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Become a mentor

Advise, encourage, and coach UW innovators on the path to commercialization

CoMotion offers a variety of opportunities for mentors to get involved and connect with University of Washington researchers on their path to commercialization or in the early stages of a startup company.


Becoming a member of the UW CoMotion mentor network connects local business mentors to faculty, researchers, students, and resident startups – the next generation of innovators. These innovators need guidance along their journey. That’s where you come in. Are you energized by sharing your expertise? Do you enjoy keeping your finger on the pulse of emerging science and technology? Do you like helping academic teams find business solutions? To apply to become part of the CoMotion mentor network, go to our CoMotion Advisory Solutions community page and join as a Mentor. New applications are reviewed quarterly.

Please note that due to high interest, there is currently a wait list.