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Webinar tomorrow: Johns Hopkins University’s FastForward U: A Case Study in Comprehensive Support of Student Entrepreneurship


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: February 14th, 2018

At many universities, a historical focus on faculty research has resulted in relatively weak support for the student innovation ecosystem — and it’s a gap that many schools are now rushing to fill. It’s true that many universities hold student innovation contests and offer mentoring programs for the most promising business-minded students. But you can go further by creating an ecosystem with a strong talent pool to not only build valuable start-ups, but keep these young entrepreneurs and their companies in the region, contributing to the local economy and creating an environment that’s attractive to outside investors and industry partners.

A perfect example of executing on this strategy can be found at Johns Hopkins University, where the FastForward U program is creating space, expert support, and financing for students who are building ventures. The comprehensive support provided helps student innovators realize their start-up visions, while also expanding the university’s economic footprint and innovation ecosystem.

Tech Transfer Central’s Distance Learning Division has secured Darius Graham, Director of Student Ventures for Johns Hopkins University, to lead this case-study style webinar that will shed light on JHU’s efforts, successes, failures and future plans for their student innovators: Johns Hopkins University’s FastForward U: A Case Study in Comprehensive Support of Student Entrepreneurship. The live webinar will be held this Thursday, February 15.

For complete details, CLICK HERE.

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