As entrepreneurs work to build a sustainable startup, they encounter many unfamiliar challenges. Mentorship from industry leaders and veteran entrepreneurs helps Johns Hopkins startups avoid setbacks and take a more direct path to success.
Mentors-in-Residence ("MIRs") are experienced business professionals who devote regular time to support our entrepreneurs. Their technical expertise and guidance plays a critical role in the advancement of our technologies and the formation of sustainable companies.
Arthur (Skip) Colvin
Co-founder of Sensors for Medicine and Science (now Senseonics)
Founding CEO of Sickweather
Co-founder of the Advocom Group
Richard (Ric) Hughen
CEO of Linshom
President of EcoEnergy LLC
Joseph M. Migliara
Co-founded Health Care Market Analysis Companies
Daniel J. Roche
Managing Director of Roche Capital and Mountain Pacific Venture Fund
Sean R. Tunis
President of Health Technology Assessment International
Office Hours with Mentors-in-residence
FastForward offers monthly, virtual Office Hours with our Mentors-in Residence. Johns Hopkins innovators are invited to meet online with mentors to discuss a variety of commercialization topics including licensing strategies, customer discovery and market analysis, regulatory matters and intellectual property, market assessments, early stage funding, and navigating the regulatory process.
JHTV is fortunate to have additional groups of mentors who serve specialized purposes.
Site Miners help faculty apply for Maryland Innovation Initiative (MII) awards.
Our student entrepreneurs are eager to turn grand visions into real, impactful ventures. We invite alumni and professionals who have built startups or have in-depth industry expertise to provide invaluable guidance through one-on-one mentorship or by participating in various programs we offer.