In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, FastForward U is moving its Spring Accelerator Demo Days to a virtual format.
The value of a Demo Day stems from teams having the opportunity to pitch their venture’s progress to a curated audience, getting the opportunity to win non-dilutive funding on the spot, as well as create potentially valuable connections down the road. We aim to recreate that value through this virtual version.
Our teams want to hear from you: whether you want to partner, invest, connect them with your network or become a client, please take time to connect with them below.
FFU Virtual2020 Demo Day Winners:
Winner: Relavo($15,000; pictured left)
Runner-Up: The New Norm ($5,000)
Runner-Up: Benegraft ($5,000)
Winner: Sifter ($3,000; pictured right)
Runner-Up: Unimetrics ($1,000)
Runner-Up: Down ($1,000)
FastForward U Fuel Teams
Out of over 40 team applications, eight FFU Fuel teams made it into this highly competitive accelerator program for later-stage ventures. Click on the links below to watch each team pitch their ventures for the hopes of winning from a prize pool of $25,000 to help progress their business goals.
Relavo is a medical device venture developing the PeritoneX. Our device is made to prevent infection in peritoneal dialysis and allow kidney failure patients to receive higher quality care in the comfort of their homes.
The New Norm
The New Norm is a fashion-focused startup that transforms Red Solo cups into fabric, collaborating with apparel brands to launch collections using this fabric & helping companies meet their environmental initiatives.
Benegraft is later-stage startup working to streamline a complex technique used in rhinoplasty procedures that offers superior clinical results in order to increase surgeon adoption and thus improve patient outcomes.
Cellular Analysis Technologies
Cellular Analysis Technologies is a biotechnology company focusing on improving cell counting in biology labs.
Health 3D is a student-run social enterprise that creates 3D printed equipment for pediatric patient education. Our venture focuses on a rising need for customizable, patient oriented medical devices for pediatric education therapies.
MonitOR is a later-stage, student-led startup that focuses on automating surgical instrument recognition and usage tracking with deep learning to reduce indirect instrumentation-related costs.
OxyGen is a medical technology venture based around oxygen therapy. Our focus is using our medical technology to bring over 1.6 million patients on long term oxygen therapy (LTOT) more efficient portable oxygen.
Uniporter is a later-stage startup that allows users to organize their itineraries in the form of a smart calendar with departure/destination, availability time intervals, and additional requirements.
FastForward U Spark Teams
Out of over 40 team applications, eleven FFU Spark teams made it into this highly competitive accelerator program for early-stage ventures. Click on the links below to watch each team pitch their ventures for the hopes of winning from a prize pool of $5,000 to help progress their business goals.
Sifter is a web-based aggregator of relevant telemedicine companies designed to help patients find digital healthcare that fits their unique needs.
Unimetrics is an affordable online college consulting platform that connects prospective college applicants with verified student mentors at selective universities.
Down is an early-stage, student-led startup that serves as a social media phone app made to minimize the time it takes users to meet with their friends.
FAB Lending is revolutionizing education financing by offering students access to merit-based funding linked to their expected future earnings. Their market makes it possible to earn real returns while investing in the future by buying portfolios of risk adjusted student capital.
FlexMed aims to create a flexible patch that monitors three parameters commonly associated with inflammation in order to provide physicians and patients with a real-time quantification of the health of a post-operative surgical site.
Kaalam is a student-run, early-stage startup with scheduling managing at ease in mind. The Kalaam startup hopes to serve as a cross-platform application that optimizes the way its users work on tasks based on their given schedules.
Ourstory is a public archive of personal yet historical stories, with an end-goal to create a global online database where anyone could upload family stories in any form, organized by time & place.
A student-run, app-based laundry service that recognizes student’s tight schedules and prioritizes their convenience with convenient door-to-door drop-off and pick up options.
Project Jay is an early-stage startup that utilizes AI to alleviate the inefficiencies associated with biotechnology stock analysis. Current biotech analysts lack certainty and transparency.
Seedling is an early-stage startup venture that addresses Baltimore food deserts by selling hydroponics systems and building hydroponics greenhouses.
Sparetime aggregates activities and events from multiple platforms and selectively presents them based on each user’s preference, location, and schedule.
We would like to give a special thank you to our sponsors for helping us to provide this opportunity to our students:
David Koch (JHU ’02)