Our Origin

On August 15, 2013, President Ronald J. Daniels and Dean Paul B. Rothman formed a Committee on the Innovation Ecosystem to consider the university’s role in encouraging commercialization and entrepreneurship among faculty, clinicians and students. This Committee consulted widely across the university community, considered a wide range of internal and external studies and information, visited innovation hubs around the nation, and solicited feedback from prominent venture capital firms and pharmaceutical and biotech companies. In May 2014, the Committee produced its Final Report, which catalyzed a $70 million university investment and the formation of Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures (JHTV). Equipped with this “seed capital,” JHTV itself continues to innovate in order to support the vast entrepreneurial spirit of our faculty, students and community.


Philanthropy allows JHTV to capitalize on the university’s spirit of discovery and to meet the evolving needs of our innovators. With your support, we enable the brilliant minds at Johns Hopkins to bring the benefits of discovery to the world and further enrich the local ecosystem with meaningful economic activity.

Other Forms of Engagement

In addition to direct financial support, our supporters including proud, committed alumni help by bringing their talent, networks and capital to bear on our ecosystem. Alumni find great meaning in this growing dimension of the university, whether by facilitating business development opportunities, mentoring student entrepreneurs, judging pitch competitions, hiring our students, or investing in our companies. Numerous alumni, business executives, and local leaders comprise our Advisory Board who lend their expertise to guide our strategy on campus and in the region.

Thank You to Our Lead Donors

  • Louis B. Thalheimer
  • Stephen and Renee Bisciotti Foundation, Inc.
  • Karen and Ethan D. Leder
  • Charles and Nancy Clarvit
  • Ralph and Becky O’Connor
  • Abell Foundation
  • Brown Advisory
  • Emmett T. Cunningham Jr.

Give Now

We welcome gifts of any size to support JHTV’s priorities.

Getting Involved

Let's have a personal conversation about giving and alumni engagement opportunities.

Julie Kelly

Senior Associate Director, Innovation Initiatives