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Startups & Incubation

We support startup creation, launch, and incubation.

We help entrepreneurs reach the next level with resources to license inventions, launch a business, or incubate a startup. We offer wraparound services to support startup success including training, mentoring, networking, funding opportunities, and space across a variety of industries.

Featured opportunities for startups

The BECU FinTech Incubator Competition

Fintech startups working in AI/process automation, Big Data/Machine Learning, digital lending, payments and settlements, crowdfunding platforms and other relevant areas are encouraged to apply. The benefits include: a one-year membership in the BECU FinTech Incubator at CoMotion Labs, access to Pitchbook, and connections to BECU mentors, experts, vendors and partners.

Other opportunities for startups

Innovation Training

Learn more about Innovation Training

Funding & competitions

  • CoMotion DubPitch
    CoMotion brings together early-stage startups and venture capitalists for an exchange of ideas and potential investment opportunities. Open to UW spinoffs, CoMotion Labs startups, s WE-REACH startups, and the Mobility Innovation Center. For more information, contact cmevents@uw.edu.

Learn more about Funding Resources

Mentorship

  • Find a Mentor
    Mentors can mean the difference between success and failure for early-stage entrepreneurs. They offer business development knowledge, pitch coaching, networking connections, and subject matter expertise. All UW spinoffs and all CoMotion Labs members should join as a mentee at CoMotion Advisory Solutions Community Page.

Learn more about Mentorship

Licensing

  • Husky Fast Start (For UW Spinoffs only)
    Husky FAST Start (TM) is intended for UW spinoffs building a company based on UW-managed intellectual property. The FAST acronym stands for Fair, Aligned, Standardized, and Transparent. These specialized terms are available to spinoffs founded by UW students, professors, and employees who developed the innovation. The simplified and standardized templates for startup term sheets and license agreements have been vetted by a panel of attorneys from several local law firms.

Learn more about Licensing

Incubate at CoMotion Labs

CoMotion Labs provides a multi-industry incubation environment for early-stage startups with a focus on UW spinoffs. Learn more about our spaces and member benefits.

Regulatory and reimbursement analysis (for UW spinoffs only)

The Institute of Translational Health Sciences helps project teams address regulatory and reimbursement analysis, which is essential in moving technologies like medical devices, diagnostics or therapeutics forward.

Questions?

  • UW researchers with questions can contact us at uwinvent@uw.edu.
  • Startups with questions can contact CoMotion Labs at cmlabs@uw.edu or call (206) 543-3970