JHU FastForward U East


About the East Campus:

Our second student innovation hub, FastForward U East is located across from FastForward 1812 and provides students with 24/7 access to 3,200 square feet of office, co-working and meeting space. This hub hosts educational programming and provides students opportunities for venture exploration.

FastForward East features
FastForward East has the space and amenities startups need to develop their technologies and realize their potential.

FastForward East’s amenities include:

  • Private offices, co-working desks and secure storage areas
  • Conferencing and meeting space
  • Free WiFi and high-speed Internet connections
  • Access to experts providing legal, accounting and fundraising counsel
  • Unlimited coffee to fuel inspiration

FastForward U General Information:

A collaborative, cross-disciplinary environment open to all Johns Hopkins students, FastForward U provides training and resources to empower emerging student entrepreneurs to develop ideas and disruptive technologies into successful startups.

From cloud-based pathology platforms and custom manufacturing technologies to fashionable backpacks for photographers and online recruiting platforms, Johns Hopkins students develop an array of promising technologies and products inside and with the support of these student spaces.

Serving freshmen to post-docs from all JHU schools, FastForward U offers student entrepreneurs mentorship, programming, space and funding, including:

  • Funding opportunities providing grants between $500 and $10,000 to help students test ideas and build ventures
  • Educational and social events that build community and provide skills for success
  • Innovation hubs that give students dedicated space to explore ideas and build ventures
  • Mentorship and one-on-one guidance via staff and our extensive network of experts and experienced entrepreneurs