Events in March 2024

  • Mar 06

    Thalheimer Fund Application Webinar

    Johns Hopkins faculty members are invited to join JHTV for a detailed overview of the Thalheimer Fund application and program cycle on March 6 at noon.  This webinar will provide faculty with information on the Louis B. Thalheimer Fund for Translational Research application process and answer questions about the annually awarded $100,000 in seed funding. The Thalheimer […]

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    Location: Virtual
    Category: FastForward, Funding, Johns Hopkins Events
  • Mar 07

    Hopkins Healthcare Business Conference 2024: Building the Future of Healthcare 

    Join us March 7 and 8 in Baltimore and be a part of this enriching experience as we present the Hopkins Healthcare Business Conference hosted at Johns Hopkins University. The event starts with a networking dinner and start-up showcase on day one, followed by a full-day conference on day two. This two-day event combines panel […]

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    Location: Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
    Category: FastForward, FastForward U, Johns Hopkins Events
  • Mar 07

    March 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
  • Mar 07

    FastForward U's Spring 2024 Mix Match Night

    Want to find your perfect startup soulmate? Register now for FastForward U’s Spring 2024 Mix Match Night! Whether you’re a startup team looking for new members or an individual looking to put your talents to good use in entrepreneurship, we’ll have a match for you. Register as a team if you’d like to table at […]

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    Location: FastForward U
    Category: FastForward, FastForward U, Johns Hopkins Events
  • All Day
  • Mar 08

    Student Venture Showcase at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School 2024 Application

    We are looking for the brightest, most innovative minds in the diverse student start-up scene of Johns Hopkins University to apply to the Student Venture Showcase at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. With this competition, you will have the unparalleled opportunity to learn from successful venture capitalists and network with inspired entrepreneurs. The high-stakes competition, […]

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    Location: Application
    Category: Competitions, FastForward, FastForward U, Johns Hopkins Events
  • Mar 19

    March 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
  • All Day
  • Mar 26

    UpSurge Baltimore's Equitech Tuesday at FastForward U

    FastForward U 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 student hub in Remington – come celebrate tech in Baltimore! RSVP today! Location: 320 W 29th Street, 200 Baltimore, MD 21211

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    Location: FastForward U
    Category: Diversity in Innovation, FastForward, FastForward U
  • Mar 27

    March 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
  • Mar 28

    March 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 March Dates: 3/14 3/28

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    Category: FastForward, FastForward U, Office Hours

Events in April 2024

  • Apr 03

    Startup Fest 2024

    The Johns Hopkins University Life Design Lab, the Carey Business School and FastForward U are partnering to bring Baltimore-region startups together with Johns Hopkins undergraduate and graduate students for this event! Who: Undergraduate and graduate students from all years are encouraged to attend. What: An opportunity to connect with startups and start building connections. All employers at […]

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

    CBID Shark Tank 2024: SAVE THE DATE

    Join the Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design‘s annual Shark Tank and hear business pitches from a variety of student startup teams. Registration information and details coming soon. 

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

    Dedication of the Pava Marie LaPere Center for Entrepreneurship: A Celebration of Student & Community Innovation

    FastForward U invites you to celebrate five years of empowering and equipping Johns Hopkins students, alumni, and community changemakers. 
Moving forward as the Pava Marie LaPere Center for Entrepreneurship, we will honor the namesake’s legacy as a visionary student and early staff member who helped pioneer our programming for student entrepreneurs. We extend a warm […]

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    Location: FastForward U
    Category: FastForward, FastForward U, Johns Hopkins Events
  • Apr 13

    2024 Johns Hopkins Healthcare Design Competition: SAVE THE DATE

    A virtual competition to celebrate good design in healthcare held on April 13, 2024. Winners show a solid understanding of the need, the people impacted, focused problem-solving, and a great real-world solution. Registration information coming soon. 

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    Location: Virtual
    Category: Competitions, FastForward, FastForward U, Johns Hopkins Events
  • Apr 21

    2024 MEDA Annual Conference

    Leveraging Maryland’s Competitive Advantages April 21 – 23, 2024 | Hyatt Regency, Chesapeake Bay, Cambridge, Maryland At the 2023 MEDA Annual Conference, themed ‘Harnessing Education for Economic Development,’ Governor Wes Moore highlighted Maryland’s abundant assets yet noted a need for more strategic utilization. This year, MEDA aims to expand on this discussion by delving further […]

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    Location: Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay
    Category: External Events, FastForward
  • Apr 26

    HopStart 2024

    Join us for HopStart 2024! Current Hopkins undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students are invited to participate in our annual business plan and pitch competition. Over several rounds of competition running from mid-February to competition day on April 26, teams will submit business plans and develop pitches for their exciting and innovative startup ideas. Teams will […]

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    Location: Baltimore
    Category: Competitions, FastForward, FastForward U, Johns Hopkins Events
  • All Day
  • Apr 29

    Spark Showcase Spring 2024: 1 & 2: SAVE THE DATE

    Join us VIRTUALLY for our Spring 2024 Spark Showcase. During this live zoom event, our special guest judges will host a Q&A session for our teams and give away prizes. This year’s Spark Showcase is split into two days due to the large number of teams in the cohort.  Additionally, there will be an opportunity […]

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    Location: Virtual
    Category: Competitions, FastForward, FastForward U, Johns Hopkins Events
  • Apr 30

    Student Venture Showcase at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School 2024: SAVE THE DATE

    Join us for the 3rd 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 April 30. Attendees are invited to the open session to hear the lightening pitches and can stay for the […]

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    Location: Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
    Category: Competitions, FastForward, FastForward U, Johns Hopkins Events

Events in May 2024

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  • May 01

    2024 Design Day: SAVE THE DATE

    Design Day is the Whiting School’s premier event that showcases Hopkins engineering students’ work. Students implement their classroom knowledge, creativity, and problem-solving skills to develop inventions and processes that solve real-world problems and create a better future. Join us to: Explore more than 200 cutting-edge projects from various engineering departments Engage with interactive presentations, posters, and demonstrations Connect with […]

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

    Fuel Demo Day Spring 2024: SAVE THE DATE

    Join us IN PERSON at FastForward U for our Fall 2023 Fuel Demo Day as we watch the Fall 2023 cohort answer questions from our judges’ panel for the chance to take home a slice of the $20,000 prize pool! At Demo Day on May 3, each of the 10 teams will be presenting their […]

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    Location: FastForward U
    Category: Competitions, FastForward, FastForward U, Johns Hopkins Events
  • May 09

    Inspire MD 2024: SAVE THE DATE

    Celebrate and be inspired by Maryland’s diverse business community Celebrate Maryland’s business community at Inspire MD, the Maryland Chamber’s premier awards and networking event. Join 350+ business leaders in 2024 at a new iconic venue for a night of Maryland-themed activities, exhilarating entertainment, and prestigious award presentations recognizing outstanding contributions. Connect, celebrate, and be inspired […]

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    Location: Baltimore
    Category: External Events, FastForward, FastForward U
  • May 09

    WIB-Capital Region 6th 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: Bethesda, MD
    Category: External Events, FastForward, FastForward U, Women in Innovation
  • May 16

    Social Innovation Lab Showcase 2024: SAVE THE DATE

    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 details: SIL Cohort 2024 Teams will compete for prizes […]

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    Location: TBD
    Category: Competitions, FastForward, FastForward U, Johns Hopkins Events, Social Innovation Lab
  • May 17

    Nucleate Baltimore & DC Activator Demo Day

    Join us for an exciting in-person event at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School! Get ready to witness the power of innovation and entrepreneurship as our talented entrepreneurs showcase their groundbreaking projects in biotech. This is your chance to connect with like-minded individuals, discover cutting-edge ideas, and support the local startup community. Nucleate, a nonprofit organization led […]

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    Location: Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
    Category: Competitions, FastForward, FastForward U, Johns Hopkins Events