Three teams of Hopkins BME graduate student entrepreneurs received the inaugural Thalheimer Graduate Student Award, with $10,000 in grant funding through The Johns Hopkins University’s FastForward U.
The fund was established through a generous gift from businessman and philanthropist Louis B. Thalheimer, whose support for translational work at the university has benefited faculty members and students alike. Recipients of this new student award also will receive mentorship from experts in their field, serial entrepreneurs and investors, as well as additional resources from FastForward U and Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures.
FastForward U received 18 applications for the award, according to Kevin Carter, FastForward U’s student program manager. Eight finalists were then interviewed by a judging panel that included Adam Toll, a 1992 Johns Hopkins University graduate and an investor and co-founder of Haste, an online service that provides faster connections for gaming.
“We had an incredibly tough time narrowing our applicants down to the actual recipients. It’s a testament to how advanced these student ventures truly are and the compelling case they each make for receiving the funding,” Carter says. “We’re thrilled to see the breadth of innovative work that is happening, and that we’re able to provide $10,000 to each of these top four ventures to support their continued growth.”
The following teams from Hopkins BME received the Thalheimer Graduate Student Award.