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Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures Newsletter
ISSUE 26   |  June 2018
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The end of the academic year is a moment for reflection across campus. This year, Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures saw students from all corners of the University embrace entrepreneurship through the space, funding and programming available at FastForward U. Dozens of social ventures and commercial startups received education through startup programs like Trajectory Next, the Social Innovation Lab and I-Corps. Faculty across the schools increasingly engaged in industry partnerships to advance their research. FastForward startups raised a record-breaking amount of venture capital and made weekly headlines as they brought Hopkins discoveries closer to the market.

On May 15, we celebrated the 10th Anniversary of a philanthropic gift that established the John G. Rangos, Sr. Life Sciences Building, the first in Johns Hopkins’ Science + Technology Park. It gave us an opportunity to contemplate the broader trajectory of our innovation ecosystem at Hopkins. For the second consecutive year, over half of venture funding raised by Hopkins startups went to Maryland-based companies, compared to about 20% five years ago. Here’s to another year of progress and ambitious goals for the year to come!
Galen Robotics is latest FastForward venture to win
BioHealth Innovation's Crab Trap

dbe6bafc-0e18-4c44-bd63-5930b80a0e0a.jpgFor the third year in a row, a company associated with Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures took the top prize at the 2018 BioHealth Capital Region Crab Trap.
Johns Hopkins-IP Group collaboration funds cancer therapeutic startup

efb30c1b-86d4-4273-93d4-f03b9a883d98.jpgThe Johns Hopkins University announced that IP Group has funded the creation of Lorem Therapeutics as part of an ongoing collaboration between the university and the intellectual property commercialization company to explore, identify and commercialize technologies.
John Rangos Sr. family visits Hopkins for event in his honor,
featured in Greek American newspaper

3dbb542b-2751-478c-a919-18c20536b7e4.jpgProminent Pittsburgh philanthropist and Greek-American John Rangos, Sr. was honored at Hopkins on May 17 to 18 to celebrate a decade of progress at the highly successful innovation hub that he sponsored in 2008: the John G. Rangos Sr. Life Sciences Building.
Trajectory Next accelerator program begins with new 2018 cohort

28948935-389c-4b1b-84f7-48d5df043bfa.jpgBetamore, Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures and the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s UM Ventures have launched 2018’s Trajectory Next, a post-accelerator program designed to support digital health, bio-health and life sciences ventures.
Reddit co-founder speaks to student entrepreneurs

5ccd9e45-d2f7-4fc3-9491-fb97d75ccb70.jpgAlexis Ohanian, co-founder of the social news website Reddit and the venture capital firm Initialized Capital, spoke at a FastForward U event in May.
Meet the Entrepreneur:
ClearMask is Improving Doctor-Patient Communication

100d6777-6f85-4823-95bb-7447af8008f8.jpgInspired by a negative pre-surgery experience, Allysa Dittmar co-founded ClearMask to improve doctor-patient communication.
Student startup Atana seeks to boost scientific collaboration
through block chain technology

64c37f83-f672-428b-bab3-44ad96c2ab18.jpgIf money is the ultimate motivator, why not use it to encourage people to be proactive about their health and contribute to biomedical research?
Baltimore biotech WindMIL Therapeutics raises $32.5 million

75c33fff-e1d1-42b8-8718-a7d29d3fbb6e.jpgBaltimore biotechnology firm WindMIL Therapeutics, a Hopkins-born cell therapy startup, operated out of the FastForward 1812, has raised a $32.5 million to support clinical trials and further development for new cancer therapies.
Good News

Johns Hopkins spinout LifeSprout raises $6.5 million;
Bluefield Innovations, Johns Hopkins University awarded Fundraising of the Year;
September grand opening of FastForward Homewood;
Sonavex Receives FDA Clearance for EchoMark and EchoMark LP Tissue Markers
Good news continues to roll in from across the innovation ecosystem at
Johns Hopkins.

Recognition poured in, marking another month of JHTV and its ventures receiving well-deserved recognition for groundbreaking work. See the latest awards, accomplishments and more.

Happenings
2018 Maryland Incubator Company of the Year Awards Ceremony
 

Join Anchor Ventures and Saul Ewing for the 2018 Maryland Incubator Company of the Year awards ceremony. Doors open at 5 pm, presentations begin at 6:30 p.m. and the event will conclude at 8 p.m. after desserts and networking.

When: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 21
Where: American Visionary Art Museum, JRVC Building, 3rd Floor, 800 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD 21230

RSVP now!

Public Service Social Concern Affinity, Center for Social Concern and Social Innovation Lab Showcase and Network II
 

Join fellow alumni and friends for an evening of networking and innovation. Share in the opportunity to make connections with others in the Hopkins community who have an interest in “doing well while doing good” in the Baltimore area, hear from some of the members of the Social Innovation Lab about their ventures and our current students participating this summer in the JHU Community Impact Internship Program. Refreshments served.

Admission is $5 per person for alumni and guests. Current students are free.

When: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 22
Where: Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures, 1812 Ashland Avenue, Suite 110, Baltimore, MD

Register now!

Hexcite applications close June 29
 

The early stage medical software developer program for Johns Hopkins faculty, staff and students in its fourth year and runs from late August to mid-December. Participants go through 16 weeks of expert-led sessions and workshops. At the end of the program, teams are ready to build with the Technology Innovation Center, conduct a pilot in the clinical space and launch a start-up. Participation in this program is free to undergraduate and graduate students. Tuition for clinical participants is $5,000 and may be covered by the sponsoring department or through other means.

When: 5 p.m. on Friday, June 29
Where: Online

For more information, visit the event website.

FastForward Legal Office Hours
 

Does your FastForward startup need pro bono legal advice? Register to meet with a representative from DLA Piper at FastForward 1812.

Next session:

When: 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, July 5
Where: FastForward 1812, 1812 Ashland Avenue, Suite 100, Baltimore, MD

RSVP now!

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