Sponsor Us

Sponsor Us

What do sponsors do? | Sponsor benefits | Who sponsors FastForward?


FastForward’s goal is to help early ventures realize their potential and bring life-changing technologies to market. As part of this ongoing mission, we seek relationships with sponsors who share our passion for advancing and commercializing innovations derived at Johns Hopkins and elsewhere.

FastForward’s individual and corporate sponsors contribute valuable program support and share our vision for building a stronger local innovation economy that will develop and keep promising startups in Baltimore.

Questions? Contact Mark VanderZyl (mark.vanderzyl@jhu.edu).


What do sponsors do?

Our sponsors engage with FastForward entrepreneurs in myriad ways, including office hours, professional seminars, one-on-one mentorship and happy hours. These programs, events and workshops encourage valuable personal interactions with entrepreneurs and create the type of collaborative communities in which new ventures thrive.

Interested in learning more? Contact Mark VanderZyl (mark.vanderzyl@jhu.edu).


Sponsor benefits

Sponsors of FastForward receive a number of benefits including immersion in the FastForward ecosystem, promotion and recognition of the relationship in various forms, access to FastForward facilities, invitations to special events and more.

For detailed information about the various levels of sponsorship and benefits, contact Mark VanderZyl (mark.vanderzyl@jhu.edu).


Who sponsors FastForward?

We’re grateful for the support of all our sponsors. Because of them, our FastForward startups have access to legal and accounting support, essential office and lab resources and mentors who can guide them through unfamiliar challenges.

Our sponsors include:


If you’d like to learn more, contact Mark VanderZyl (mark.vanderzyl@jhu.edu).