FastForward is a program within Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures (JHTV) operated by the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) to provide targeted, critical, early-stage support to startups, ventures and student projects that are associated with Johns Hopkins University. The Student Venture Coordinator supports the technology commercialization activities of FastForward Innovations by ensuring that students and student organizations at JHU have access to appropriate resources to support them in various capacities. The Student Venture Coordinator will be the entry point of contact for students interested in technology commercialization at JHU and will administer funding awards, manage programs and space, provide project counseling and direct introductions to other JHU faculty and staff to help students progress from application to company formation.FastForward will be opening a 9,000 square foot student entrepreneurship and maker space in early 2018. The student venture coordinator will play an integral role in the completion, opening, and operation of the facility
Essential Job Functions:
Advising and assisting students
Provides direct mentoring and advising to student entrepreneurs regarding their ideas and ventures
Assists student inventors/companies/ventures with development of business plans, corporate strategy, and risk profiles, early adopters, technical development/validation plans based on the product model, etc.
Supports student ventures with referrals to funding sources, mentors, subject matter experts (SMEs), and industry partners for external support through Advisory Network Coordinators
Manages selection and administers allocation of funding and programming for Ralph S. O'Connor
Fund and Summer Entrepreneurship Award grants
Administers allocation of Student Ventures budget
Manages and coordinates oversight of the space dedicated to student entrepreneurs
Develops, plans, and implements general entrepreneurship programming for students (which includes programming that occasionally takes place on nights and weekends)
Serves as liaison to student groups focused on entrepreneurship
Strategy and communications
Participates in FastForward annual budgeting process
Serves as a liaison to Career Services to source and promote employment opportunities within the entrepreneurial ecosystem for students
Drafts proposals for strategic initiatives related to student entrepreneurship
Identifies and recruits potential FastForward applicants
Works to develop FastFoward's student ventures brand and online presence via newsletter and social media
Provides assistance on Fastforward programs such as M-1 Accelerator, I-Corps, etc.
Data collection and management
Maintains a portfolio of student venture opportunities and startups
Generates monthly report on portfolio for FastForward team
Generates and analyzes reports on grant funding for JHTV Staff, Development, and Deans
Collects, analyzes and generates reports of student facility usage
Makes recommendations to the Sr. Director of FastForwardand Director of the Social Innovation Lab and leads student entrepreneurship awards process.
Bachelor's degree in a related field. Degree in STEM related field a plus.
Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time. Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard. Communication skills using the spoken word. Ability to see within normal parameters. Ability to hear within normal range. Ability to move about.
Experience working in or with startups
Demonstrated understanding of a wide breadth of technologies, from software to life sciences
Ability to work as a team member with other FastForward staff
Detail oriented and highly organized
Ability to work through obstacles/hard problems
Strong written and oral communication/reporting skills
People skills across a wide spectrum of backgrounds: the role is outwardly facing, including working with JHU faculty/staff (academic and non-academic), entrepreneurs, MIRs, SMEs, industry leaders, and investors
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130... years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Baltimore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.