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.

Office Hours with Mentors-in-residence

Starting Oct. 1, FastForward will offer 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

Site Miners help faculty apply for Maryland Innovation Initiative (MII) awards.

Student Mentors

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.