Events in March 2023

  • Mar 30

    Virtual Rocket Pitch + Power Networking

    CONNECTpreneur Virtual Rocket Pitch events are the World’s Largest investor pitch events, with the largest attendance of accredited investors, VCs, private investors and angels. We will email you the LINK to the event on the evening of March 29, as well as the morning of March 30. This will be our 90th event (39th Virtual) […]

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    Location: Virtual
    Category: External Events, FastForward, FastForward U
  • Mar 30

    FastForward U Thursday Office Hours at Carey Business School

    Are you a Carey student that wants to learn more about FastForward U but don’t have time to visit our space in Remington? No problem! We will be at Carey every Thursday afternoon. Come by to ask questions, meet some of our staff or just to say hi to the FastForward U crew.  No need […]

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    Location: Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
    Category: FastForward U, Office Hours

Events in April 2023

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  • Apr 03

    The Perdue School of Business Philip E. & Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation Shore Hatchery 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 apply […]

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    Location: Application
    Category: Competitions, FastForward, FastForward U
  • Apr 05

    FastForward U's Startup Legal Questions

    Join representatives from Whiteford, Taylor, and Preston, LLP and Scale LLP for a virtual panel with FastForward U to discuss your startup questions. Topics covered will include: Trademark and copyright (a primer/crash course in basics) Corporate governance/founders’ agreements Additional FAQs

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    Location: Virtual
    Category: FastForward U, Johns Hopkins Events
  • Apr 06

    April 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
  • Apr 07

    April Faculty & Startup Office Hours with AJ Donelson & 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: Virtual
    Category: FastForward, Office Hours
  • Apr 07

    April Faculty & 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: Virtual
    Category: FastForward, Office Hours
  • Apr 10

    April Faculty & 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
  • Apr 12

    April 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
  • Apr 13

    Create a Fundable Investor Pitch Deck

    Learn how to pitch investors from an expert who has managed 14 acquisitions, 9 successful exits, a company IPO, and raised $800M in funding. You only get one shot in front of potential investors, so: Do you know the steps to successful fundraising? Do you know what investors are truly focused on? Is your pitch […]

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    Location: Virtual
    Category: External Events, FastForward, FastForward U
  • 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. 

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    Location: Virtual
    Category: Competitions, FastForward, FastForward U, Johns Hopkins Events
  • Apr 18

    Driving Revenue: Exceeding Sales Goals

    Join the Maryland Innovation Center for a 6-week, virtual series held April 18 thru May 30 to prepare for business success. Have you asked yourself the following questions? How do I sell beyond my “Friends and Family”? Do I have a strategy for repeatable sales? Am I positioned to drive revenue to achieve my goals? […]

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    Location: Virtual
    Category: External Events, FastForward, FastForward U
  • Apr 18

    April 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
  • Apr 19

    Biomanufacturing: The Future of Fashion Innovation

    Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Office of Alumni Relations Join us as we learn more about Future Fashion Innovation, a webinar based off of a first-of-its-kind intersession course taught at Hopkins in January 2023. The course was aimed at exploring how bioengineering technologies can be applied to biomanufacturing in the fashion […]

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    Location: Virtual
    Category: FastForward, FastForward U, Johns Hopkins Events
  • Apr 19

    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 at the Maryland Innovation Center from April 19-May10, will give you the tools you need to cut through ambiguity and move forward with confidence. Vance […]

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    Location: Maryland Innovation Center
    Category: External Events, FastForward, FastForward U
  • Apr 20

    Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Forum

    This will be our 52nd consecutive Sold Out in-person event over the last 12 years. Over 70% of previous attendees surveyed say that CONNECTpreneur is the “Number One” tech and investor event in the Mid-Atlantic region! This unique event is like none other in the Mid-Atlantic, because of the high quality of our attendees, speakers […]

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    Location: Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 25

    Non-Dilutive Funding for Health & Biotech Innovators

    Join Dr. Essiet-Gibson, a former government program officer with over two decades of experience managing federal grants and contracts, at the Maryland Innovation Center or online to learn strategies to maximize your chances of success in accessing millions of dollars in federal grants for the early development of health and biotech innovations.

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    Location: Virtual and In-Person
    Category: External Events, FastForward, FastForward U
  • Apr 25

    UpSurge Baltimore's Equitech Tuesday at Johns Hopkins University

    Johns Hopkins University is hosting UpSurge Baltimore’s Equitech Tuesday, an open-to-all weekly networking event for the Baltimore innovation community. This special edition of the series will be held at the Carey Business School, where campus innovators will convene with the broader tech community. Come celebrate tech in Baltimore! Location: Johns Hopkins Carey Business School 100 […]

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    Location: Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
    Category: Diversity in Innovation, FastForward, Johns Hopkins Events
  • Apr 27

    April 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 April Dates: 4/13 4/27

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    Location: Virtual
    Category: FastForward, FastForward U, Office Hours
  • Apr 27

    WIB-Capital Region: 5th Annual HERstory Gala

    Join us to honor outstanding women in our local bioscience sector! The HERstory Gala is the premier event for our chapter and its supporters. This elegant event attracts men and women from industry, government, non-profit organizations, and academia across the Capital Region Metro Area. It provides unique opportunities to meet with some of the region’s […]

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    Location: Rockville, MD
    Category: External Events, FastForward, FastForward U, Women in Innovation

Events in May 2023

  • May 01

    Fuel Demo Day: Spring 2023

    You’re invited to FastForward U for their Fuel Demo Day featuring late-stage startup teams pitching and competing to win part of the prize pot. Join us in-person to cheer your favorite teams on – attendees will vote on the audience choice award, be sure to attend.

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    Location: FastForward U
    Category: Competitions, FastForward, FastForward U
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  • 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. […]

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

    Spark Showcase: Spring 2023: Save the Date!

    Join FastForward U live (virtually) to watch their Spring 2023 Spark Showcase! During this Zoom event, special guest judges will host a Q&A session for Spark teams and award prizes. Tune in online to cheer your favorite teams on – attendees will vote on the audience choice award, be sure to join us. Registration will […]

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    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 […]

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    Location: Virtual and In-Person
    Category: Competitions, FastForward, FastForward U, Johns Hopkins Events
  • All Day
  • May 08

    Black Ambition Prize Competition 2023

    The Black Ambition Prize seeks to strengthen pathways to entrepreneurship, increase access to capital and expand pathways to growth, and highlight the talents of Black and Hispanic founders.   Teams applying for the Black Ambition Prize must have at least one founder or co-founder that identifies as Black/African/African American and/or Hispanic/Latino/a/. A member of the founding […]

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    Location: Application
    Category: Competitions, Diversity in Innovation, FastForward
  • All Day
  • May 08

    Black Ambition HBCU Prize Competition 2023

    The Black Ambition HBCU Prize seeks to strengthen pathways to entrepreneurship, increase access to capital and expand pathways to growth, and highlight the talents of Black and Hispanic founders.  Teams applying for the Black Ambition HBCU Prize must have a team lead with an affiliation to an HBCU and be a member of the founding […]

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    Location: Application
    Category: Competitions, Diversity in Innovation, FastForward U
  • May 11

    Advances in Cancer Diagnostics: Save the Date!

    Please join Anchor Ventures for a panel discussion, networking time, and food and drink in-person at Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures. Details and registration information will be available soon.

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    Location: FastForward, 1812 Ashland Ave.
    Category: Anchor Ventures, FastForward, FastForward U, Johns Hopkins Events
  • May 11

    Cancer Diagnostic Innovations: Save the Date!

    Join Anchor Ventures in person at FastForward 1812 Ashland for a panel on Cancer Diagnostic Innovations. Details and registration information coming soon. 

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    Location: FastForward, 1812 Ashland Ave.
    Category: Anchor Ventures, FastForward, FastForward U, Johns Hopkins Events
  • May 11

    Inspire MD 2023

    Join us for the best business networking event of the year at Inspire MD 2023 Make meaningful connections with Maryland’s growing community of leaders, changemakers, entrepreneurs, influencers and professionals at Inspire MD. Enjoy an evening of laid back and fun networking, Maryland cuisine, delicious drinks, and exciting entertainment –and leave with connections that will help […]

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

    Social Innovation Lab Showcase 2023

    The Social Innovation Lab at Johns Hopkins University invites you to join us in-person at FastForward U 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 details: SIL Cohort 2023 Teams will […]

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

Events in June 2023

  • Jun 11

    3rd Annual B’more BOLD Business Conference

    This year’s conference will feature is covering the hottest topics to help you start, grow and fund your business and is open to all business owners who want to grow and entrepreneurs who want to take their ideas and scale up. Featuring: 300+ Entrepreneurs & Business Owners attending 50+ speakers sharing innovative solutions & practical […]

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    Location: Maritime Conference Center
    Category: Diversity in Innovation, External Events, FastForward, FastForward U, Women in Innovation