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Hopkins Accelerator Aims to Give Startups a Jump Start

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In the bowels of a building where a long-gone manufacturer once made fine silver, the Johns Hopkins University cultivates fledgling firms.
The FastForward business accelerator is a first for Hopkins, which quietly launched the operation last year and will publicly unveil it Thursday. The move into business incubation is the latest example of the university’s effort to remake itself into an entrepreneurial engine — something it has felt pressure to do over the years.
Three startup businesses are in the accelerator now, with about half a dozen more coming later this year and others in talks. The university expects all 16 slots will be full in a year or two.
Read more at the Baltimore Sun.

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