Innovation Factory - A Student-Led Organization at Johns Hopkins University

Education. Entrepreneurship. Capital


JHU Venture Capital Investment Competition
Jan
23
8:00 am08:00

JHU Venture Capital Investment Competition

  • JHU Carey Business School

RSVP at: https://www.facebook.com/events/729525533807887/

TEAM APPLICATIONS DUE DECEMBER 19th!
http://jhucareyvcic.splashthat.com/

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About VCIC
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The Venture Capital Investment Competition® began in the middle of the technology bubble in 1998 as an educational event for MBAs to learn about venture funding. Now in its 18th year, through good times and bad in the venture industry, VCIC® has evolved into a marketplace for entrepreneurs seeking investors and a training ground for future venture capitalists. In 2010, VCIC included 50 events in four continents, and served 1,000 students, 150 venture capitalists and 100 entrepreneurs. The program is akin to a network of mini-venture fairs, wherein about a quarter of the entrepreneurs who present go on to raise venture funding.

At the core of the event is a creative turn of the tables. Unlike business plan competitions in which students pitch their own ideas to investors, at VCIC the students are the investors, and real entrepreneurs pitch to them. It is a very powerful learning experience for both parties. Add to the mix a dozen VC judges, and you have what the VCIC website describes as a “win-win-win.” Students learn (and win cash), entrepreneurs connect with investors and VCs get an early peek at some viable deals.

How viable? About 25% go on to raise venture capital after participating at VCIC, remarkable considering that most of these events occurred post-bubble, including a dismal one-out-of-30 in 2002. At the finals, 2 of 5 go on to get funded.

All enrolled graduate students, not just MBA candidates, are eligible, including executive MBA, excluding students who are current full– or half–time paid employees of a venture capital firm.

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VCIC Important Dates
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**Thursday, December 4th - 4:45 pm to 6:00pm
Information Session & VC Workshop at JHU Carey

**Friday, December 19th - by 11:59PM
DEADLINE FOR TEAM APPLICATIONS FOR JHU VCIC COMPETITION!
Teams may apply even if they were unable to attend information session. The Innovation Factory VCIC Committee will select the top 6 teams to compete for the JHU VCIC Competition. We highly encourage multi-disciplinary teams that include a variety of educational & professional backgrounds.

**Friday, January 23rd - 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Johns Hopkins University VCIC Competition at Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

**Friday, January 30th - 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Winning JHU Team/Individuals Compete at Regional VCIC Competition at Georgetown

NYC StartUP! Showdown = JHU Students + JHU Alumni + Friends
Jan
15
6:30 pm18:30

NYC StartUP! Showdown = JHU Students + JHU Alumni + Friends

  • TBD

RSVP at: https://www.facebook.com/events/750946098313069

With the holiday break about to end, Johns Hopkins Innovation Factory is pumped to get back into the swing of things by bringing together JHU Students + JHU Alumni + Friends in the city that never sleeps!

Together with DreamIt Ventures NYC, we'll be supplying a superstar panel of venture capitalist judges, a rockstar speaker, and enough food & drinks to allow ample mingling amongst fellow Blue Jays.

We're on the hunt for 4-8 awesome JHU-affiliated start-ups to pitch at the event! If you're a JHU-affiliated start-up and would like to pitch at the event, please e-mail InnovationFactory@jhu.edu for submission instructions.

*JHU-affiliated = At least one team member that is a JHU student, alumni, faculty, staff, or member of our larger community (family, spouse, partner, etc.)

NYC StartUP! Tour for JHU Students featuring Harry's + Managed by Q
Jan
15
10:00 am10:00
job trek

NYC StartUP! Tour for JHU Students featuring Harry's + Managed by Q

  • New York, NY USA

Johns Hopkins Innovation Factory is organizing a fantastic opportunity for current JHU students who are interested in entrepreneurship, innovation & working in the start-up space after graduation!

We will be arranging 3-5 office tours + presentations + Q&A at some of NYC's most successful start-ups!

Start-ups confirmed:
Harry's https://www.harrys.com/
Managed by Q http://www.managedbyq.com/

Stay tuned for updates on the start-ups we'll visit!

JHU Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC) - Info Session + Workshop
Dec
4
4:45 pm16:45

JHU Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC) - Info Session + Workshop

  • JHU Carey Business School

RSVP at: https://www.facebook.com/events/591181954319479/

Johns Hopkins Innovation Factory & Johns Hopkins Carey Entrepreneurship Club will be hosting our 2015 Venture Capital Investment Competition at Carey on Friday, January 23rd, 2013. We will host a Hopkins-wide competition, and then select the best team to send on to the Regional Competition January 30th at Georgetown.

At the Regional Competition, the winning Hopkins team/individuals will be competing against Duke, Georgetown, UVA, UNC, Maryland, and Wake Forest. Given the stiff competition, we need to make sure we put Johns Hopkins & Carey on everyone's radar and win this thing!

We are planning on hosting an information session and venture capital workshop Thursday December 4th, from 4:45 - 6pm.

We encourage all interested students to join us to learn more about the competition, as well as some pointers on term sheets from Professor Liew and other JHU experts.

All enrolled graduate students, not just MBA candidates, are eligible to compete, including executive MBA, excluding students who are current full– or half–time paid employees of a venture capital firm.

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VCIC Important Dates
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**Thursday, December 4th - 4:45 pm to 6:00pm
Information Session & VC Workshop at JHU Carey

**Friday, December 19th - by 11:59PM
DEADLINE FOR TEAM APPLICATIONS FOR JHU VCIC COMPETITION!
Teams may apply even if they were unable to attend information session. The Innovation Factory VCIC Committee will select the top 6 teams to compete for the JHU VCIC Competition. We highly encourage multi-disciplinary teams that include a variety of educational & professional backgrounds.

**Friday, January 23rd - 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Johns Hopkins University VCIC Competition at Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

**Friday, January 30th - 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Regional VCIC Competition at Georgetown

StartUP! Speaker - Executive Vice Dean Phil Phan - Creativity & Ideation
Dec
2
12:00 pm12:00
workshop

StartUP! Speaker - Executive Vice Dean Phil Phan - Creativity & Ideation

  • Johns Hopkins Armstrong Medical Education Building

RSVP at: https://www.facebook.com/events/827329013998174/

Join us for a StartUP! Speaker in Baltimore, featuring Executive Vice Dean Phil Phan on December 2nd from 12:00-1:00PM!

The focus will be on creativity and ideation, particularly how to identify problems that need to be solved or come up with ideas for new products for organizations.

Location: Armstrong Medical Education Building, Room 402

Vice Dean Phillip Phan's Bio:
Phillip Phan, PhD (Strategic Management, University of Washington School of Business Administration) joined the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in 2008. He is a Professor in the research track with expertise in the areas of corporate governance and technological entrepreneurship.

He is the founder and lead for the JHU Entrepreneurship Bootcamp which provides the basic knowledge and skills needed to turn raw ideas into validated business proposals for medical school teams. He is also the co-Faculty Advisor for Johns Hopkins Innovation Factory.

Build Your Own 3D Printer - jimmi~research 3D Printer Workshop!
Nov
21
Nov 23
workshop, technology

Build Your Own 3D Printer - jimmi~research 3D Printer Workshop!

  • Maryland Institute College of Art

BUILD YOUR OWN 3D PRINTER WORKSHOP!!!

Join the designers of the jimmi~research 3D Printer for a 3 day intensive introduction to 3D printing and digital fabrication. Over the course of the workshop, participants will build and walk home with their own 3D Printer, and learn the basics of its use and modification! The workshop will run Friday November 21st through Sunday November 23rd and will be hosted at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD.

Cost: $1299.00

Registration and payment due: Friday, October 24th, 2014. 

(email jimmiresearch@gmail.com for possibility of late registration after this date)

Contact the jimmi~research team at jimmiresearch@gmail.com to register.

The Practical:
A 3D printer Build workshop hosted by jimmi~research is an intensive introduction to the world of 3D printing and digital fabrication. In the 3 day workshop students with varying levels of experience will be led through the building of their own 3D printer. This workshop provides all necessary software, direction, and resources to begin 3D printing, to maintain the printer, modify, and become contributors to the open source community. A workshop can support the building of 5-15 printers (flexible). Participants should expect that with continued use of an open source 3D Printer there is a commitment to continued learning and problems solving.

The Poetics:
For jimmi~research, the hosting of build workshops is critical for sharing our research and building a community of users and contributors. This printer is not an appliance (!) but a form of education, an outlet for creative problem solving, and is one more tool in the studio, lab, concert hall, etc. While many participants are interested in a plastic-printing 3d printer, our project is most interested in expanding the parameters of what is within the realm of digital fabrication. Collaborators have converted their jimmi~research into bio printers, ceramic printers, inkjet printers, instruments, performance tools, robotic painting machines. We want to involve as many as possible to expand the poetic depths of this technology.

Timeframe:
A workshop typically runs 3 days with a flexible daily schedule beginning at 10am and ending late afternoon-evening. We leave this schedule flexible to accommodate different skill levels and speeds of working, some people may finish a days work very quickly, some need to stay late to catch up with the group.

Printer Specifications:
Participants in the workshop will build a printer and take it home with them at the end of the workshop.
The jimmi~research 3D Printer is an FDM printing platform equipped for printing in plastic.

jimmi~resarch 3D Printer features include:
- RAMBo printer control board
- heated build platform
- Print volume of 300mm x 270mm x 170mm - Durable plastic frame
- Designed for flexible use

All of the tools necessary for a group build will be provided by jimmi~research, and several will be given to students with the printer as a part of the build kit.

StartUP! Lunch - Dr. Ivor Royston - Founding Managing Partner, Forward Ventures
Nov
20
12:30 pm12:30

StartUP! Lunch - Dr. Ivor Royston - Founding Managing Partner, Forward Ventures

  • JHU Armstrong Medical Education Building, Room 402

Join us for a StartUP! Lunch in Baltimore, featuring JHU alumnus Dr. Ivor Royston on November 20th, 2014 from 12:30-1:30PM! 

RSVP at: https://www.facebook.com/events/825740620800384/

Location: Armstrong Medical Education Building, Room 402

Dr. Royston is a JHU alumnus, as well as an oncologist, researcher, scientist, entrepreneur and venture capitalist, recognized for his efforts to develop treatments for multiple disease targets and to fund biotechnology companies with promising science, technology or medicines. After co-founding the first biotechnology company in San Diego, California, he and his associates went on to form or invest in dozens of other biotechs, laying the foundation of the region's thriving biotech cluster, one of the three largest in the United States. As a venture capitalist, Dr. Royston invests in start-up companies that have promising technologies for treating and potentially curing diseases, including various forms of cancer.

 

HopHacks Demos at Carey Business School
Oct
24
12:00 pm12:00
technology, demos

HopHacks Demos at Carey Business School

  • Carey Business School - Room 206

Undergraduate HopHacks winners will be presenting their mobile apps at 12pm in Room 206 of the Carey Business School. Attendees will give them feedback whether we think "this a business" or "just a fun app"? Come meet and greet our young entrepreneurs and computer programers from the Homewood campus! Pizza & drinks will be provided. 

Background: HopHacks is a student run, 36 hour hackathon at the Johns Hopkins University. This event brings engineers, designers, and entrepreneurs together to explore new ideas, compete for prizes and create amazing applications. It allows skilled students to showcase their hard work and knowledge. The great application students build in the 36 hours are meant to be the starting point for world changing ideas.

Technology Transfer Conference 2014
Oct
23
Oct 25

Technology Transfer Conference 2014

  • Marriot Inner Harbor

What: Johns Hopkins University faculty and Ph.D. students are invited to attend and participate in the 2014 Technology Transfer Conference hosted by the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and the Technology Transfer Society. 

When: October 23-25, 2014 

Where: The Marriott Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD. 

The Technology Transfer Conference will explore the latest research in translational science by examining all aspects of the translation process. Seventy papers and 4 keynotes will discuss theoretical and empirical models to better understand the factors affecting organizational structures and processes, accounting and financial re-porting, macro-environmental, and policies and governance arrangements that in turn affect discovery transla-tion. The conference will result in two publications; a special issue of the Journal of Technology Transfer and a volume entitled, “Translational Science,” part of the Johns Hopkins Series on Entrepreneurship, published by Edward Elgar, UK. 

Discount for JHU Students and Faculty: $100 discount on registration fee for students and faculty who register online - use the code ‘student’) 

Registration: http://webapps.jhu.edu/carey_more_info/technology-transfer/

Y Combinator - How to Start a Startup - Peter Thiel - Business Strategy & Monopoly Theory
Oct
8
12:15 pm12:15

Y Combinator - How to Start a Startup - Peter Thiel - Business Strategy & Monopoly Theory

  • Carey Business School

To learn more and RSVP, visit our facebook event.

In Lecture 5, Peter Thiel, will be sharing insights regarding business strategy and monopoly theory.

Basic Background:
Peter has been involved with some of the most dynamic companies from the Silicon Valley.

Peter co- founded Paypal, established Clarium Capital Management, and helped launch Planatir Technologies.

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Sam Altman, President of Y Combinator, will be teaching a class at Stanford this fall on How to Start a Startup. Along with guest lecturers like Marissa Mayer, Peter Thiel, and Ben Horowitz, he will be covering the fundamentals: how to come up with ideas and evaluate them, how to get users and grow, how to do sales and marketing, how to hire, how to raise money, company culture, operations and management, business strategy, and more.

Johns Hopkins Innovation Factory will be organizing sessions to watch the lecture videos. We’ll brainstorm ideas, bounce them off each other, and refine them over the course of the semester. Feel free to join for the entire session, or just the parts your course schedule allows.

Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind opportunity!

Lunch will be provided.

Innovation Factory Leadership Applications Due Oct 6th!
Oct
6
5:00 pm17:00

Innovation Factory Leadership Applications Due Oct 6th!

To build and maintain a legacy of innovation and entrepreneurship at Hopkins, we need passionate student leaders to be involved and take ownership of our student-led organization.

We are looking for students interested taking on a leadership role, and helping to bring our collective Johns Hopkins Innovation Factory to the next level for 2014-2015 and beyond!

To apply to join our amazing multidisciplinary team, please fill out a statement of interest.

E-mail any questions to innovationfactory@jhu.edu

Y Combinator - How to Start A Startup Course - Lecture 2
Oct
3
12:15 pm12:15

Y Combinator - How to Start A Startup Course - Lecture 2

  • Carey Business School

For more information, visit our facebook event.

Sam Altman, President of Y Combinator, will be teaching a class at Stanford this fall on How to Start a Startup. Along with guest lecturers like Marissa Mayer, Peter Thiel, and Ben Horowitz, he will be covering the fundamentals: how to come up with ideas and evaluate them, how to get users and grow, how to do sales and marketing, how to hire, how to raise money, company culture, operations and management, business strategy, and more.

Johns Hopkins Innovation Factory will be organizing sessions on Wednesdays and Fridays at 12:15-2:30 to watch the lecture videos. We’ll brainstorm ideas, bounce them off each other, and refine them over the course of the semester. Feel free to join for the entire session, or just the parts your course schedule allows.


Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind opportunity!

Lunch will be provided.

DC TechDay 2014
Oct
2
10:00 am10:00

DC TechDay 2014

  • National Building Museum

For more information, visit our facebook event.

TechDay is a massive science fair for startups. Startups have the opportunity to show off their products to thousands of consumers, the highest caliber investors, hordes of press, the most sought after talent, and the greatest pool of tech enthusiasts looking to celebrate emerging venture.

Washington D.C. and it’s surrounding areas is the next great startup hub and we want to help foster the growth. So join Johns Hopkins Innovation Factory and the DC TechDay team for an action packed day that promises to be the best startup event D.C. has ever seen. It’s free to attend, but you must register using the link below….we hope to see you there!

Y Combinator - How to Start A Startup Course - Lecture 1
Oct
1
12:15 pm12:15

Y Combinator - How to Start A Startup Course - Lecture 1

  • Carey Business School

Sam Altman, President of Y Combinator, will be teaching a class at Stanford this fall on How to Start a Startup. Along with guest lecturers like Marissa Mayer, Peter Thiel, and Ben Horowitz, he will be covering the fundamentals: how to come up with ideas and evaluate them, how to get users and grow, how to do sales and marketing, how to hire, how to raise money, company culture, operations and management, business strategy, and more.

Johns Hopkins Innovation Factory will be organizing sessions on Wednesdays and Fridays at 12:15-2:30 to watch the lecture videos. We’ll brainstorm ideas, bounce them off each other, and refine them over the course of the semester. Feel free to join for the entire session, or just the parts your course schedule allows.

Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind opportunity!

For more information visit our facebook event.

May
2
5:00 pm17:00

Entrepreneurship Week: A Call for Innovation (Pitch Day)

Hosted by Medical and Educational Perspectives (MEP), BME EDGE and Innovation Factory

RSVP Here

Location: Zayed 2117, Medical Campus
 

Young Innovators in Hopkins community Showcasing their ideas, prototypes and startups.

Judges will include:

  Henry Anh, Program Manager for TEDCO Technology Funding Programs

  Bob Storey, Managing Director, MVR Companies

  Deb Tillett, President and Executive Director of ETC, Emerging Technology Center

  Anti Korhonoen, CEO of Ekahau

  Dr.  Chuck Montague, Director of Business Development at JHU Dept. of Biomedical    Engineering

  Dr. Renu Gupta, CMO of Insmed

  Dr. Jim Kyung-Soo Liew (Carey Business School)

 

Description of Awards

Winners in the medical product/prototype categories are sponsored by MEP and will win up to $8000 funding which includes a  $1000 cash prize, a sponsored trip to India ($2000 prize in global category only), and  up to $5000 in materials/resources cost with the promise to commit to work with MEP for a minimum of a year in the development and commercialization of their ideas.

Winners in the medical idea categories are sponsored by MEP and will receive a $250 cash price as well as the opportunity to work with MEP to obtain greater funds throughout the year.

Winners in the general venture categories are sponsored by BME EDGE and Innovation Factory and will be eligible for the cash prizes.

May
1
5:00 pm17:00

Entrepreneurship Week: How to Go Forth with an Idea and Conquer the Market

Hosted by Medical and Educational Perspectives (MEP), BME EDGE and Innovation Factory

RSVP Here

Location: Zayed 2117, Medical Campus

5 – 6 pm Talk:  From Bench to the Marketplace:  Abba Polikoff (Chairman of the Gordon Feinblatts Securities Practice Group and Israel Practice Group)

6 - 7 pm Talk:  Deb Tillett, President and Executive Director of ETC, Emerging Technology Center

7 – 8 pm Talk: Business Models Made Easy, From Silly Cow to Your First Customer: Dr. Chuck Montague (Director of Business and Development at JHU BME) and Peter Ettinger (Marketing and Advertising Consultant and Professional, MEP Course Manager)

Apr
28
5:30 pm17:30

Entrepreneurship Week: The Road to Entrepreneurship workshop

Hosted by Medical and Educational Perspectives (MEP), BME EDGE and Innovation Factory

RSVP Here

Location: Armstrong 402, Medical Campus

5:30 - 6:30pm Talk: How to Know if You’re an Entrepreneur
Kunal Parikh (Executive Director, Social Innovation Lab)

6:30 - 7:30 pm Talk: Commercializing the Next Great Invention:
Toby Gordon, ScD (Carey Business School)

 

Toby Gordon, ScD (Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University) joined the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in 2010. She serves as the Faculty Director of the Healthcare and Life Sciences MBA Programs and is an Associate Professor in the practice track with expertise in the areas of healthcare policy, management of health systems, and technology commercialization. Toby has a joint appointment in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Health Policy and Management), as well as a part-time appointment with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery.

Honors and Distinctions

  • 2008-Present Co-editor, Medical Innovation and Business, Wolters Klower Health
  • 2007 Top 100 Minority and Women Business Entrepreneur (MBE)
  • 2006 Maryland's Top 100 Women - Circle of Excellence, The Daily Record
Apr
23
6:30 pm18:30

Entrepreneurship Week: Disruptive Trends in U.S. Health care

Hosted by Medical and Educational Perspectives (MEP), BME EDGE and Innovation Factory

RSVP Here

Location: Zayed 2119, Medical Campus

Panel Moderator:
Christy Wyskiel (Senior Adviser to President Daniels and co-founder of two Baltimore-based start-ups including GrayBug)

Panel Participants include: 
Dr. Renu Gupta (CMO of Insmed)
Dr. Sandeep Pulim (CMIO of Point of Care)
Malinda Peeples (VP Clinical Advocacy at WellDoc)
Steven Ferguson (Deputy Director, Licensing and Entrepreneurship at NIH)

Apr
21
3:00 pm15:00

Entrepreneurship Week: Identifying Global Trends and Gaps

Hosted by Medical and Educational Perspectives (MEP), BME EDGE and Innovation Factory

Feel free to come at any time...

RSVP Here

Location: Zayed 2117, Medical Campus

3 - 3:15pm Welcome and Introduction: Dr. Robert Bollinger, Director of Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE)

3:15 – 3:45 pm Talk: Tales of an International Entrepreneur: Dr. Sheila Khatri (JD, Founder of Moti International)

3:45 - 4:15 pm Talk:  Paving the International Road to Commercialization: Dr. James E. Bernstein (MD, CEO Eniware LLC)

4:15 – 5 pm Panel: Identifying Global Trends and Gaps

Panel Moderator: Dr. Nidhi Rumpal (Tech Transfer Professional and Lead, Project Innovate)

Panel participants include Maryland State Department of Economic Development (MD DBED), Dr. Amita Gupta (CCGHE)