These 3 Johns Hopkins research teams got seed funding to develop their medical devices –

With the Bisciotti Foundation Translational Fund, John Hopkins University School of Medicine is bringing seed funding to three teams of researchers creating innovative medical devices. Each of these devices, which are being developed by Hopkins professors and fellows, aim to dramatically decrease costs on hospitals and improve patient care by taking anesthesia out of the equation. Recipients were […]

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Sparks Innovation

Author John Steinbeck once said, “Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” At Johns Hopkins University, there is no shortage of new ideas, but success requires the right environment to nurture those ideas into the revolutionary products and solutions we depend […]

Grants support proof-of-concept and validation studies of Johns Hopkins inventions

Two Johns Hopkins research teams have received technology development grants totaling nearly $200,000 through the Louis B. Thalheimer Fund for Translational Research. Established through a $5.4 million gift from businessman and philanthropist Louis B. Thalheimer, the fund supports vital proof-of-concept and validation studies of valuable technologies at Johns Hopkins and has awarded more than $1.3 […]

John Hopkins students learn how to turn their great ideas into viable business ventures 

In a campus classroom last week, Johns Hopkins senior Charlie Wang shared a business mantra with a group of fellow students who, like him, are aspiring entrepreneurs: “Ideas are easy. Execution is everything.” The words came from venture capitalist John Doerr, whose Kleiner Perkins firm was an early investor in several major U.S. tech companies, […]

FastForward U aims to support student entrepreneurs  at John Hopkins U

This semester, FastForward U (FFU) will begin offering entrepreneurial advising to students looking to start a company or business venture. FFU is an initiative from Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures (JHTV), an office that facilitates licensing and patents for Hopkins researchers and supports technology startups. FastForward is a program launched at the Whiting School of Engineering […]

New venture capital fund launches at John Hopkins 

Contrary Capital, a university-focused venture capital fund, officially launched on Monday at 55 colleges across the country, including Hopkins. Contrary works with 100 students to find start-ups and projects within their university communities in which they can invest. Venture capital funds like Contrary Capital typically manage the money of private individuals by investing in emerging […]

John Hopkins, U Maryland, Plank Industries team up on business accelerator to target health and fitness technology companies

new startup accelerator program based at the Johns Hopkins University’s FastForward East will target companies developing health and fitness technologies. Hopkins is teaming up with the University of Maryland, Plank Industries, Brown Advisory and the Abell Foundation to launch the 16-week program, called M-1 Ventures, in September. “I see all these accelerators out there and they’re cool,” […]

Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures to launch health accelerator, fund

The arm of Johns Hopkins University that seeks to turn new technology into thriving businesses plans to launch a healthcare-focused accelerator, possibly within the next nine months. Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures has launched several efforts to push out new products and services developed by Hopkins faculty and students in recent years, but this venture aims […]