StartUp U: Business Model Canvas

Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc. 118 North Market Street, Frederick, MD

Join us and learn the principles of the Business Model Canvas to understand, design, and differentiate your business model. Innovation is not always about new technology—in fact, many of today’s leading companies like, Apple, and Netflix gained market advantages with business model innovation. In this interactive class, you will learn the principles of the [....]

MedTech Innovator Application


MedTech Innovator is the largest and highest performing accelerator of medical technology in the world and the medtech industry’s premiere showcase and competition for innovative medical device, digital health and diagnostic companies. Our accelerator is remote-friendly, having operated as a virtual program since 2015. We are a founder-friendly nonprofit and do not require equity or fees [....]

Feb. Legal Office Hours


Protect your startup by taking advantage of our pro bono legal services. Meeting online with our partnering local law firms can help your startup avoid common legal roadblocks and pitfalls. These firms have a long history of working with Johns Hopkins and offer virtual office hours the first Thursday of each month. Available only to [....]

Feb. Faculty & Startup Office Hours with AJ Donelson & Bill McNamara


Johns Hopkins innovators are invited to meet with FastForward Mentors-in-Residence AJ Donelson and Bill McNamara to discuss getting started on a path to commercialization. Johns Hopkins faculty and startup leaders will gain insight from their experience and perspectives as senior business leaders and consultants, entrepreneurs, mentors, translational fund advisors, and Johns Hopkins University alumni. Office [....]

Feb. Faculty & Startup Office Hours with Sean Tunis, MD, MSc


Johns Hopkins innovators are invited to meet with Sean Tunis, MD, MSc, President of Health Technology Assessment International and FastForward Mentor in Residence to discuss the regulatory process of high-impact discoveries. Johns Hopkins faculty and startup leaders will gain insight from Dr. Tunis’ experience as a regulatory expert, entrepreneur, clinician, and mentor. Office hour sessions [....]

RoadPitch Baltimore Demos + Mixer

Downtown Baltimore

RoadPitch comes to Baltimore! Come listen to 10 pitch demos from black tech founders across the U.S. and locally. RoadPitch shines a light on entrepreneurs of color – a multi city pitch tour for black tech founders. Come mingle with fellow founders, ecosystem leaders, & investors. Watch pitch demos from 10 black tech startups (5 [....]

Echoing Green Fellowship Applications


Echoing Green supports bold leaders from all over the world who see possibility in the face of the most existential challenges of our day. Together, we strive to build a world that has yet to exist: a future free from racism and its far-reaching consequences where all people can thrive. This Fellowship is for people [....]

FastForward U Open House Spring 2023

FastForward U 320 W. 29th Street, Suite 200, Baltimore, MD

Come to FastForward U’s Open House to learn about all things FFU. Join us to meet our staff, learn about our programs (including the MakerSpace), explore the opportunity to win funding for your startup idea, network, make new friends and eat free pizza! FastForward U is the student hub for entrepreneurship and innovation that provides [....]