a business and will teach you through actual exercises how to develop a business idea into a more complete business or product idea. The first session will help you explore your idea […]

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    Location: Maryland Innovation Center
    Category: External Events, FastForward, FastForward U
  • May 18

    PitchMasters May Workshop

    Since PitchMasters creation, over 100 companies have presented their businesses to CEOs, advisors, business attorneys, and investors to gain valuable feedback. At this workshop-style event, companies seeking to become “pitch-perfect” will present their investor decks to the group and receive feedback to help refine their pitch before they go in front of investors. This is […]

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    Location: Zoom
    Category: External Events, FastForward, FastForward U
  • May 18

    The Cyber Threat Landscape: Being Prepared for a Cyber Attack: Part 2 of 2

    The landscape of cyber threats is ever-changing.  As hackers’ behavioral tactics intensify, companies and managers need to stay alert and educated on best practices related to protection measures.  Companies need to plan by leveraging resources and looking to experts to assist them.  It is not just about being aware of the threat landscape but also […]

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    Location: Virtual
    Category: External Events, FastForward, FastForward U
  • May 19

    Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Forum

    The Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Forum – Washington DC May 19, 2022 “The Best Networking Event in the MidAtlantic.” This will be CONNECTpreneur’s 46th consecutive Sold Out in-person event over the last 10 years. Over 70% of previous attendees surveyed say that CONNECTpreneur is the “Number One” tech and investor event in the Mid-Atlantic region. This […]

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    Location: Washington, D.C.
    Category: External Events, FastForward, FastForward U
  • May 19

    Family Office Panel: Investment Landscape in the Emerging Tech Space

    CONNECTING FAMILY OFFICE INVESTORS, VCs & STARTUPS Join us for an engaging panel discussion headlined by top-tier family office investors as they discuss their investment strategy and break into portfolio management, family office fundraising and more. After the panel, we will see pitches from a few of our premier high-growth tech startups. The attendees will […]

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    Location: Virtual
    Category: External Events, FastForward, FastForward U
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  • May 20

    B'More Bold Pitch Competition 2022

    Make a Pitch or Be the Shark at the 2022 B’more BOLD Pitch Competition All registered attendees with a new product, service or business are invited to participate in our 2022 B’more BOLD Pitch Competition and earn cash prizes. Audience members will play the “sharks” and choose the People’s Choice Award. To be eligible, your […]

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    Location: Application
    Category: Competitions, FastForward, FastForward U, Funding
  • May 20

    May Faculty and Startup Office Hours with Richard Hughen

    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 […]

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    Location: Virtual
    Category: FastForward, Office Hours
  • May 23

    May Faculty Office Hours with Sashank Reddy, MD, PhD

    Johns Hopkins biomedical innovators are invited to meet with Dr. Sashank Reddy, Medical Director of Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures (JHTV) to discuss the commercialization of high-impact discoveries. Johns Hopkins faculty participants will gain insight from Dr. Reddy’s experience as an entrepreneur, investigator, clinician, and mentor. Office hour sessions provide an opportunity to discuss how to: […]

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    Location: Zoom
    Category: FastForward, Office Hours
  • May 25

    AAPI Business Resource Session

    Come celebrate AAPI Heritage Month with the Maryland Innovation Center. Calling all Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) businesses, come and join us for a resource session at the Maryland Innovation Center (MIC). You will learn more about what the MIC has to offer as well as resources from the Maryland Small, Minority & Women […]

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    Location: Maryland Innovation Center
    Category: External Events, FastForward, FastForward U
  • May 25

    May Fulton Bank Office Hours

    The Fulton Financial Corporation’s new Life Sciences and Technology Division will be developing innovative, disruptive initiatives in order to support the life sciences and technology industry. FastForward members are invited to schedule a 30-minute, virtual session to meet with Fulton Bank’s new division to discuss banking solutions for life sciences and technology startups.

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    Location: Virtual
    Category: FastForward, Office Hours
  • May 25

    Emerging CEO Panel Series - Session 3

    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 3 is scheduled for MAY 25 at noon on Zoom. OVERVIEW Four-part startup panel […]

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    Location: Zoom
    Category: FastForward, FastForward U
  • May 25

    Level Setting: The Role of Government in Healthcare: Part 1 of 2

    Healthcare policy is ever-evolving and changing, so keeping abreast on the most current policies and trends can be challenging. From policy to regulatory changes, the US healthcare environment requires all healthcare stakeholders to adapt their strategies continually. Staying ahead of policy trends that impact business and business planning is critical. Featuring: John Stanford, Executive Director […]

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    Location: Virtual
    Category: External Events, FastForward, FastForward U
  • May 25

    Baltimore Entrepreneurship and Leadership Network Spring Open House 2022

    Baltimore Entrepreneurship and Leadership Network (BELN) is coming together to launch our first-ever in-person Spring Open House. We’re bringing together leaders and alumni of Baltimore-based incubators and accelerators, fellowships, and degree programs to provide a space for you to learn more about our programs, hear about upcoming deadlines, and decide what might be a next […]

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    Location: FastForward U
    Category: FastForward, FastForward U, Social Innovation Lab
  • May 26

    May Microsoft Office Hours

    Schedule a personalized technical session with Microsoft Startups and One Commercial Partnerships team members. Every second and fourth Thursday, FastForward members have the opportunity to meet virtually and discuss: Cloud computing resources Go-to market strategies Corporate and academic partnerships And more May Dates: 5/12 5/26

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    Location: Virtual
    Category: FastForward, Office Hours
  • All Day
  • May 27

    NASA Orbital Alchemy Challenge

    While some spacecraft do return to Earth and burn up in the atmosphere, others continue to orbit for years. Some satellites are moved into special orbits at the end of their operational life whereas others remain in their original orbit due to premature equipment failures. Either way, these objects in space represent a vast untapped […]

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    Location: Application
    Category: Competitions, FastForward, FastForward U
  • All Day
  • May 31

    RoosterBio Development Award 2022

    Now Accepting Submissions for Novel hMSC Applications in Europe and North America Application Deadline:May 31, 2022 Award Total: Up to $10,000 in applicable RoosterBio® products to be used over a 12 month period Human mesenchymal stromal cells (hMSCs) are a critical raw material for a growing number of emerging regenerative medicine (RM) applications including cell […]

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    Location: Application
    Category: FastForward, FastForward U, Funding

Events in June 2022

  • Jun 01

    Strategic Partnerships Between Early-Stage Therapeutic Ventures and Industry: Negotiating Term Sheets

    Initiating a collaborative partnership between large pharma and a startup can increase the likelihood of funding and an eventual exit. During this robust discussion, we will highlight the structure of an optimal term sheet with a particular focus on: Optimized upfront payments Milestones pre/post commercial sale Royalty Structuring Featuring: Anton Xavier, Director, Startup Banking Life […]

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    Location: Virtual
    Category: External Events, FastForward, FastForward U
  • Jun 02

    Reverse Pitch: CIOs/CMOs Discuss Critical Innovation Needs

    Ever wonder what is going through the minds of Chief Innovation Officers and buyers of innovative digital health technology at large health systems and hospitals? How do they decide what is a priority and what do they really wish for in next year’s budget? Join Dr. Brian Hasselfeld, Medical Director for Telemedicine and Digital Health […]

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    Location: Zoom
    Category: Anchor Ventures, FastForward, FastForward U
  • Jun 08

    Drug Commercialization and Launch- Drug Development Series: Part 3 of 3

    This lecture, will focus on drug commercialization and early planning for launch to maximize the commercial value of a novel therapeutic. Specific emphasis in the session will be placed on discussing early planning for launch and commercialization, The discussion will also highlighting some of the common pitfalls during commercialization and how to avoid them while […]

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    Location: Virtual
    Category: External Events, FastForward, FastForward U
  • Jun 13

    2nd Annual B'MORE BOLD Business Conference for Entrepreneurs & Innovators

    Join us LIVE and in-person for the Baltimore area’s #1 Event for start-ups and business owners where you can… ENGAGE: Meet face-to-face (once again!) with other smart, creative entrepreneurs and forward-thinking business owners who share a passion for innovative solutions. THINK: Discover new & emerging ideas from today’s brightest minds that you can use. BUILD: […]

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    Location: Maritime Conference Center
    Category: External Events, FastForward, FastForward U
  • Jun 14

    Here. We. Grow. Women Spanning the Globe Conference 2022

    The theme for the 2022 Women Spanning the Globe conference is “Here. We. Grow.” It serves as a powerful backdrop for women leaders to gather and discuss the collective and individual progress and challenges in their professional journey. Each conference participant will be able to explore new pathways so they can continue to grow. And […]

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    Location: Virtual and In-Person
    Category: FastForward, FastForward U, Women in Innovation
  • Jun 15

    PitchMasters June Workshop

    Since PitchMasters creation, over 100 companies have presented their businesses to CEOs, advisors, business attorneys, and investors to gain valuable feedback. At this workshop-style event, companies seeking to become “pitch-perfect” will present their investor decks to the group and receive feedback to help refine their pitch before they go in front of investors. This is […]

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    Location: Zoom
  • Jun 15

    Demonstrating Purpose Beyond Profit

    Balancing thoughtful consideration of your societal role with the daily requirements of running a business can be challenging as a business leader. To become a beacon of growth, it helps to develop a framework and key steps that will effectively integrate corporate purpose into core business strategy. Featuring: Mary Mason – Purpose Strategic Positioning and […]

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    Location: Virtual
    Category: External Events, FastForward, FastForward U
  • Jun 21

    June Faculty Office Hours with Sashank Reddy, MD, PhD

    Johns Hopkins biomedical innovators are invited to meet with Dr. Sashank Reddy, Medical Director of Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures (JHTV) to discuss the commercialization of high-impact discoveries. Johns Hopkins faculty participants will gain insight from Dr. Reddy’s experience as an entrepreneur, investigator, clinician, and mentor. Office hour sessions provide an opportunity to discuss how to: […]

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    Location: Zoom
    Category: FastForward, Office Hours

Events in July 2022

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  • Jul 01

    10G Challenge 2022

    The 10G Challenge is powered by CableLabs in collaboration with industry experts to inspire innovators to leverage the emerging 10G network. The Challenge is designed to support developing technologies, services and applications that rely on the network of the future. The 10G network is bringing higher internet speeds, more security, lower latency and improved reliability. […]

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    Location: Application
    Category: Competitions, FastForward, FastForward U
  • Jul 20

    PitchMasters July Workshop

    Since PitchMasters creation, over 100 companies have presented their businesses to CEOs, advisors, business attorneys, and investors to gain valuable feedback. At this workshop-style event, companies seeking to become “pitch-perfect” will present their investor decks to the group and receive feedback to help refine their pitch before they go in front of investors. This is […]

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    Location: Zoom
    Category: External Events, FastForward, FastForward U
  • Jul 25

    July Faculty Office Hours with Sashank Reddy, MD, PhD

    Johns Hopkins biomedical innovators are invited to meet with Dr. Sashank Reddy, Medical Director of Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures (JHTV) to discuss the commercialization of high-impact discoveries. Johns Hopkins faculty participants will gain insight from Dr. Reddy’s experience as an entrepreneur, investigator, clinician, and mentor. Office hour sessions provide an opportunity to discuss how to: […]

    When:
    Location: Zoom
    Category: FastForward, Office Hours