Hatch is our annual innovation conference, where we bring speakers, startups, and workshops to Homewood campus for a day-long celebration of entrepreneurship.
Hatch 2017, our inaugural conference, featured 6 speakers, 25 startups, 3 workshops, and attracted over 200 attendees.
As an annual conference, Hatch is our largest event and biggest expense. You can support Hatch 2018 through either donation or sponsorship.
The iCubed Series is a three-part event focused on helpings students solve problems they are passionate about. The first event, Investigate, lets students brainstorm problems plaguing our world today. Ideate, the second event, focuses on coming up with solutions to the most pressing problems. Finally, students form teams for startups, research, or academic classes to execute their solutions in the final stage of iCubed, Innovate.
TCO hosts a variety of smaller events throughout the semester. We kickoff each year with the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Showcase, introducing students to the different ways they can get involved with entrepreneurship at Hopkins and in Baltimore. We bring in entrepreneurs to lead workshops, take students on tours of local coworking spaces, and host networking events with students, alumni, and Baltimore community members.
We believe the best way to get students excited about entrepreneurship is by putting them in the middle of the action. Unfortunately, many students can’t afford to take unpaid internships at small startups. Our S^3 fund subsidizes the cost of a student pursing an unpaid internship at a Baltimore startup or nonprofit over the summer.
Entrepreneurship is the best way to create novel solutions to the problems that are plaguing our cities, and students bring a fresh perspective to persistent issues. That’s why TCO wants to support the students who are willing to tackle these challenging issues. With the SES fund, we will give micro-funding to students with social enterprises focused on addressing issues within Baltimore city.
TCO Labs publishes a variety of resources, both online and in print, aimed at informing students about the entrepreneurial ecosystem at Hopkins and in Baltimore, showing them ways to get involved, and educating them on what it means to pursue entrepreneurship. We hope to eventually build out these materials into a comprehensive guide on student entrepreneurship.
This year, JHTV, TCO Labs, and JHU SGA worked together to open the first-ever undergraduate entrepreneurship space on the Homewood campus. Located on the first floor of the Wyman Park building, FFU provides coworking space, break-out rooms, and private desks for student entrepreneurs.
While we have the space, keeping it stocked is tough. We need help buying resources such as office supplies, appliances, and prototyping materials to help student entrepreneurs with their ventures.