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 UW 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?

CoMotion has a wide variety of mentorship opportunities through programs such as the UW Pacific Northwest I-Corps Site program and CoMotion Innovation Gap Fund as well as direct advising of teams incubating at UW and members of the CoMotion Labs startup incubator.

To apply to become a CoMotion Mentor Network member, go to our CoMotion Advisory Solutions community page and join as a Mentor.