FastForward U

Johns Hopkins University students now have a new space in Remington to help grow ideas, inventions, startups, crafts, robotics and more into reality.

Located on 29th Street across from R. House, the new 10,000 square foot facility include co-working space, conference rooms and large common areas for gatherings and events as well as makerspace.

“This is not just a place for founders. It’s meant for anybody who wants to solve problems,” JHTV’s Director of Student Ventures Kerrie Carden recently told Baltimore.

Since 2016, FastForward U has been providing training and resources to empower emerging student entrepreneurs to develop ideas and disruptive technologies into successful startups. The opening of a space, though, reflects a strategic university commitment to encourage all students to learn through entrepreneurial thinking and real world problem solving.

Kerrie Carden, JHTV’s Director of Student Ventures, said the space aims to provide resources for students creating a startup, social enterprise or nonprofit at any level, from the “curious to committed.”

From cloud-based pathology platforms and custom manufacturing technologies to fashionable backpacks for photographers and online recruiting platforms, Johns Hopkins students develop an array of promising technologies and products inside and with the support of these student spaces.

The opening of FastForward U Homewood has created a buzz this Fall. Read more about this milestone in the Hub and Baltimore.