Support our mission
Johns Hopkins has a vibrant culture of innovation. Across our campuses, faculty members and students are tackling today’s biggest problems and developing tomorrow’s solutions. Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures (JHTV) propels these innovators with education, services, space and funding opportunities.
Philanthropy allows JHTV to realize its mission. With your support, we will enable the brilliant minds at Johns Hopkins to bring the benefits of discovery to the world while enriching the local ecosystem with meaningful economic activity.
We welcome gifts of any size to support JHTV’s priorities. Please see below the ways that gifts support our work. Beyond the listed needs, we are looking for lead donors to champion some of our new initiatives and naming opportunities. If you would like to have a personal conversation about our range of giving opportunities, contact Maddy Stokes (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Where your support goes
Support commercialization through our FastForward Fund
Support a Commercialization Academy Fellow: $1,000 – $8,000
This fellowship provides Johns Hopkins students an opportunity to translate university technology from “manuscript to market.” CA fellows, who work on average 300 hours a year and embed within JHTV, acquire hands-on skills in the area of business for science.
Help build the ecosystem: $5,000 – $20,000
JHTV is committed to stewardship of the innovation ecosystem across the university and Baltimore. JHTV hosts networking events, collaborates with local anchor institutions and hosts educational events such as Anchor Ventures and our Entrepreneurship Lunch and Learn Speaker Series, which brings entrepreneurial alumni and industry leaders to campus to provide trainings and career advice.
Fund a Mentor-In-Residence: $10,000
FastForward connects startups with mentors, usually exited entrepreneurs or retired business executives, who provide fundamental consultative support to emerging entrepreneurs and startups.
Support social ventures through the Social Innovation Lab Fund
Sponsor a social venture: $15,000
The Social Innovation Lab accelerates nonprofit and mission-driven ventures aiming to create change and opportunity in Baltimore and beyond. This philanthropic gift includes seed funding, office space, workshops, mentors and coaching for one of the 10 teams in our annual cohort who are tackling issues ranging from mental health, prisoner re-entry, and sudden infant death syndrome.
Support Microgrants: $5,000 – $50,000
Microgrants are effective launch pads for entrepreneurs, especially women and entrepreneurs of color who have traditionally been excluded from key “friends and family” startup money. We currently provide teams with $1,000 of non-dilutive seed funding for the six months. Offering $5,000 in seed funding will better support access and participation by community members without prior JHU affiliation.
Support the Student Entrepreneurship Fund
Support our Undergraduate and Graduate Entrepreneurship Funds: $10,000 – $150,000
Annual support provides grant funding for our cohort of undergraduate and graduate student ventures. This cohort-based, three-month program offers funding, 1:1 mentorship, workshops, pro bono legal and accounting support and dedicated workspace.
Support Innovation Conversations and our Mentors: $5,000 – $20,000
These fireside chats feature accomplished alumni and local entrepreneurs and innovators, offering an intimate, informal opportunity for students to gain inspiration. Our growing network of mentors is a critical for equipping students for success in entrepreneurship.
Name FastForward U: $5,000,000
Under the umbrella of Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures (JHTV), FastForward U is our home for student startups and entrepreneurship, where students receive targeted support and develop needed business skills to launch and grow companies. Opened in September 2018, FastForward U –Homewood is the flagship location for student entrepreneurship. Located in the heart of the Remington innovation district, south of the Homewood campus, FastForward U – Homewood is a10,000-square-foot collaborative, cross-disciplinary environment that includes 24/7 access to co-working, meeting and event spaces, a pitch practice area and a state-of-the-art makerspace for prototyping.
- To make a gift by credit card, use our secure online giving form.
Note: At the “Please designate my gift to support” dropdown menu, select “Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures and FastForward Innovation.” It is located in the menu’s Johns Hopkins University section.
- To make a gift by check, make it payable to The Johns Hopkins University, include “Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures” on the memo line and mail your donation to:
Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures
1812 Ashland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21205
Other resources on giving structures
If you live outside the United States, our international specialists will help you develop a gift that satisfies your requirements.
Would you like assistance?
We stand ready to guide you in exploring gift opportunities and planning and structuring gifts in ways that support your goals and ours. To discuss gift opportunities, please contact:
Director of Innovation Initiatives and Corporate Relations
THANK YOU TO OUR LEAD DONORS
Louis B. Thalheimer
Stephen and Renee Bisciotti Foundation, Inc.
Karen and Ethan D. Leder