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WHAT IS FASTFORWARD?


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FastForward is a coordinated suite of resources designed to efficiently move technologies from startup to marketplace that currently supports more than 100 startups.

With innovations in an array of markets from health care and drug development to manufacturing and IT, FastForward startups are bringing myriad life-changing technologies to market.

FastForward members include tenants of our innovation hubs, virtual members who have licensed technology from Johns Hopkins and non-Hopkins entities that have completed our rigorous application process.
 

 

FastForward provides startups:

Education

Our FastForward innovation hubs host regular educational programs and workshops that help entrepreneurs develop skills, such as pitching and startup management. JHTV offers its own programming, including our Entrepreneurship Bootcamp and Startup Creation Series, and connects startups with external offerings like I-Corps from the National Science Foundation.

Mentorship

Grow your venture with one-on-one support from FastForward’s Mentors-In-Residence, a group of experienced industry, startup and funding veterans.

Services

To help navigate the challenging startup landscape, FastForward ventures have access to a variety of services from basic accounting and legal assistance to business analysis and IT infrastructure support.

Affordable Space

Turn-key spaces, including conference and meeting rooms, co-working areas and private and shared lab space

Funding

Opportunities for translational funding, support for federal and state grants and connections to investors

*FastForward also supports student ventures and social ventures

 

FASTFORWARD LOCATIONS


 

Strategically located across Baltimore, FastForward innovation hubs provide co-working environments, private offices and labs, and shared office and lab space. FastForward’s turnkey solutions enable startups to focus on the true value drivers for their business.

Interested in becoming a tenant or sponsor? For more information about FastForward locations, contact Mark VanderZyl (mark.vanderzyl@jhu.edu).

 

FastForward 1812


1812 Ashland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21205 | Map it

Located near the Johns Hopkins schools of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing, our flagship innovation hub has 8,000 square feet of office, co-working and conference space and 15,000 square feet of wet lab space and shared equipment areas.
 

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FastForward R. House


Remington: 301 W. 29th Street, Baltimore, MD 21211 | Map it

FastForward R. House has a renovated space in Baltimore’s burgeoning Remington neighborhood that includes an innovative food hall and other startups.

Located a short walk from Johns Hopkins’ Homewood campus, the innovation hub features 9,000 square feet of office, co-working, meeting and wet/dry lab space.
 

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FastForward U Homewood


Baltimore, MD 21211 | Map it

A hub and resource network designed exclusively for Johns Hopkins University students, FastForward U currently provides students with dedicated innovation space in the Wyman Park Building, located on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus.

In 2018, this location will move to Remington, across the street from R. House and just a short walk from the original location.

Learn more
Questions? Contact Darius Graham (darius.graham@jhu.edu).

 

FastForward U East


855 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21205 | Map it

Our second student innovation hub, FastForward U East is located across from FastForward 1812 and features 3,200 square feet of office, co-working and meeting space. This hub hosts educational programming and provides students opportunities for venture exploration.
 

Learn more
Questions? Contact Darius Graham (darius.graham@jhu.edu).

 

Johns Hopkins MoCo


9601 Medical Center Dr, Johns Hopkins University – Montgomery County Campus, Rockville, MD 20850 | Map it

The Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus, established in 1988 in the heart of a regional biotechnology cluster, includes two Johns Hopkins-owned buildings and two independently owned buildings.

The National Cancer Institute is a major tenant with more than 2,500 employees on site. In addition, approximately 35 startups and small businesses already lease space on campus, including foreign-based biotechnology companies.

 

FastForward Virtual


FastForward supports early ventures not yet ready to move into their own space by helping them navigate legal, market, operational, funding, strategic and other startup challenges.

 

 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES


 

As startups meet milestones, their funding needs evolve. FastForward helps startups identify opportunities and secure funding at any stage from translational non-dilutive grants to seed and series A funding.

 

 

SOCIAL INNOVATION LAB


 

SIL supports innovative nonprofits, mission-driven companies and disruptive technologies that aim to create change and opportunity in Baltimore and beyond.

Open to Baltimore-area changemakers and Johns Hopkins faculty, students and staff, SIL provides the funding, mentorship, office space and workshops social entrepreneurs need to develop into sustainable ventures that make a measurable impact.

 

INVEST IN A STARTUP


 

From revolutionary treatments for type 2 diabetes and promising cancer therapeutics to advances in commercial manufacturing and community-changing social ventures, FastForward startups are bringing the benefits of discovery to the world.

 

FASTFORWARD STARTUPS


 

The entrepreneurs and technologies that power our startups come from across all Johns Hopkins University schools. Learn more about our startups below.

Current FastForward companies in residence:

 

Aegle, LLC

 

 

FASTFORWARD CORPORATE SPONSORS


 

Interested in being a sponsor? Contact Mark VanderZyl (mark.vanderzyl@jhu.edu).

FASTFORWARD FEATURED SPONSOR