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During the fall semester, students at Johns Hopkins who were interested in starting a company had some new options to turn to as they looked to develop their ideas and meet other entrepreneurs at the university.

There were monthly pitch nights, and workshops for students who are curious about starting a business. It’s all part of FastForward U, a targeted initiative to connect students with the resources for entrepreneurs that the university has been building in recent years.

“Through FastForward U we can support any and all students that are starting new ventures,” whether it’s a tech startup, social venture or nonprofit, said Darius Graham, who is overseeing FastForward U in the role of director of student ventures.

…The new initiative comes at a time when we’ve noticed student energy around entrepreneurship at the university.

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Stephen Babcock is the editor of Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.