Through FastForward U, Johns Hopkins student entrepreneurs are eligible for grant and prize funding that ranges from $100 to $30,000. Read on to learn about how you can get a piece of the pie... and where to find other pies on campus and beyond.

Beyond campus, you may want to explore the following grant and prize opportunities. Download an annotated version with our comments here.

Opportunity Amount Eligibility 
International Business Model Competition $2,500-$40,000 Undergraduate and Graduate
VentureWell E-Team Grant Program $5,000-$20,000 Undergraduate and Graduate
Baylor New Venture Competition $50,000 and additional prizes Undergraduate and Graduate
Hult Prize $1,000,000 Undergraduate and Graduate
Thiel Fellowship $100,000 Undergraduate
U.Pitch $10,000 prize pool Undergraduate and Graduate
Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) $20,000-$5,000 Undergraduate and Graduate
Lee Kuan Yew Global Business Plan Competition $100,000 Undergraduate and Graduate
Student Startup Madness Not specified Undergraduate and Graduate
Rice Business Plan Competition $1M in cash and prizes-$300,000 Graduate
The Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC) Not specified Undergraduate and Graduate
The Vinetta Project Venture Challenge $20,000 Undergraduate and Graduate
Tulane Business Model Competition $25,000-$5,000 Undergraduate and Graduate
Carnegie Mellon University Venture Challenge $4,000-$1,000 in addition to legal services Undergraduate
Maryland Governor’s Grant Office Varies Undergraduate and Graduate
TCU Values and Ventures $40,000 and additional prizes Undergraduate
National Collegiate Inventor’s Competition Not specified Undergraduate and Graduate
MIT Water Innovation Prize Varies Undergraduate and Graduate
MIT Clean Energy Prize 100,000 top prize Undergraduate and Graduate
Oregon New Venture Competition $50,000 Graduate
BMES Undergraduate Design Competition $1,500 in addition to travel reimbursement Undergraduate
8VC Social Innovator’s Cup $8,000 Undergraduate and Graduate
James Dyson Award $35,000 International, $2,500 National Undergraduate and Graduate
OpenWorks EnterpRISE Competition $10,000-$1,000 Undergraduate and Graduate
TigerLaunch $30,000 Undergraduate and Graduate
DEBUT (by VentureWell) $20,000 Undergraduate
BME Idea $10,000 Graduate
ASAIO Student Design Competition Not specified Not specified
First Act Fund $10,000 Undergraduate and Graduate
Health Tech Challenge 10,000 pounds Undergraduate and Graduate
UC Davis Big Bang! Business Competition $100,000 prize pool Undergraduate and Graduate

NEED HELP?

Kerrie can help you find the right funding opportunity.

Kerrie Carden

Director, Student Ventures
Telephone 410-614-1138