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Mentors can mean the difference between success and failure for early-stage entrepreneurs.

Find a mentor

Mentors offer business development knowledge, pitch coaching, networking connections, and subject matter expertise.

For UW Researchers

For those who have not yet taken a license to form a startup, or are pursuing the license to industry path, go to our CoMotion Advisory Solutions community page and join as a Team.

For UW spinoffs and all CoMotion Labs members

Go to our CoMotion Advisory Solutions community page and join as a Mentee.

Mentor database

Connect with mentors and advisors to help grow your startup. Explore our programs.

Meet a few of our mentors

Mike Robinson

Mike specializes in engineering, software/IT and AR/VR. His areas of expertise include board and team leadership, business development and strategic partners, finance, fundraising (Angel/VC, non-dilutive grants), legal, manufacturing and product design, sales and marketing. Industry and domain expertise include software, consumer applications, computer applications and cleantech/energy.

Jessica Urban

Jessica specializes in life sciences and engineering. Her areas of expertise include business development, strategic partners, hiring and growing a team and project management. Industry and domain expertise include medical and engineering devices, methods and processes.

George Gosieski

George specializes in engineering and software/IT. His areas of expertise include business development and social impact. Industry and domain expertise include aerospace, fintech, bioinformatics, healthcare IT, IoT, machine learning, Big Data, social innovation, methods and processes and B2B.

Become a mentor

CoMotion offers a variety of opportunities for mentors to get involved and connect with University of Washington researchers on the path to commercializing their innovations or in the early stages of a startup company. Mentors offer business development knowledge, pitch coaching, networking connections, subject matter expertise, and/or help with team building. Some mentors may transition to key roles within the startup including as CEO or advisory board members.