Leen Kawas named a finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year award by the Association of Washington Business
The Association of Washington Business holds an annual red carpet event honoring the region’s most recognized business leaders. The Evening of Excellence event will take November 30th.
We’re ecstatic that our CEO is celebrated for all her accomplishments so far!
CEO Leen Kawas honored in 2016 class of Puget Sound Business Journal’s 40 under 40
“Four hundred were nominated, 40 were selected.”
“They’re driven. They’re powerful. They’re all under 40 years old.”
M3 CEO Leen Kawas selected as an EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 finalist in the Pacific Northwest
EY today announced that Leen Kawas, CEO of M3 Biotechnology is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Award in the Pacific Northwest. Now in its 30th year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world. The awards program celebrates entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
Leen was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a black-tie gala event on June 17, 2016 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel.
M3 CEO Leen Kawas named as a finalist for the 2016 GeekWire Young Entrepreneur of the Year award!
As the leader of an up-and-coming biotechnology company, M3 Biotechnology, Kawas is taking on some of the most debilitating diseases of the brain, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, by seeking to regrow brain cells through regenerative medicine.
An immigrant from Jordan, Kawas recently raised $10 million for the company from prominent investors including longtime Seattle biotech executive Bruce Montgomery.
Kawas started working on the idea while studying for her doctorate at Washington State University. She’s “tackling diseases of the brain that have confounded far more experienced executives,” writes science journalist Sally James in a recent profile of Kawas for Seattle Business magazine.