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

Virtual

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

Virtual

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 [....]

Feb. Thermo Fisher Office Hours

Virtual

Learn how to work with Thermo Fisher Scientific through virtual office hour sessions. Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world leader in serving science by providing an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support, through five premier brands: Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services. Available only to FastForward [....]

Info Session for HopStart: Hopkins New Venture Challenge

Virtual

Hosted by the Center for Leadership Education, HopStart: Hopkins New Venture Challenge connects competitors with mentors who guide them through the process of writing a business plan and provides them the opportunity to pitch their new ventures to industry leaders and win up to $5,000 in prize money to take those ventures to the next level. Join us [....]

Master Class: How to do Business with the Federal Government

Virtual

CONNECTpreneur Master Class: “How to do Business with the Federal Government” by Matthew Lee, President at KoBE Government Contracting Alliance and CONNECTpreneur Ambassador Topics covered:  U.S. Government Contracting Overview How to Get Started & SAM.GOV Small Business Program: SABA 8(a) Find Bid Opportunities Target Your Market Prime contractor vs. subcontractor Teaming & Partnership Utilizing Existing [....]

Feb. Faculty & Startup Office Hours with Richard Hughen

Virtual

Johns Hopkins innovators are invited to meet with Richard Hughen, CEO of Linshom and FastForward Mentor-in-Residence to discuss market assessments, commercialization, and funding for medical devices. Johns Hopkins faculty and startup leaders will gain insight from Hughen’s experience working with Fortune 500 companies in the medical device industry in addition to creating and exiting two [....]

Emerging CEO Panel Series – Session 6

Virtual

Inventors and startup founders are invited to attend a webinar panel series offered by Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures (JHTV). This series was developed to help inventors and founders avoid blind spots and learn best practices for launching and scaling successful startups. Webinar Session 6: SBIR Grants TOPICS: Non-dilutive funding Differences between RO1 and SBIR-STTR How [....]

How to Multiply the Value of Your Small Business

Virtual

Join to hear how you can keep your small business competitive in this changing economic environment. Policies on the local and federal levels, including minimum wage increases, raising of interest rates, student loan forgiveness, extended repayment pause, etc., are putting pressure on prolonged inflation, which threatens recession. Both the inflationary and recessionary risks could put [....]

Feb. Microsoft Office Hours

Virtual

Schedule a personalized technical session with Microsoft Startups and One Commercial Partnerships team members. Every second and fourth Thursday, FastForward members have the opportunity to meet virtually and discuss: Cloud computing resources Go-to market strategies Corporate and academic partnership And more February Dates: 2/2 2/16

Feb. Tax and Accounting Office Hours

Virtual

Financial health and stability are key elements in a successful startup. Meeting with our partnering local firms can help your startup avoid common tax and accounting roadblocks and pitfalls. FastForward members are encouraged to take advantage of pro bono consultations in business accounting, tax and audit practices. Virtual consultation services include an introductory advisory discussion [....]