Archived articles


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
Student opportunities
Entrepreneurial students receive support, resources in summer program
Published Aug 30, 2022
The inaugural summer incubator provided by FastFoward U offered students a chance to live and breathe their startup ideas on a full time basis
Fashioned for good
Published Aug 1, 2022
After learning about how exploitative and environmentally damaging the fashion industry could be, political science major Shanthi Ramakrishna launched Taara Projects, a social startup that creates ethical, eco-conscious stitched goods.
Ballet After Dark wins $25K prize at Social Innovation Lab Innovators' Showcase
Published June 14, 2022
A student-led nonprofit organization, which won the $25,000 Cohort Prize, was one of 10 cohort teams who presented their ventures to community members and potential funders at the April showcase