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FastForwardU Fuel Accelerator
Offered in both the fall and spring semesters, the Fuel accelerator will accept up to five student ventures – across all JHU schools – with the goal of providing skill-building workshops, in-kind resources, mentorship and funding in a structured nine-week program. The ultimate objective of the Fuel accelerator is for the selected teams to leave equipped with both tangible collateral as well as intangible knowledge that will prepare them for the next stage of their entrepreneurial journey.
Each team will receive an initial $1,000 grant upon acceptance to the Fuel accelerator. Upon successful completion of the program and milestones, each team will be able to earn an additional $4,000 in funding. They will also be matched with a mentor — based on their stage, industry or biggest identified need — who will help them work through the program. The Fuel accelerator will culminate in a Demo Day pitch where one of the cohort teams will receive a follow-on prize of $10,000.
Below is the planned weekly schedule for the Fall accelerator program. If your venture is accepted, you will be expected to meet once per week as a cohort and once with Kevin Carter, Fuel accelerator lead. There will also be deliverables based on the theme of the weekly cohort meeting. In all, the expected time spent per venture is 10-to-15 hours per week, which is expected to be split up among team members.
Student-Focused, Grant Funding, Education, Workshops, Mentorship, Office Space, 24/7 Access
A collaborative, cross-disciplinary environment open to all Johns Hopkins students, FastForward U provides training and resources to empower emerging student entrepreneurs to develop ideas and disruptive technologies into successful startups.Serving freshmen to post-docs from all JHU schools, FastForward U offers student entrepreneurs mentorship, programming, space and funding.
FastForward U (FFU)
Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures (JHTV) is the intellectual property administration center of the Johns Hopkins University. In addition to serving as the licensing, patent and technology commercialization office for Johns Hopkins researchers and inventors, JHTV also supports the growth of startup companies in and around the university and is an active liaison to parties interested in leveraging university research or materials for academic or corporate endeavors.
Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures (JHTV)
Johns Hopkins, founded in 1876, is America's first research university and home to nine world-class academic divisions working together as one university.