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Our startups aim to bring the benefits of discovery to the world through breakthroughs in therapeutics, medical devices, computing and physical sciences as well as impactful social ventures and more. Whether traditional entrepreneur, agent for social change or student, we will help your venture reach its potential.




FastForward provides the education, mentorship, support services, affordable space and funding assistance startups need to advance and commercialize innovations derived at Johns Hopkins and elsewhere.

Since 2012, FastForward startups have received more than $1.2 billion in follow-on funding.


Find space


Strategically located across Baltimore, FastForward innovation hubs provide turnkey solutions to startup’s space needs, allowing entrepreneurs to focus on their true value drivers.

Whether an individual desk, whole office, single lab bench or full BSL2 wet lab, FastForward has affordable options for qualified startups at all stages of development.


Social Innovation Lab


Our Social Innovation Lab (SIL) supports innovative nonprofits, mission-driven companies and disruptive technologies that aim to create change and opportunity in Baltimore and beyond. Since 2011, SIL has supported 62 startups, helping them secure more than $13 million in funding.


FastForward U


Entrepreneurship doesn’t have to wait for a degree. Johns Hopkins encourages and supports student entrepreneurship with programs, funding, space and mentorship that brings the solutions of tomorrow to life.


Invest in a venture

The Johns Hopkins name has been synonymous with innovation for more than 140 years. FastForward startups continue this tradition by developing tomorrow’s solutions for today’s greatest challenges, including revolutionary treatments for type 2 diabetes, promising cancer therapeutics, custom manufacturing technologies and more.


Search technologies

From cancer vaccines to plezoelectric polymers, we manage a broad range of technologies developed for most every sector. Whether you’re looking for an innovation on which to create a startup or a technology to license for an existing venture, you’ll likely find a solution that fits your needs.


Search our technologies


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