Events in January 2023

  • Jan 30

    StartUp U: Business Model Canvas

    Join us and learn the principles of the Business Model Canvas to understand, design, and differentiate your business model. Innovation is not always about new technology—in fact, many of today’s leading companies like Amazon.com, Apple, and Netflix gained market advantages with business model innovation. In this interactive class, you will learn the principles of the […]

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    Location: Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc.
    Category: External Events, FastForward, FastForward U
  • All Day
  • Jan 31

    MedTech Innovator Application

    MedTech Innovator is the largest and highest performing accelerator of medical technology in the world and the medtech industry’s premiere showcase and competition for innovative medical device, digital health and diagnostic companies. Our accelerator is remote-friendly, having operated as a virtual program since 2015. We are a founder-friendly nonprofit and do not require equity or fees […]

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    Location: Application
    Category: Accelerator Program, FastForward, FastForward U

Events in February 2023

  • Feb 03

    Careers in Translational Neuroengineering: a Professional Development Workshop

    TNT (Translational Neuroengineering Technologies) Network is partnering with Blackrock Neurotech, Abbott Laboratories, Ripple Neuro, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab (APL), Johns Hopkins Professional Development and Career Office (PDCO), and Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures (JHTV) for this exciting workshop. The goal is to expose students to diverse career paths and engaging stories from leaders in […]

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    Location: Turner Auditorium
    Category: FastForward U, Johns Hopkins Events
  • Feb 04

    RoadPitch Baltimore Demos + Mixer

    RoadPitch comes to Baltimore! Come listen to 10 pitch demos from black tech founders across the U.S. and locally. RoadPitch shines a light on entrepreneurs of color – a multi city pitch tour for black tech founders. Come mingle with fellow founders, ecosystem leaders, & investors. Watch pitch demos from 10 black tech startups (5 […]

    When:
    Location: Downtown Baltimore
    Category: Competitions, Diversity in Innovation, FastForward, FastForward U
  • All Day
  • Feb 07

    Echoing Green Fellowship Applications

    Echoing Green supports bold leaders from all over the world who see possibility in the face of the most existential challenges of our day. Together, we strive to build a world that has yet to exist: a future free from racism and its far-reaching consequences where all people can thrive. This Fellowship is for people […]

    When:
    Location: Application
    Category: Accelerator Program, FastForward, FastForward U, Social Innovation Lab
  • Feb 07

    FastForward U Open House Spring 2023

    Come to FastForward U’s Open House to learn about all things FFU. Join us to meet our staff, learn about our programs (including the MakerSpace), explore the opportunity to win funding for your startup idea, network, make new friends and eat free pizza! FastForward U is the student hub for entrepreneurship and innovation that provides […]

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    Location: FastForward U
    Category: FastForward, FastForward U
  • Feb 08

    Leveraging Tech Resources: The Entrepreneur's Point of View

    Gain useful insights to help you advance your business to the next level. Get insights from TEDCO expert mentors and entrepreneurs. Does your business have a technology based business idea? Is your business at an early stage and ready to navigate to the next level? Connect, network and learn how to overcome business and technical […]

    When:
    Location: Virtual and In-Person
    Category: External Events, FastForward, FastForward U
  • Feb 09

    Business Management by Numbers

    Measuring the Right Metrics for Day-to-Day Success Through years of consulting with Business Owners and Executives of Fortune 500 companies, speaker Bola Audena has found it’s not the Business Owner, Executive, or Organization that is failing. It’s the lack of a comprehensive and agile Action Plan that is. And without a plan in place, it’s […]

    When:
    Location: Maryland Innovation Center
    Category: External Events, FastForward, FastForward U
  • All Day
  • Feb 10

    2023 Johns Hopkins Healthcare Design Competition Application

    Open to all student-led teams from around the world that have designed health-related solutions. Including medical devices, surgical tools, diagnostics devices, drug delivery devices, health IT solutions, mHealth solutions or global health innovations. Competition Tracks Solutions for advanced health systems Global health/humanitarian design Healthcare apps/information technology design Timeline: February 10 – Submission of two-page proposals […]

    When:
    Location: Application
    Category: Competitions, FastForward U, Johns Hopkins Events
  • Feb 10

    2023 Black Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Part 1

    Do you want to be a successful entrepreneur, small business owner, or inventor? Do you want to transform your innovation into an enterprise? If so, don’t miss the 2023 Black Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program. Attend these empowering events to be inspired by Black entrepreneurs, small business owners, and inventors. Register today to attend online or in-person at the Morgan […]

    When:
    Location: Virtual and In-Person
    Category: Diversity in Innovation, External Events, FastForward, FastForward U
  • Feb 14

    2023 Black Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Part 2

    Do you want to be a successful entrepreneur, small business owner, or inventor? Do you want to transform your innovation into an enterprise? If so, don’t miss the 2023 Black Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program. Attend these empowering events to be inspired by Black entrepreneurs, small business owners, and inventors. Register today to attend online or in-person at the Morgan […]

    When:
    Location: Virtual and In-Person
    Category: Diversity in Innovation, External Events, FastForward, FastForward U
  • Feb 15

    How to Multiply the Value of Your Small Business

    Join to hear how you can keep your small business competitive in this changing economic environment. Policies on the local and federal levels, including minimum wage increases, raising of interest rates, student loan forgiveness, extended repayment pause, etc., are putting pressure on prolonged inflation, which threatens recession. Both the inflationary and recessionary risks could put […]

    When:
    Location: Virtual
    Category: External Events, FastForward, FastForward U
  • Feb 15

    Design Thinking for Entrepreneurs

    Daydreaming about starting your own business or nonprofit? Currently running your own company and thinking about making bold moves? Don’t just speculate. Design it. This four-part seminar, held Wednesday evenings from February 15 to March 8, will give you the tools you need to cut through ambiguity and move forward with confidence. Vance MacEwen, co-founder […]

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    Category: External Events, FastForward, FastForward U
  • Feb 16

    Feb. 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 partnership And more February Dates: 2/2 2/16

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    Location: Virtual
    Category: FastForward, FastForward U, Office Hours
  • Feb 22

    TEDCO's FDA Webinar

    Looking to get your medical device approved by the FDA? Learn all about the process from an experienced TEDCO Network Advisor, Dr. Lebinger. Are you an entrepreneur or business looking to get your medical device approved by the FDA? Look no further; TEDCO Network Advisor, Dr. Tessa Lebinger, M.D., will be providing information to help […]

    When:
    Location: Virtual
    Category: External Events, FastForward, FastForward U
  • All Day
  • Feb 24

    CIAA Tech Summit 2023

    The Tech Summit House has become a staple at CIAA Tournament Week. Attracting some of tech’s brightest minds from the African American Community, our panel discussions foster conversations around growing ecosystems, career opportunities, digital equity and upcoming innovations. Our Summit has showcased exhibitions by Google, Dell, plus local emerging tech companies. This event convenes tech […]

    When:
    Location: Downtown Baltimore
    Category: Diversity in Innovation, External Events, FastForward, FastForward U, Women in Innovation
  • Feb 24

    2023 Black Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Part 3

    Do you want to be a successful entrepreneur, small business owner, or inventor? Do you want to transform your innovation into an enterprise? If so, don’t miss the 2023 Black Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program. Attend these empowering events to be inspired by Black entrepreneurs, small business owners, and inventors. Register today to attend online or in-person at the Morgan […]

    When:
    Location: Virtual and In-Person
    Category: Diversity in Innovation, External Events, FastForward, FastForward U

Events in March 2023

  • Mar 08

    FastForward U Mix/Match Night: Save the Date!

    Want to start a company? Looking for like-minded entrepreneurial students to brainstorm with? Come to the FastForward U the hub for entrepreneurship and innovation to enjoy light refreshment, explore the space, and find your new best friends on our Mix/Match Night.  Registration will open Feb. 22.

    When:
    Location: FastForward U
    Category: FastForward, FastForward U

Events in April 2023

  • Apr 15

    Johns Hopkins Healthcare Design Competition 2023

    Student-led teams from around the world that have designed health-related solutions will compete for top prize at Johns Hopkins Healthcare Design Competition 2023. Teams choose from the following tracks to apply: solutions for advanced health systems, global health/humanitarian design and healthcare apps/information technology design. This event will be held virtually. Event registration information coming soon. 

    When:
    Location: Virtual
    Category: Competitions, FastForward, FastForward U, Johns Hopkins Events
  • All Day
  • Apr 28

    HopStart: Hopkins New Venture Challenge

    HopStart is an annual competition that challenges Johns Hopkins students to develop a business plan around a novel idea and pitch their plan to industry leaders. Hosted by the Center for Leadership Education, HopStart is an annual competition that challenges Johns Hopkins students to develop a business plan around a novel idea and pitch their […]

    When:
    Location: TBD
    Category: Competitions, FastForward, FastForward U, Johns Hopkins Events

Events in May 2023

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  • May 01

    Fuel Demo Day: Spring 2023: Save the Date!

    FastForward U invites you to our virtual Fuel Demo Day featuring late-stage startup teams pitching and competing to win part of the prize pot. Join us online to cheer your favorite teams on – attendees will vote on the audience choice award, be sure to tune in. Registration will open Mar. 12.

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    Location: Virtual
    Category: Competitions, FastForward, FastForward U
  • All Day
  • May 02

    BME Design Day 2023

    The CBID program has emerged as a leader in the translation of scientific and technical advances into clinical applications that improve patient care. Each year students showcase their biomedical design projects at an all-day celebration of biomedical innovation: BME Design Day. BME Design Day has become a rite-of-passage for CBID student design teams and those studying biomedical engineering. […]

    When:
    Location: TBD
    Category: Competitions, FastForward, FastForward U, Johns Hopkins Events
  • All Day
  • May 03

    Spark Showcase: Spring 2023: Save the Date!

    FastForward U invites you to our virtual Spark Showcase featuring early-stage startup teams pitching and competing to win part of the prize pot. Join us online to cheer your favorite teams on – attendees will vote on the audience choice award, be sure to tune in. Registration will open Apr. 16.

    When:
    Location: Virtual
    Category: Competitions, FastForward, FastForward U
  • May 05

    Student Venture Showcase at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

    Join us for the 2nd annual high-stakes finale event for all Johns Hopkins University startup events Members of the Johns Hopkins student community will be competing in a closed pitch session with venture capital judges on May 5. Attendees are invited to the open session to hear the lightening pitches and can stay for the […]

    When:
    Location: Virtual and In-Person
    Category: Competitions, FastForward, FastForward U, Johns Hopkins Events
  • All Day
  • May 18

    Social Innovation Lab Showcase 2023

    The Social Innovation Lab at Johns Hopkins University invites you to join us in-person for our annual accelerator showcase event that will feature our cohort of changemakers building ventures to create sustainable change with a measurable impact — all while starting right here in Baltimore city. Event registration information coming soon. 

    When:
    Location: TBD
    Category: Competitions, FastForward, FastForward U, Social Innovation Lab