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How Johns Hopkins Maintains Support for Student Entrepreneurs During the Shutdown: A Case Study Webinar

Format: On-Demand Video/Transcript, or DVD
Originally presented: June 30, 2020

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While your university is steadfastly dealing with the fallout of the pandemic campus-wide, one particular population has been hit with a one-two punch.

Student entrepreneurs have had their education put on hold or transitioned to a whole new way of learning, lost their student housing, and in many cases were forced to abandon their belongings in the process. To add insult to injury, their entrepreneurial projects have been adversely affected as well. As incubators, accelerators, makerspaces and educational courses closed their doors and began the transition to virtual platforms, many students and their projects were suddenly at risk of falling off the radar.

But not if Johns Hopkins’ student ventures team has anything to say about it. Continuity is incredibly important when it comes to student innovation and student-led projects, and Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures’ FastForward U has implemented a plan to deal with the fallout as seamlessly as possible.

Understanding that the transition from in-person to remote support is neither straightforward nor universal in its application, FastForward U offers insight into how to serve this particular population during the shutdown — by utilizing a variety of key resources, tools and approaches. Using the Johns Hopkins roadmap and guidance, any team can build a best-fit solution for their student entrepreneurs.

Tech Transfer Central’s Distance Learning Division has teamed up with Kerrie Carden, FastForward U’s Director of Student Ventures, for this insightful one-hour webinar:

How Johns Hopkins Maintains Support for Student Entrepreneurs During the Shutdown: A Case Study Webinar

Order today to hear Ms. Carden discuss:

  • Background on JHU’s entrepreneurship and innovation support
  • FastForward U’s approach to transitioning student support online
  • Details of FastForward U’s remote entrepreneurship programming
  • Metrics, results and lessons learned
  • Resources and tools
  • Outlook for next year

Meet your program leader:

Kerrie CardenKerrie Carden joined Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures as Director of Student Ventures in August 2018.  She leads FastForward U, a suite of resources and with an innovation hub and makerspace for student entrepreneurs.

Prior to joining the university, Kerrie served as Vice President of Sales and Operations at MD Energy Advisors, where she led the residential business unit.  Kerrie has also served as Head of Product at ClearCompany in Boston, and in senior analytical and managerial positions at Yahoo! Inc. 

Kerrie has a track record of working with students and entrepreneurs, having served as a mentor to high school students at BUILD Boston, a non-profit organization raising graduation and college acceptance rates for students in underserved communities through entrepreneurship opportunities and mentoring. She has also mentored innovators through Accelerate Baltimore and FastForward’s own Social Innovation Lab.

Coronavirus update

In response to the spread of the COVID-19 virus and our customers’ efforts to minimize exposure through travel restrictions, at-home work, and reductions in internal gatherings for training and education, we are temporarily expanding our distance learning offerings to make all programs more accessible. Orders for all live programs will include up to five additional lines at no additional charge for staff within your organization who can attend remotely, and all live programs will include our digital package – the on-demand video and print transcript. These will be delivered soon after the live program with no extra fee. In the current climate resulting from pandemic control efforts, we hope these additional access options will help your organization continue to receive important professional education and training safely and regardless of travel and social distancing restrictions.   

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