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HopStart challenge showcases student start-ups
Published May 13, 2024
Cross-disciplinary teams pitched plans for an at-home glaucoma sensor, a hub for music-related services, biodegradable fishing nets, and more
Entrepreneurship hub renamed to honor Pava LaPere
Published April 8, 2024
The Pava Marie LaPere Center for Entrepreneurship, formerly FastForward U, held its rededication ceremony on April 6
'Nonstop, relentless, inspiring'
Published April 4, 2024
The FastForward U innovation hub will be renamed in honor of Pava Marie LaPere, a trailblazing entrepreneur both at Johns Hopkins University and in Baltimore who died last year
High-quality wine for adventurers
Published Winter 2023
Emily Dabish Yahkind, A&S '16 (MA), got the idea for her business, SolSummit, on the trails / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Playing defense against concussions
Published Winter 2023
JHU sophomore Carter Hogg founded a company to create a piece of protective equipment that reduces the risk of concussion / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Biomedical engineering
Student team among Collegiate Inventors Competition finalists
Published Sept 21, 2023
They developed the Bronchosleeve, a novel catheter to improve a common chest surgery procedure
Two student startups get big support
Published May 31, 2023
Inaugural President's Venture Fellowship winners will receive $100,000 in funding and a $40,000 salary stipend
Students pitch promising ventures at HopStart
Published May 16, 2023
Thirty-five competing teams shared startup ideas to solve real-world problems in health care, housing access, public health, and more
New $100K prize supports student entrepreneurs
Published April 22, 2023
The President's Venture Fellowship provides significant funding to a graduating student who intends to continue a promising business venture in Baltimore
A TikTok trend breaks the mold
Published Winter 2022
Mo.Na. Gems co-founders Mecca McDonald and Mia Dunn hope to one day use their starch-based bioplastic to make bags, clothing, accessories, and household items / Johns Hopkins Magazine