Committed to a business venture, or just curious about how to build a company? All are welcome here.
A collaborative, cross-disciplinary environment, FastForward U provides training, space, funding and a community that empowers Johns Hopkins student entrepreneurs at whatever stage of conceptualization to develop ideas and disruptive technologies into successful businesses.
INDICATORS OF SUCCESS
In 2019, Fastforward U supported 203 ventures at various stages with representation from all 9 schools of JHU.
$170,000 in funding granted
200+ trained makerspace users
100+ events held at FastForward U
The accelerator program serves as an opportunity for student teams from across the University to work collaboratively to make progress on their ventures. This is an engaging, cross-disciplinary initiative to build skills, grow networks and connect with other entrepreneurial students.
Fastforward U offers laddered, non-dilutive capital to support early ventures at key times in their trajectory. This money allows students to grow their ventures without risk of giving up key ownership or taking on loans.
Resources & Events
We provide one-on-one support and community building events to help innovators connect.
Our state-of-the-art innovation hub is a co-working, meeting and event space all-in-one, bringing together university and community members alike for the sake of solving problems they are passionate about. Located adjacent to the Homewood campus, the space is available to all Johns Hopkins students and alumni.