Events in September 2021

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  • Sep 27

    Shore Hatchery Business Competition

    The Perdue School of Business Philip E. & Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation Shore Hatchery is a bi-annual Mid-Atlantic business competition. The Shore Hatchery is open to any Mid-Atlantic business startups. It is a ten-year $2 million initiative, which began in 2013. The program assists entrepreneurs in creating new businesses and jobs in the region. Startups […]

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    Location: Application
    Category: FastForward, FastForward U, Pitch Competitions
  • Sep 28

    Startup Grind Reopening and Startup Showcase

    Join 200+ mid-Maryland entrepreneurship movers, shakers, candle-stick makers, investors, and young companies startups, as we celebrate our return to in-person events with our Grand Welcome Back Party and 4th STARTUP SHOWCASE. It’s time we help each other get inspired, reconnect with old friends, and make new ones. Kick back, let your hair down, take a […]

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    Location: Maryland Innovation Center
    Category: External Events, FastForward, FastForward U
  • Sep 30

    September Microsoft Office Hours

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

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    Location: Virtual
    Category: FastForward, Office Hours

Events in October 2021

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  • Oct 01

    Pitch It On! 2021 Application - DEADLINE EXTENDED

    Behind every great pitch – is a woman. JHTV is seeking applications from women innovators to pitch their invention at a virtual event on October 19 to receive feedback and the chance to win funding! On October 19, JHTV will host its second Pitch It On! event, a virtual pitch competition featuring Johns Hopkins women […]

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    Location: Application
    Category: FastForward, FastForward U, Pitch Competitions, Women in Innovation
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  • Oct 01

    Social Innovation Lab Accelerator Applications are Open

    Calling all social innovators of Baltimore! The Social Innovation Lab (SIL) at Johns Hopkins University accelerates emerging ventures and leaders that seek to change Baltimore and the world. SIL provides funding, advising and mentorship, training, technical assistance, office space, and network access to help these innovative mission-driven companies and disruptive technologies develop into thriving, sustainable […]

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    Location: Application
    Category: FastForward, FastForward U, Social Innovation Lab
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  • Oct 01

    2021 Tools Competition Launch Event

    Last year, the Futures Forum on Learning launched the global Tools Competition to fund edtech tools, technologies, and platforms to combat the crisis of pandemic-related learning loss and build the field of learning engineering. The competition generated significant interest—receiving nearly 900 proposals from 55 countries. Following a multi-phase judging process, 18 winning teams, made up […]

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    Location: Application
    Category: FastForward, FastForward U
  • Oct 01

    October Faculty and Startup Office Hours with AJ Donelson and Bill McNamara

    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 […]

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    Location: Zoom
    Category: FastForward, Office Hours
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  • Oct 02

    Minority Innovation Weekend 2021 Presented by Fearless

    Minority Innovation Weekend (MIW) is a weekend summit dedicated to aiding innovators of color with launch tech-focused startups, exploring trending technologies, and showcasing tech startups that have a minority founder or co-founder. MIW’s goal is to facilitate innovators of color learning how to take an idea or concept and launch a tech-focused business. MIW will […]

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    Location: Virtual
    Category: External Events, FastForward, FastForward U
  • Oct 04

    Bio Innovation Conference

    The Maryland Life Sciences Bio Innovation Conference will connect top life sciences professionals in the region with leading global brands, venture capitalists and promising startups. This forum offers an exciting and unique opportunity to reach industry leaders and decision makers across the industry and demonstrate to colleagues and clients how your products or services can […]

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    Location: Virtual and In-Person
    Category: External Events, FastForward, FastForward U
  • Oct 07

    October Legal Office Hours

    Protect your startup by taking advantage of our pro bono legal services. Meeting online with our partnering local law firms can help your startup avoid common legal roadblocks and pitfalls. These firms have a long history of working with Johns Hopkins and offer virtual office hours the first Thursday of each month. Available only to […]

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    Location: Virtual
    Category: FastForward, Office Hours
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  • Oct 08

    EnterpRISE 2021

    Are you a maker? Inventor? Entrepreneur? Artist? Craftsperson? We are looking for Baltimore’s BEST product-based business ideas that can use Open Works’ resources to grow. If you can leverage our wood shop, metal shop, CNC router, laser cutter, 3D printer, sewing, or graphic design facilities to prove your idea and take it into production, we […]

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    Location: Application
    Category: FastForward, FastForward U, Funding
  • Oct 08

    October Faculty and Startup Office Hours with Sean Tunis, MD, MSc

    Johns Hopkins innovators are invited to meet with Sean Tunis, MD, MSc, President of Health Technology Assessment International and FastForward Mentor in Residence to discuss the regulatory process of high-impact discoveries. Johns Hopkins faculty and startup leaders will gain insight from Dr. Tunis’ experience as a regulatory expert, entrepreneur, clinician, and mentor. Office hour sessions […]

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    Location: Zoom
    Category: FastForward, Office Hours
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  • Oct 13

    BGE Energizing Small Business Grant: Third Round

    BGE is pledging $15 million to assist Maryland’s small businesses with COVID-19 relief and recovery. Eligible businesses located in BGE’s service area can apply for a $20,000 BGE Energizing Small Business Grant. This grant program is part of BGE’s comprehensive Customer Relief and Energy Infrastructure Investment Plan, designed to help the state’s economic recovery from […]

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    Location: Application
    Category: FastForward, FastForward U, Funding
  • Oct 13

    TEDCO’s 2021 Entrepreneur Expo

    The annual Entrepreneur Expo brings together all of Maryland’s various entrepreneurial resources across the State into one place at one time. The Expo draws 900+ of the region’s top entrepreneurs, business owners, angel and venture capital investors, legislators and influencers. The day is jam-packed full of workshops, roundtable discussions, and pitch opportunities offering a great […]

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

    October Thermo Fisher Office Hours

    Learn how to work with Thermo Fisher Scientific through virtual office hour sessions. Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world leader in serving science by providing an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support, through five premier brands: Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services. Available only to FastForward […]

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    Location: Virtual
    Category: FastForward, Office Hours
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  • Oct 14

    Tech at the Gap: Prepare to Launch

    2021: 5th Annual Conference We are excited to share that Tech at the Gap will be back this year as an in-person event! Our planning committee is hard at work on creating a high-energy event that will be the kind of quality conference that past attendees have enjoyed. Per CDC guidance, Tech at the Gap […]

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    Location: Rocky Gap Casino Resort
    Category: External Events, FastForward, FastForward U
  • Oct 14

    October Microsoft Office Hours

    Schedule a personalized technical session with Microsoft Startups and One Commercial Partnerships team members. Every other Thursday, FastForward members have the opportunity to meet virtually and discuss: Cloud computing resources Go-to market strategies Corporate and academic partnerships And more Office hours are available on Oct. 14 and Oct. 28.

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    Location: Virtual
    Category: FastForward, Office Hours
  • Oct 15

    October Faculty and Startup Office Hours with Richard Hughen

    Johns Hopkins innovators are invited to meet with Richard Hughen, CEO of Cellth Systems 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 […]

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    Location: Zoom
    Category: FastForward, Office Hours
  • Oct 15

    October Faculty and Startup Office Hours with Christina DeMur

    Johns Hopkins innovators are invited to meet with Christina DeMur, global healthcare technology executive and FastForward Mentor-in-Residence to discuss medical device development and healthcare. Johns Hopkins faculty and startup leaders will gain insight from DeMur’s experience combining clinical experience, product development (of both hardware and software devices) and global commercialization (selling), and mentor. Office hour […]

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    Location: Zoom
    Category: FastForward, Office Hours
  • Oct 18

    October 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
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  • Oct 19

    October 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

Events in November 2021

  • Nov 02

    EAGB 2021 Annual Meeting

    The EAGB 2021 Annual Meeting will take place in-person on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 5-7:30pm, at M&T Bank Stadium. Can’t predict the future? That’s ok! Take advantage of the lowest ticket price available – $50 – for EAGB’s 2021 Annual Meeting planned for November 2, 5-7:30pm, at M&T Bank Stadium, with the option to receive a refund (less Eventbrite fee) […]

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    Location: M&T Stadium
    Category: External Events, FastForward, FastForward U
  • Nov 22

    November 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 December 2021

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  • Dec 15

    SBIR/STTR Proposal Lab

    The SBIR/STTR program is the nation’s largest source of early-stage non-dilutive R&D funding for small businesses. The National Science Foundation (NSF) alone invests up to $2M in seed funding for early-stage R&D, takes no equity, and offers a broad range of topics with SBIR/STTR Phase I awards of more than $250,000. Learn how to prepare […]

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    Location: Application
    Category: FastForward, FastForward U, Funding
  • Dec 20

    December 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