JHU's Christy Wyskiel recognized for impact on companies, communities in Baltimore

Senior adviser to the president named to 'Baltimore Business Journal' Power 10

Christy Wyskiel, senior adviser to the president of Johns Hopkins University for enterprise development, has been named to the Baltimore Business Journal's Power 10, "a group of leaders, both veteran and emerging, who are making a significant impact on their companies and communities."

Christy Wyskiel

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In her position, Wyskiel—who joined JHU in 2013—is responsible for the commercialization of faculty discoveries and inventions, and for cultivating the university's growing relationships with entrepreneurs and the business community. She also leads Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures.

Under Wyskiel's leadership, JHTV has added space, services, mentorship, and funding opportunities to power Baltimore's innovation ecosystem, helping life-changing innovations move more efficiently from the lab to the marketplace and empowering startups to reach their potential. A number of those companies—including Canton-based Personal Genome Dynamics, which recently closed on $75 million in new funding—have established roots in Baltimore.

In fiscal years 2016 and 2017 combined, JHTV received more than 1,000 invention disclosures, had 278 new U.S. patents issued, helped create 40 startups, and generated $75.1 million in licensing revenue. JHTV also continues to create innovation spaces where startups can grow and thrive, with two new locations—FastForward 1812 and FastForward R. House—opening last year.

The honorees were chosen based on nominations from the public and Baltimore Business Journal staff.