The Pava Marie LaPere Center for Entrepreneurship empowers and equips Johns Hopkins students, alumni, and community changemakers to build impactful, sustainable ventures. Grounded in Baltimore, with an eye toward the world, the Center convenes diverse stakeholders and resources to create a dynamic innovation ecosystem. We support founders doing good, creating value and opportunity.

Anyone from the curious to the committed is encouraged to plug in and access funding, support, and much more.



All of our accelerators are industry agnostic; all relevant ventures (including nonprofits) are eligible to apply

Funding Opportunities

Our entrepreneurs are eligible for non-dilutive grant and prize funding that ranges from $100-$100K


We have over 200 alumni and ecosystem connections across a diversity of industries and expertise


Latest Updates


Learn what's new at the Pava Center and with our teams


Workshops, networking, pitch competitions, and more!

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