Some spoke in Russian. Others in English. Either way, the mission was the same: To gain experience describing their entrepreneurial ventures to a room full of Americans.
More than 200 entrepreneurs, business professionals, government leaders and others congregated at Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus in January to learn how to apply for federal funding for their innovative research projects.
The Johns Hopkins Montgomery County Campus partners with other divisions of the university to offer summer programs for high school and college students. One of the classes slated to be offered on campus this summer is Politics and Genre, taught by Katherine Goktepe.
Perceptive Navigation, a medical device start-up company whose chief executive is Johns Hopkins cardiologist Dr. Ted Abraham, won a highly competitive Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 2 grant. Perceptive Navigation, located at the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus, works to commercialize the Vu-Cath, an image-guided catheter that can be used in complex surgeries.