Student Resources

 

Additional Student Resources


Student Organizations | Curricular, Co-Curricular & Other Opportunities | External Resources | Funding | Competitions | Other Resources & Events


In addition to the support we offer, there are many resources within Johns Hopkins and around the city and state that support student entrepreneurs. Below, find a list of organizations and events that will benefit startups at all development stages.

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS


 

Alpha Kappa Psi

A professional development and brotherhood business fraternity, AKPsi is comprised of some of the best students interested in business. Throughout the academic year, AKPsi organizes many business-related networking and speaker events for Johns Hopkins undergraduates. This includes the Elevator Pitch Competition (EPC) where students have 90 seconds to present business ideas to industry leaders.

Who it’s for: All undergraduate students

Typical activities: Professional development, pitch competitions, networking

More info: http://akpsi.johnshopkins.edu/

 

Hopkins Biotech Network

This organization brings together students interested in exploring career paths related to entrepreneurship in biotechnology.

Who it’s for: All students

Typical activities: Seminars, networking, mentorship

More info: http://hopkinsbio.org/

 

Innovation Factory

This collaborative student-led organization connects students, alumni, faculty and friends from Johns Hopkins University’s nine schools to help foster the Johns Hopkins community’s entrepreneurial spirit. This includes providing access to learning, networking and investment opportunities.

Who it’s for: All students interested in entrepreneurship

Typical activities: Startup Fest Job Fair, Innovation Summit Pitch Competition, speaker series, networking

More info: https://www.facebook.com/JohnsHopkinsInnovationFactory

 

JHU Venture Capital and Private Equity Club

This organization is designed to support students looking to explore careers in the fields of venture capital and private equity.

Who it’s for: All students

Typical activities: Professional development, networking

More info: http://www.jhupevc.com/

 

Medical and Educational Perspective (MEP)

MEP is a nonprofit that supports the development of medical solutions through the process of prototype development, clinical trials and commercialization. MEP runs two Johns Hopkins-recognized courses: a summer course where students complete field evaluations at hospitals worldwide and a fall course where students work in interdisciplinary teams to develop an executive summary/pitch.

Who it’s for: All students

Typical activities: Innovation competitions with $5,000 to $10,000 in funding awards, workshops/courses and networking

More info: http://www.mepjhu.com/mep/

 

TCO Labs

TCO Labs, Inc. is a nonprofit organization focused on fostering the entrepreneurial community at the Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus.

Who it’s for: All students

Typical activities: Workshops, events and networking

More info: https://tcolabs.org/about-us/

CURRICULAR, CO-CURRICULAR & OTHER OPPORTUNITIES


 

Center for Leadership Education

CLE houses three academic programs and a variety of experiential programs in a student-centered environment. The full-time, faculty advisers are seasoned professionals in their disciplines as well as experienced teachers and mentors complemented by part-time faculty who are active practitioners in their fields. Whether a student wants to start a business, find an internship or hash through career decisions, he or she will find an open door and a resourceful sounding board in CLE faculty.

Who it’s for: Engineering or Arts & Sciences students

More info: http://engineering.jhu.edu/cle

 

Digital Media Center

The Digital Media Center enables students to use new technologies to effectively communicate their ideas. The program provides access to equipment, software and workshops.

Who it’s for: All students

More info: http://studentaffairs.jhu.edu/dmc/

 

Hopkins Student Enterprises

HSE is part corporation, part student group, part classroom and part internship all rolled into one. The organization provides Johns Hopkins undergraduates with real-world entrepreneurial and leadership experience, a source of employment and income, the opportunity to develop a new student-run business and more.

Who it’s for: Undergraduate students

Application deadline: Rolling. Reach out to hse@jhu.edu or check Student Employment to apply.

More info: http://hse.jhu.edu

 

External Resources

 

FUNDING


 

A-Level Capital

This investment fund provides $5,000 to 25,000 in seed funding to student startups.

Who it’s for: Startups founded by Johns Hopkins students and young alumni

Application deadline: Rolling

More info: http://www.alevelcapital.com/

 

Blue Jay Syndicate

This investment fund supports startups in search of seed funding.

Who it’s for: Johns Hopkins students and alumni

Application deadline: Rolling

More info: http://www.bluejaysyndicate.org/

 

Maryland Venture Fund

The Maryland Venture Fund makes direct investments in technology and life science companies through its two investment vehicles: the Challenge Investment Program and the Enterprise Investment Fund.

Who it’s for: All Maryland-based companies

More info: http://www.marylandventurefund.com/

 

TEDCO

An independent organization that strives to be Maryland’s lead source for entrepreneurial business assistance and seed funding through a number of different programs for the development of startup companies in Maryland’s innovation economy. Programs include: Maryland Innovation Initiative, Technology Commercialization Fund and Technology Validation.

Who it’s for: All Maryland startups and entrepreneurs

Application deadline: First of every month

More info: http://tedco.md/

 

Emerging Technology Connections (ETC)

ETC offers the following for entrepreneurs:

  • Beehive Baltimore, a co-working space
  • Accelerate Baltimore, a 13-week program that provides $25,000 in seed funding

Who it’s for: All Baltimore-area startups and entrepreneurs

Application deadline: Accelerate Baltimore, Dec. 1

More info: http://etcbaltimore.com/

 

Towson University Incubator

Towson University’s incubator leverages an exclusive mentor network for counseling on issues that are unique to each company’s status and milestones.

Who it’s for: All Baltimore-area startups and entrepreneurs

Application deadline: Rolling

More info: http://tuincubator.com/

 

Wasabi Ventures

Wasabi Ventures is an incubator and venture capital and consulting firm that specializes in building and advising early-stage technology companies.

Who it’s for: All startups and entrepreneurs

Application deadline: Rolling

More info: http://www.wasabiventures.com/

 

COMPETITIONS


 

Cupid’s Cup

A nationwide business competition that searches for the most passionate student entrepreneurs running impactful businesses. The competition is run by the University of Maryland in partnership with Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank.

Who it’s for: All undergraduate students

Application deadline: Annual (Fall)

More info: http://cupidscup.com/

 

Hult Prize

The Hult Prize Foundation startup competition is for budding social entrepreneurs emerging from universities. What would you do if you had $1 million to change the world?

Who it’s for: All university students

Application deadline: Annual (Fall)

More info: http://www.hultprize.org/

 

Resolution Project

Resolution’s Social Venture Challenge (SVC) is a business plan competition designed to inspire university students to propose solutions to pressing social issues around the world.

Who it’s for: All undergraduate and graduate students

Application deadline: Annual (Fall)

More info: http://www.resolutionproject.org/svc

 

OTHER RESOURCES & EVENTS


 

Betamore

Betamore is committed to growing Baltimore’s innovation community through education, incubation and commercialization.

Who it’s for: All Baltimore-area startups and entrepreneurs

Application deadline: Rolling

More info: https://betamore.com/

 

City Garage

This accelerator in Baltimore’s Port Covington neighborhood supports manufacturing brands who aspire to perfect local-for-local creation.

Who it’s for: Select brands related to manufacturing

More info: http://www.citygarage.vc/

 

Impact Hub Baltimore

Located in the historic Centre Theater in Station North, Baltimore’s Impact Hub is part innovation lab, part co-working space and part civic forum.

Who it’s for: Innovators and entrepreneurs dedicated to driving change in Baltimore

More info: http://baltimore.impacthub.net/

 

Tech Breakfast Baltimore

A monthly breakfast get-together where techies, developers, designers and entrepreneurs share knowledge with their peers through show-and-tell and showcase-style presentations.

Who it’s for: All Baltimore-area startups and entrepreneurs

More info: http://www.meetup.com/techbreakfast/

 

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