A grand opening for FastForward U Homewood

FastForward U Homewood, the university's new 10,000-square-foot innovation hub in Baltimore's Remington neighborhood, officially opened its doors Thursday evening at an event featuring Johns Hopkins leadership and faculty members, student engineers and entrepreneurs, and other invited guests.

Jeffrey Raider, co-founder of the Warby Parker eyewear and Harry's men's grooming brands and a Hopkins alum, was the keynote speaker.

FastForward U features a makerspace with high-tech tools for crafting, building, and engineering, plus other spaces both large and small for events and collaboration. It hosted an open house today for students and other interested visitors.

FastForward U Homewood is one of four FastForward hubs that Johns Hopkins Tech Ventures now operates in Baltimore, along with a neighboring space in the R. House eatery and the FastForward 1812 incubator and FastForward U East space in East Baltimore.