FastForward U offers space, programming, one-on-one guidance and mentorship.

FastForward U Office Hours

Throughout the year, students at all stages can connect with our staff to meet and discuss their questions. Our team provides guidance and connects students to appropriate resources within and outside of Johns Hopkins University. Any student can sign up to get expert feedback and insight on their ventures.


FastForward U provides a weekly newsletter in order to keep students and the rest of our entrepreneurial community up-to-date on the latest entrepreneurship news, events, funding opportunities, internship opportunities and more in the greater Baltimore area and beyond.

FastForward U Presents: Start Here

Tune in to our monthly podcast featuring FastForward U's Marketing & Operations Coordinator Kerry Ingram and FastForward U's Communications Intern Erica Avery! Each month, we sit down and chat with a new, inspiring entrepreneur and talk all things advice, lessons learned, and cool new industry trends! Our latest episode: we sat down with Nicholas Hinrichsen, cofounder of Clutch, a FinTech platform to refinance auto loans. Nicholas' mission is to help Americans with challenged credit through lowering their payments.

FastForward U Virtual Video Library

Missed one of our virtual events? Tune in on-demand to all of our live webinars, workshops and events with our new, exclusive virtual video library for entrepreneurs.


Launch and grow a successful startup with one-on-one guidance and support from FastForward U’s extensive network of mentors, including FastForward team members, alumni and others who have industry knowledge and experience building successful startups.

Social Innovation Lab

Learn how SIL supports innovative nonprofits, mission-driven companies and disruptive technologies that aim to create change and opportunity in Baltimore and beyond.

The Commercialization Academy

Explore joining the Commercialization Academy. Select graduate and undergraduate students will be provided experiential learning opportunities in commercial assessment, intellectual property management, agreement monitoring and other related areas.

Educational, Community Building and Social Events

FastForward U hosts a variety of events to bring together the entrepreneurial community at Hopkins. From seminars, to speakers to game nights, we aim to provide numerous ways for students and alumni to get involved with the Hopkins innovation ecosystem.

Upcoming Events

For Spring 2021, our events are all going virtual! Make sure to tune in to our seminars, workshops, game nights and more!

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Learn more

If you have questions about any of our numerous resources or variety of events, please contact us.

Kerry Ingram

Marketing & Operations Coordinator, FastForward U
Telephone 443-619-0759