Innovation Factory

Innovation Factory is a student-run organization dedicated to fostering student-driven innovation across the Johns Hopkins community through networking, competitions, and proprietary guidance.

We work with new and experienced entrepreneurs to define and refine their ideas into lean business plans and fundable startups. Our mission is to foster student-driven innovation across the Johns Hopkins ecosystem by supporting students develop their entrepreneurial ventures, providing networking opportunities to link with alumni, and hosting the semi-annual Student Startup Competition.

Reach out if you are interested in discussing your ideas for a venture, participating in our competition, or being a member of our team!

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  • President, Sr. Entrepreneur-in-Residence: Amir Patel
  • Vice President, Jr. Entrepreneur-in-Residence: Anna Myroshnychenko
  • Vice President, Project Management: Jack Fisher

Student Startup Challenge

In partnership with the Office of Experiential Learning, Innovation Factory co-hosts the annual Student Startup Challenge where student-led teams from across the Johns Hopkins community can come together to learn about entrepreneurship and compete to win up to $10,000 to jumpstart their venture! The competition takes place in both the fall and spring semesters, and any student from a Johns Hopkins school can enter. No previous entrepreneurship experience is required and there are or industry constraints.