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11 Startups with JHTV Ties Rank Among Baltimore’s Best

11 Startups with JHTV Ties Rank Among Baltimore’s Best

In the last six months, Personal Genome Diagnostics (PGDx) raised a $75 million series B, Harpoon Medical sold for $100 million and Sunayu acquired Fractal Technology. Which Baltimore startup is next?

According to Technical.ly, businesses associated with Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures (JHTV) are leading the next generation of Baltimore startups. Last week, the publication released the realLIST to catalogue the city’s “top companies who have already shown promise.” The top six companies ranked and 11 of the 20 mentioned have ties to JHTV.


Technical.ly selected a group of startups tackling diverse challenges related to manufacturing, education, health care, social issues and more. To determine “promise,” considerations included:

  • Boldness of idea
  • Talent levels of founders and team
  • Customer base and revenue
  • Investment capital
  • Potential impact
  • Office space



1. READY Robotics
The FastForward startup based in City Garage enables small- and medium-sized manufacturers to unlock the productivity and potential of robots. The company’s software, which it installs in pre-made manufacturing robots, allows manufacturers to change the tasks their robots perform in hours, instead of days or weeks.
2. Osmosis
A venture in the 2013-2014 Social Innovation Lab (SIL) cohort, Osmosis has created web- and mobile-based interactive learning experiences and an online community to help medical school students study. The startup co-founded by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine students recently expanded into print.
3. FactoryFour
FactoryFour is a solution that automates manufacturing processes for the production of orthotics, eyewear and footwear, reducing lead time and eliminating errors. Johns Hopkins University undergraduates Param Shah and Alex Mathews co-founded the company and used a number of JHTV resources. In addition to participating in SIL’s 2015-2016 cohort, the Mount Vernon-based startup received funding and mentorship through the Summer Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Award.
4. Intelehealth
Led by Johns Hopkins University graduate student Neha Goel, Intelehealth operates in the telemedicine space and is developing a mobile app that improves access to health care for remote and underserved communities. Intelehealth was a member of the 2016-2017 SIL cohort.
5. Proscia
Operating in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, Proscia is ushering in an era of computational pathology. Proscia CEO David West, who founded the company with other Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering undergraduates, aims to give pathologists a quantitative view of cancer, enabling them to improve patient outcomes. Proscia received funding and mentorship from JHTV’s Ralph S. O’Connor Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Fund.
6. b.Well
B.Well’s online platform puts people at the center of their health care by simplifying access to health data, insurance and on-demand health services. The startup participated in the M-1 Ventures accelerator where it grew its pipeline 300 percent and won one of two $25,000 awards.
8. B-360
B-360 is on a mission to end the cycle of poverty and build bridges in communities through a STEM education program and advocacy program centered on Baltimore’s dirt bike culture. B-360 participated in Social Innovation Lab as a member of its 2016-2017 cohort.


Sunrise Health
Co-founded in 2016 by two Johns Hopkins University students, Sunrise Health is developing a mobile app for anonymous, text-based group therapy that increases mental health support for patients and maximizes health care providers’ efficiency. Sunrise Health participated in the 2016-2017 Social Innovation Lab cohort, received support from the Ralph S. O’Connor Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Fund and the Whiting Student Initiatives Fund.
BurnAlong provides an online video fitness and wellness platform that enables users to work out with top instructors from across the country and their friends. After participating in M-1 Ventures, BurnAlong had 400 business partners and more than 3,000 members. The company also won $25,000 through M-1 Ventures.
Portable Alternative Crib
Shantell Roberts distributes safe sleep baby boxes and supplies to Baltimore families to reduce the rate of sudden infant death syndrome in the city. She was a member of the 2016-2017 SIL cohort, winning the $25,000 prize at the conclusion of the program.
A member of FastForward, PathoVax is developing a universal Human Papillomavirus vaccine. Co-founded by two Johns Hopkins University graduate students, the startup recently received two federal grants totaling $2.5 million that will help the company push its first product to clinical trials.

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Meet the Entrepreneur

Meet the Entrepreneur: Intelehealth’s Neha Goel Increasing Global Access…

More than 400 million people around the world lack access to basic health care because they live in rural underserved communities with no doctor nearby. This leads to people delaying care, traveling long distances to reach a physician and spending large amounts of time and money to get the care they need.

Intelehealth, a nonprofit in the Social Innovation Lab at Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures, is developing low bandwidth telemedicine technologies to improve access to primary health care for these underserved populations.

Its co-founder and CEO Neha Goel, a Ph.D. candidate in Health Informatics at The Johns Hopkins University, is an experienced entrepreneur in the health care sector. She founded Global Protect Dental in 2011 to introduce cutting edge dental technologies to dentists in India, and led the company as CEO until 2015.

In between her studies and entrepreneurship, Goel took time to answer our questions about Intelehealth, her Baltimore support system and her favorite places in the city. Take a look!

In a few words, what does your company do?
Improve access to comprehensive primary healthcare through telemedicine.

(Editor’s note: Check out the video below to learn more about Intelehealth.)

What are your goals, and how will you get there?
Our goal for the coming year is to improve access to health for a quarter million people by partnering with grassroots-level health organizations and setting up telemedicine programs.

Why have you chosen Baltimore as your startup’s home?
Because of the incubation support we have received at Johns Hopkins as students. Also the proximity to the global health policy makers, funders and health organizations that are based in Washington, D.C. make it a great place to grow a nonprofit focused on global health.

What opportunities make it a good place for growing a business?
It’s heartening to see the startup ecosystem growing in Baltimore. The access to some of the leading health systems in the world make it a unique place to have a health-tech startup. When you add translational programs like the Maryland Innovation Initiative, TEDCO’s Propel Baltimore Fund and accelerator programs, it makes for a nidus for innovative businesses.

In terms of startups and innovation, what’s one thing that separates Baltimore from other tech hotbeds?
I would say it’s unique in that so much innovation is happening at different universities like Johns Hopkins, the University of Maryland, Baltimore and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Investment in these universities is fostering strong on-campus startup ecosystem.

If you could give your past self one piece of advice for creating a startup, what would it be?
Fail fast. An entrepreneur lives in a world of failure. Get comfortable with it, learn quickly and learn when to let go of a bad idea.

What book are you currently reading?
To Pixar and Beyond by Lawrence Levy.

What innovator do you look up to? Why?
I think the most impactful innovations of our time cannot be attributed to just one person – innovation is a team sport. For example, an innovation team I look up to is that of Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Jony Ive. For an idea to be successful, it really needs a team of very smart people who have bought into a common vision and who work well together. At Intelehealth we’re all about team-based innovation.

It’s after a long day of work, and you don’t feel like cooking. What is your go-to Baltimore restaurant?
Oh my gosh, there are far too many! Food is a religion. Golden West Cafe, The Helmand, Thai Arroy, Ban Thai, One World Cafe, Saigon Today and, for dessert, Marie Louise Bistro.

What’s your favorite nonwork-related thing to do in Baltimore?
Do Yoga and meditate. There are a lot of great meetups and places in Baltimore. I lead a meditation meetup every Saturday in Canton and have met the most incredible people!

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