FastForward U Accelerator Application Form
The application process for the fall 2019 program has closed. The spring 2020 application process will open early next year.
FastForward U has created a new accelerator program to help equip dedicated student entrepreneurs with the tools and resources they need in order to make rapid progress on their ventures. The Spark accelerator is geared toward teams in the ideation/customer discovery phase looking to validate their core value proposition. The Fuel accelerator is geared toward teams that have already validated their idea and are working toward implementing a pilot or going to market.
Offered in both the fall and spring, the two accelerator tracks will accept up to 10 student ventures – across all JHU schools – with the goal of providing skill-building workshops, in-kind resources, mentorship and funding in a structured nine-week program. The ultimate objective of each accelerator is for the selected teams to leave equipped with both tangible collateral as well as intangible knowledge that will prepare them for the next stage of their entrepreneurial journey.
This form serves as the application for both accelerators. You are able to indicate your accelerator preference, but the FastForward U application review team will ultimately decide which accelerator is a best fit for your venture.
The FastForward U Accelerator is a highly competitive process so please give your application proper attention to detail. Providing a thorough-yet-concise answer to each question is critical for a successful application. Do not assume that we have a ton of background on your venture, industry, technology or market size. We can only judge your application based on the information you provide.