Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures

Christy Wyskiel
Jul 7, 2022

Hopkins offers ‘Inventor’s Guide’ for researchers

Johns Hopkins is hoping to push even more faculty and students to commercialize their inventions and ideas through its newly released "Inventor’s Guide."

Apr 19, 2022

Off the Record with Sloane Brown: Christy Wyskiel, Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures

Sloane Brown is joined by Christy Wyskiel, who talks about her exciting role as Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures executive director.

Aug 17, 2021

Hopkins startups, including student-led ventures, raised over $1B in FY21

Johns Hopkins researchers and entrepreneurs received over $1B, including over $700M in venture capital, in fiscal year 2021, according to a report.

Aug 27, 2019

Hopkins accelerator geared to student entrepreneurs

Johns Hopkins University will launch a startup accelerator, offering student entrepreneurs a structured approach to turning their ideas into businesses, the university announced Monday. FastForward U — a wing of Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures and the university’s innovation hub for undergraduate and graduate students — will help students work through their ideas and launch their [[...]

Jul 23, 2019

2 Maryland accelerators receive federal grant money

Two Maryland organizations received federal grants for their programs to increase growth and economic development by supporting entrepreneurship. Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures and the Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship Center received the grants as part of the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s i6 Challenge program. The administration is a part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. “Inno[...]

May 30, 2019

Hopkins company raises $110 million to develop cancer test

A startup developing technology originating at Johns Hopkins that offers early detection of cancers launched Thursday with $110 million in Series A funding, a record Series A round for a Johns Hopkins company. Thrive Earlier Detection Corp. will develop CancerSeek, a liquid biopsy that tests for eight different forms of common cancers. “This is a […]

May 6, 2019

FastForward exits show success of Hopkins incubator

Two years after Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures opened new office and lab space for its FastForward 1812 incubator on the Johns Hopkins Hospital campus, two companies have moved on to bigger space. LifeSprout, which had been in the incubator for about a year, moved last month to City Garage, where it will have manufacturing capabilities. […]

Mar 8, 2019

Hopkins professors receive grants to commercialize research

Four Johns Hopkins professors received grants through a fund created to help faculty put their research on a path to commercialization. The professors received grants between $25,000 and $100,000 from the Bisciotti Foundation Translational Fund. The fund allows $300,000 to be awarded annually. This was the fund’s first year awarding grants, and 17 applications were […]

Dec 4, 2018

4 Hopkins undergrad startups find funding

Four startups led by undergraduates at Johns Hopkins University will receive funding through The Ralph S. O'Connor Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Fund.

Sep 6, 2017

M-1 Ventures picks the companies for its first cohort

M-1 Ventures, the health technology accelerator sponsored by Johns Hopkins, Plank Industries and the University of Maryland, chose five companies to participate in its first cohort. These companies will each receive $25,000 and go through a 16-week program with one-on-one mentorship from the sponsors and additional investment potential based on a peer-review system. “The startups […]

Apr 27, 2017

Hopkins officially opens new incubator space

Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures officially opened new office and lab space for its FastForward incubator Wednesday night. University and city officials hope the space helps encourage startups to stay in Baltimore. Companies started moving into the FastForward 1812 offices, at 1812 Ashland on the northern edge of the medical campus, in December, but Wednesday night […]

Mar 17, 2017

Md.-based startups sweep finals at national competition

Maryland startups made waves on a national stage this week, with all four finalists at the Association of University Technology Managers business plan competition coming from the state. Three of the companies came from Johns Hopkins, with the fourth from the University of Maryland. All four have been funded by the Maryland Technology Development Corporation […]

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