Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures Newsletter
ISSUE 22   |  December 2017
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Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures
As 2017 comes to a close, many are reflecting on past accomplishments and setting goals for a brighter future. In that vein, this issue of the Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures newsletter highlights the honors and progress of several Johns Hopkins innovators and showcases some of the many individuals, programs and collaborations that promise to bring the benefits of discovery to the world.
Founders of 2 Hopkins Startups Named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30

e50eca4d-e95b-4995-b9fa-4be92b54d210.jpgFor the third consecutive year, Forbes has recognized innovators and entrepreneurs with ties to Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures on its exclusive 30 Under 30 list.
The 2017-2018 O’Connor Fund Cohort Aiming
to Commercialize Disruptive Ideas

7c83f95b-d0e0-4aed-b169-7e7a7215b2eb.pngThey’ve identified major challenges, now five ventures led by Johns Hopkins students have the opportunity to develop innovative solutions with support from FastForward U’s Ralph S. O’Connor Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Fund.
Meet the Entrepreneur:
Travis Chan Developing the Swiss Army Knife of 3-D Printers

c519c252-61f5-49d1-858a-6dbdea579a5b.jpgTravis Chan loves to build things, so perhaps it’s appropriate that his latest creation may one day revolutionize how products are built.
Johns Hopkins has $65M to Spend on
Taking Their Drugs Right Up to Human Studies

f9655f84-c6fb-43bd-a4c8-cf2e4fbe289f.jpgResearchers at Johns Hopkins have a new way to catalyze the development of early stage therapeutics: Bluefield Innovations. The entity will provide up to $65 million in initial funding over five years.
Collaboration is Key:
Johnson & Johnson Innovation Looking to Support Early-Stage Research

ef6d7bdb-1a82-4ff5-9081-045fbe61af29.jpgTenacity, innovation and business savvy tend to go only so far when striving to commercialize early-stage research. Moving technology from lab to marketplace is more efficient with a collaborator who has complementary expertise.
Johns Hopkins Engineering Features Tech Ventures

c55e5a87-a14c-4992-885b-2cdb4a02fced.jpg“This is Disneyland for scientists!” Brian Stansky is proclaiming in the glass-walled lobby outside of FastForward 1812, just north of the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Access HEARS Improves Quality of Life for
Low-Income Adults with Hearing Difficulties

9980f070-9ac2-4d97-ac6c-d03060a967e1.jpgWith support from the Social Innovation Lab, Carrie Nieman developed a nonprofit that provides affordable amplification devices and training for how to use them to low-income older adults.
Good News

BBJ profiles 40 Under 40 recipients with JHTV ties;
Emocha secures first private clinic partner;
19 Hopkins faculty receive funding for innovation;

NeMo awarded $100,000 from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
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.

FastForward Legal Office Hours

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

When: 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, January 4
Where: FastForward 1812, 1812 Ashland Avenue, Suite 100, Baltimore, MD

RSVP now!

Join JHTV at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

Headed to the 36th annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco? Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures (JHTV) is excited to join leading healthcare investors, companies and thought leaders at the event.

Contact the appropriate JHTV representative to schedule a discussion from January 8-11 in these key areas:

● IP innovation and commercialization: Neil Veloso (
● Corporate partnerships: Helen Montag (
● Startup companies and investing: Jorge Aquino (

We look forward to seeing you in January!

Freedom from Cancer Startup Challenge

Want to join a bold initiative focused on improving the lives of millions of cancer patients? The Center for Advancing Innovation has launched the Freedom from Cancer Startup Challenge (FCSC) to create, mentor and launch 100 cancer-focused startups.

FCSC is currently open for entry and seeking teams and individuals to participate from the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s community!

Competition entries are due December 29. Apply now!

Questions? Please contact

Boston Scientific Connected Patient Challenge III

How you would use the Internet of Things to improve diagnosis, treatment, monitoring or patient care?

Boston Scientific is seeking innovative ideas that could revolutionize neuromodulation, cardiac rhythm management, cardiology, electrophysiology, peripheral interventions, oncology, endoscopy, urology and pelvic health.

Those with the most promising ideas will present to a panel of celebrity judges, challenge sponsors and fellow participants. Up to $50,000 of services in kind may be divided among the winners of the Boston Scientific Connected Patient Challenge III.

The deadline is January 7. Apply now!

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