GeekWire Spotlights Michael Young as “2012 Newsmaker” for Championing UW Commercialization

UW President Michael Young has been identified by GeekWire as a “2012 Newsmaker” on GeekWire this month, leading up to the GeekWire Gala on Dec. 6 at McCaw Hall in Seattle.

Young earned this distinction for his pledge to double the number of start-ups coming out of the UW, and his support of the UW Center for Commercialization’s initiatives to achieve this goal. Initiatives include the new start-up incubator unveiled in Feb. 2012 at Fluke Hall, the formation of the $20 million W Fund, a public-private partnership which is targeting research-based spin-outs.

Many of the newsmakers from the GeekWire list will be attending the Dec. 6 gala.

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